As a peripatetic tutor & lecturer, I have taught and lectured to and trained a wide spectrum of audiences at all levels from apprentices to architects. My audiences have included, Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Canals & Rivers Trust (CRT), National Trust, Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI), Post Graduate students at University of Birmingham and Birmingham City University as well as THI courses at Pontefract and Prescot among others. Qualified with City & Guilds Advanced Craft Certificate in Brickwork, a history degree and Masters in Historic Environment Conservation, I am a strong believer in Continued Professional Development. Passing on knowledge to others is also extremely important. The training & lecturing I deliver is underpinned by year-round experience of practical brickwork conservation on site. I regularly attend Craft and theoretical CPD sessions.

In summary, I can provide:
Non-accredited On-site training to contractors unfamiliar with traditional techniques
Accredited training at all levels for training providers and organisations across a broad spectrum of conservation topics
Bespoke courses on building conservation & traditional brickwork skills
Non accredited bespoke courses on brickwork conservation to home owners

Image Caption: 'Traditional skills and materials familiarization training for CRT supervisors and post graduate conservation students'

Two-day Practical Brickwork Conservation course

This course takes place in a beautiful setting near the historic town of Shrewsbury. It is aimed at bricklayers and building professionals who wish to gain practical hands on experience and or familiarisation in key skills in traditional brickwork conservation.  It will include a presentation on the assessment of traditional brickwork, followed by a physical examination of a traditional brick structure.
Delegates will then carry out various tasks associated with brick conservation including making a lime mortar, brick removal and replacement, stitching of cracks, removal of cementitious mortar, conservation pointing and plastic (mortar) repairs and protection of work in  different climatic conditions.

For more details, including dates and prices, please contact us.

Traditional pointing & Jointing Course

This four day, one to one,  practical course is aimed at  bricklayers & masons who wish to further their craft skills &  education of this area of traditional skill.

The course will open with an overview of the historical context of pointing styles from the  Medieval to Edwardian periods. The course will then focus on jointing and pointing finishes  with an emphasis on the Georgian & Victorian eras as well as modern conservation pointing.

For more details, including dates and prices, please contact us.

Tuck Pointing Course

This four day, one to one practical course is aimed at  brick craftsmen and women who wish to further their craft  knowledge & education in this highly skilled traditional  finish.  The course will open with an overview of the historical context of tuck pointing. The course will then examine each step in the process of this art including, surface preparation, colour washing, stopping up the joints, applying the housing and the tuck ribbon.  Tools, equipment & materials will be covered in detail. Student will have an opportunity to practice.

For more details, including dates and prices, please contact us.

Bespoke Courses

We can provide personally tailored, one to one, or small group, training either in our brick workshop, our training venue, your place of business, on site, or if you are a homeowner at your home.

For more details, including dates and prices, please contact us.

I have no hesitation in recommending Terrence Lee as an experienced tutor and trainer in traditional brickwork.  Terrence has taught courses on the history and practice of traditional brickwork for post graduate students at the Ironbridge Institute and Birmingham City University.  He is able to communicate with great clarity at all levels from the experienced contractor to the inexperienced homeowner"

Harriet Devlin MBE

MA (Cantab), AMA, PGCE, Dip Cons (RSUA), IHBC


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