Introduction to Rendering

If you have a small rendering task that needs completing then this quick 5 day hands on course will be all you need to get the job done!

QualificationBasic Rendering Skills
LocationDartford, Kent (Accommodation Available)
Entry RequirementsNone

1 Week (Mon - Fri)

Easy payments
Flexible Training
Interest Free Payments
Accommodation Available

Duration & Cost

Full Time - 1 week

£495.00 including vatA £150.00 deposit will secure a booking and the balance can be paid on the start date

Course details

This course is designed to give you a good understanding of the basics of rendering. Whether you are a total beginner or someone who has some knowledge of rendering, this course will teach you the various steps required to complete any rendering projects that you may come across.

This course will cover all new and old methods of preparation including:

  • Fixing of rules around windows to form a hard angle
  • Learning to fit angle beads around windows and reveals
  • How to fix a batten above DPC height to form a Bell cast bead
  • Applying a scratch coat
  • Applying a top coat, enabling you to achieve a smooth finish

In addition to this, you will also learn how to do Ashlar Jointing and understand when to use Expansion Joints. You will learn all about the different types of rendering finishes and have a detailed understanding of all tools, materials and techniques required to complete a rendering project, including details on all of the correct mixes.

We will take you through the various stages required to ensure that by the end of your 5 days, you will be competent in all areas of rendering and confident to take on any rendering projects.

This is a hands-on, practical course and you will be involved at every stage and will be participating throughout the course. It is therefore recommended you bring suitable clothing and for your own safety, steel capped footwear is essential. All tools and materials will be provided throughout your training period.

No previous experience is necessary in order for you to take part in this intensive course. Able Skills facilities are structured in a way which provides dedicated areas for dedicated subjects. We have an area for the sole purpose of teaching you to render to perfection.

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All of our courses take place at our dedicated training centre in Dartford, Kent. The centre is easily accessible by road, being just 10 minutes from junction 1a on the M25. We are only a short walk from Dartford train station which is served by frequent trains taking 35 minutes from central London. For anyone travelling from further away, we have our own accommodation available at only £25 per night.

We are open Mon - Fri and 2 weekends per month for training and visitors so if you would like to find out more about this course or about Able Skills, please feel free to pop in, no appointment necessary.

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