5 Day Slate & Tile Craft Training Course

Our 5 Day Slate & Tile Course is delivered from our training in centre in Ipswich. The course is designed for those that are wishing to improve their skills in Slate & Tile Roofing. Below is a short duration craft course designed to make the most of your time in our centre. If requested we can add or delete to the syllabus.

  • Health and safety induction to workshop.
  • Introduction to roofing hand tools/power tools.
  • Insight into roof types/designs.
  • Installing felt (underlays) to general roof areas.
  • Working with variable gauge tiles/tile types.
  • Installing battens/cutting battens.
  • Setting out and marking roofs.
  • Loading the roof ready for tiling.
  • Laying tiles to general areas.
  • Cutting tiles to valleys & hips.
  • Laying tiles to verges, valleys & hips.
  • Mixing mortar.
  • Bedding tiles to verges.
  • Ridges – dry and wet fix.
  • Bedding ridges/use of dentils.
  • Natural and artificial slate.
  • Tooling for installing natural slates.
  • Slates/grading/size/holing.
  • Capillary reaction.
  • Installing battens for slates/artificial slates.
  • Laying slates to general areas.
  • Laying slates to eaves, hips, valleys, verges and ridgeline.
  • Vertical areas.
  • Leadwork – fixing soakers to abutments.
  • Basic apron flashings.



Cost £750 + VAT

For more information on this please call us on 01473 744412.

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