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Course Title: Mud Brick Construction ASS103

Mud Brick Construction ASS103

Horticulture Course
Price:£325 Qualification: Certificate

Learn to build with mud bricks. Discover the practical techniques for mud brick building, with hands-on work for experimenting with and planning ongoing projects. Learn to test soil suitability, how to make a quality brick & test its strength. Go step by step through the building process, plan a building, sort out permits and other legalities, site works & foundations, construction techniques, laying bricks, frames & roofs, installing services, wall finishes and more.

Course Structure for Mud Brick Construction ASS103

  1. Scope of Mud Brick – Covers history and types of earth building and construction. Also involves analysis of your soil with respect to suitability for mud bricks
  2. How to make a mud brick – You will get to make a mud brick mould; test your soil, classify it, and check it for ability to withstand compression. You will also be expected to assess other soil types and their suitability for mud bricks
  3. Planning and Site Works – Selecting a home site, designing a house to maximise energy efficiency. Introduction to building biology (ie. healthy buildings)
  4. Legal Considerations – Permits, specifications etc
  5. Foundations – Strip foundations, slabs, earth floors
  6. Laying Bricks – Step by step procedure, strengthening/reinforcing walls, load bearing compared with non load bearing walls, rendering finished surfaces
  7. Doors, Windows, and Roofs – Roofing methods, fixing doors & windows, general fixing, joinery, plugs etc
  8. Finishes – Alternative wall and floor finishes
  9. Services – Electricity, gas, water etc. Designing & costing a small building (eg. store or workshop)
  10. Other types of Earth Building – Wattle & daub, rammed earth, cob

Aims of  Mud Brick Construction ASS103

  • Discuss the nature and scope of Mud Brick construction
  • Identify the legal considerations which need to be met when building in mud
  • Determine the requirement for foundations for a mud construction
  • Determine options for building doors, windows and roofs into a mud building
  • Analyze options for coating or finishing the surface of a mud wall or other mud construction
  • Compare options for providing water, electricity or any other required services in a mud building
  • Describe a variety of mud construction techniques other than mud brick

Price: £340
Qualification: Certificate
Estimated Course Duration: 100 hours
Available Learning Methods: Online, USB (+£5) and Correspondence (+£35)
Enrolment Dates: Our courses are self-paced and you can start at anytime

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