Project Description

Duration: 1 Day
Delivery method: 50% classroom, 50% practical
Delivery language: English only
Price: £150 – £175/person (inc. VAT) – Please enquire below for a personalised quote

Our comprehensive course covering the fundamentals of cavity wall construction! Learn how to form cavities and restrain masonry correctly, including the use and application of air bricks, weep holes, insulation, damp-proof courses & cavity trays, plus how to course brickwork, make joint profiles & much more.

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On the morning of this Forming Cavities and Correct Installation of Wall Ties course, your Trainer will talk you through the key components of cavity wall construction, namely: setting out, building up courses correctly, providing weep holes and air bricks for moisture prevention and ventilation, damp-proof courses, allowing for movement joints, insulation, joint profiles and jointing technique, etc. You’ll also learn about wall ties and how to restrain the leaves of a cavity wall, as well as the required spacing, positioning and installation of these ties to comply with Building Regulations.

In the afternoon, it’s your turn to demonstrate what you know by forming a cavity wall, under instruction from your Trainer, paying particular attention to the correct fixing of wall ties.

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Take a look below at the course structure and delivery method, as well as further information on how you’ll be assessed and what you’ll get when you pass this 1 day Forming Cavities and Correct Installation of Wall Ties training course.

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There are no candidate pre-requisites to take this course. However, a basic knowledge of bricklaying terminology, tools and techniques would be beneficial.

  • Introduction to why a cavity wall is used in constructing buildings
  • Advantages of cavity walls
  • Introduction to why wall ties are used when constructing cavity walls
  • Weep holes and air bricks and where to place them
  • Fixing insulation boards in the cavity
  • The hazards and defects associated with not correctly using wall ties in cavity construction
  • Types and shapes of wall ties used in cavity construction and the different uses
  • Importance of keeping the cavity clean
  • Spacing and embedment of wall ties in cavity construction
  • How to construct a cavity wall
  • Tools and equipment used to construct a cavity wall
  • Standards and regulations

See scope of training on the CITB website

  • 50% Classroom – Presentation given by Trainer with group discussion & pointed questions
  • 50% Practical – Safely and effectively construct a cavity, paying particular attention to the correct fixings of wall ties

For the successful completion of training, all learners must complete an end of course practical assessment, to be recorded by the Trainer, which measures the learning outcomes and has a pass or fail criteria

Upon successful completion of training, learners will receive an ABC Assessment Centre training certificate, as well as accreditation from CITB for competency in Forming Cavities and Correct Installation of Wall Ties

Recommended refresher training every 5 years


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