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Gauged Brickwork Arches (GB3)

December 5, 2022 @ 10:00 - 13:00


About this course:

This three hour workshop course is suitable for anyone with an interest in finding out more about traditional gauged brick arches.  Topics include the geometry of an arch, techniques for cutting bricks, and an examination of different types of arch in the locality.  There will be demonstrations of drawing an arch, cutting bricks, and creating an arch.

About the tutor

Charles Reilly is a highly experienced craftsman with a passion for repairing heritage brick buildings. As the managing director of Georgian Brickwork Charles leads a small team of specialist bricklayers in Kent. Georgian Brickwork focuses on using traditional methods and materials to repair and restore listed and period properties. Charles started developing his training programme in 2016 to ensure that his knowledge and skills are passed on to the next generation of bricklayers.


Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who wants to find out more about the creation of gauged arches.

If you are a bricklayer and want to know how to cut and lay gauged arches please book a place on Gauged Arches GBB3


How will I be taught?

Courses for heritage professionals, homeowners and others with an interest in the conservation of heritage brickwork take place in groups of between 5/10 depending on the topic. The focus of these courses is on informing and awareness raising. Many sessions also include a demonstration of a practical skill with opportunities to ask questions and discuss problems.

What do I need to bring with me?


We provide

  • All tools and training materials
  • Tea & Coffee

You need to

  • Wear practical comfortable clothes
  • Wear practical protective footwear
  • Bring a notepad and pen -if you want to make notes
  • Lunch is available to buy from one of The Historic Dockyard eateries. Or you can bring your own lunch and there are outdoor spaces to eat such as the Commissioner’s Garden or the Tennis Court Lawn. For more information visit



Travel and Accommodation

The Georgian Brickwork Professional Development Programme is hosted by Heritage Brickwork Training Ltd located in Unit 6 – Craft Workshop The Historic Dockyard Chatham Kent ME4 4TE.  For information about travel options and parking please visit

There are lots of places to stay nearby, including

Travelodge Chatham Maritime, Western Ave, Chatham  ME4 4NT

Premier Inn Chatham Blake Ave Gillingham ME7 1GB



December 5, 2022
10:00 - 13:00
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Unit 6 Craft Workshops, The Historic Dockyard Chatham
Unit 6 Heritage Brickwork Training Ltd Craft Workshops
Chatham, Kent ME4 4TE United Kingdom


Georgian Brickwork in partnership with Heritage Brickwork Training Ltd


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