Demonstrate a familiarity with a range of hand tools used for constructing one brick wide walls.
(VR 37; VR 38)
. Choose and use relevant hand tools/equipment safely for a set task.
. Demonstrate the ability to handle tools correctly.
. Clean, maintain and store tools safely.
Demonstrate relevant skills and techniques used in one brick walling.
. Apply basic trowel skills, for example, bed preparation, application of cross joint.
. Produce neat and tidy cuts to bricks using lump hammer and bolster chisel, for example, queen closer, half brick.
Understand the purpose of planning, organising and setting out a workstation for one brick wide walls.
. State the need for planning, organising and setting out materials for a work area.
Identify materials used in bricklaying.
. Give two examples of suitable bricks used for bricklaying, for example, facing brick, common brick or engineering brick.
. Identify common materials used for mixing mortar, for example, building sand, cement, lime and water.
Construct a one brick wide wall.
. Follow task instructions to construct and complete a one brick wide wall.
. Construct a wall in one brick wide walling, for example, straight, return corners, piers, stopped end, return corner etc.
. Set out, dry bond, gauge, level, plumb, line, jointing finish to standards and tolerances.