The Master Stroke Tutorial Series

  1. The Master Stroke Making Lime Mortars
    [Absolute 'must have' - See independent review on website at themasterstroke.com/mix.htm ]

    The making of mortars is more often than not passed down to the least skilled member of a building squad or team. In reality, the making of mortar properly eliminates a very large proportion of the common defects associated with building work today.
    •Training & Retraining for Skills Today!
    •Checking sands & aggregates
    •Checking silt and clay content
    •Checking void ratios of sands & aggregates
    •Set up a productive mixing area
    •Binder to sand ratios & mixing times
    •Using the correct equipment
    •Mortar batch consistency

    If mortars are made correctly then a large number of problems of failed, cracked, crazed or boss render, plaster or pointing work will be eliminated.
    Approximate running time 55 minutes

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  2. The Master Stroke Building & Pointing with Lime themasterstroke.com/point.htm

    Masonry construction and joint finishing, whether for traditional or new build, requires an understanding of the use of correct mixes - fit for purpose in relation to exposure, location and environment. This tutorial covers all the most important elements of building including
    •Training & Retraining for Skills Today!
    •Sequencing and protection of finished work
    •Building new work in brick, stone and block
    •Removal of deteriorated old joints
    •Preparation of joints
    •Placing of new mortar
    •Joint finishing & masonry re-pointing
    •Scaffold requirements

    This DVD will arm the builder, architect, site manager, home owner or self builder with the knowledge to confidently use lime mortars for a host of masonry building and re-pointing work.

    Approximate running time 55 minutes

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  3. The Master Stroke Applying Lime Renders themasterstroke.com/render.htm

    This DVD tutorial looks at the fundamentals of rendering (external plastering) with lime mortars, whether for restoration, conservation or new build work and includes the correct procedures to adopt for different masonry backgrounds such as brick, natural stone and concrete block.
    •Training & Retraining for Skills Today!
    •Background preparation & suction control
    •Pricking up coats
    •Coat thickness
    •Straightening and finishing coats
    •Hand or mechanical application
    •Scaffold requirements
    •Curing and protection

    This DVD is essential viewing for all involved in applying, managing or procuring render work. From the largest site to the small house extension - it will prove invaluable time and time again.

    Approximate running time 55 minutes

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  4. The Master Stroke Surface Repair of Masonry themasterstroke.com/stone.htm

    The Surface Repair of Masonry DVD, at nearly 90mins long, covers a wide range of stone and masonry repair techniques and the use of Lithomex lime mortar.
    •Training & Retraining for Skills Today!
    •Surface repair essentials
    •Correct surface textures & colours
    •Basic principles of repair
    •Colour and texture matching
    •Creative tooling
    •Mixing & finishing Lithomex
    •Sandstone and brick examples

    Filming has taken place in both controlled training environments and on-site projects showing detailed examples of a variety of work. Colour matching, mixing, tooling and creative approaches are just some of the topics covered in this exciting DVD.

    Approximate running time 1hr 25 minutes

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  5. The Master Stroke Applying Lime Plaster - themasterstroke.com/plaster.htm

    Master the art of plastering. This tutorial covers the basics of internal plastering including applying lime plaster over solid backgrounds or timber laths. Starting with the first coat - application, keying and curing - the viewer is taken through the whole process of plastering with lime.
    •Training & Retraining for Skills Today!
    •Correct background preparation
    •Lath preparation and fixing for riven & sawn lath
    •Screeding a wall to ‘flat’ and square
    •Good bonding for 2 & 3 coat work
    •Working with ‘grounds’
    •Mixes and finishing coats
    •Plaster repair and patching

    If mortars are made correctly then a large number of problems of failed, cracked, crazed or boss render, plaster or pointing work will be eliminated.

    Approximate running time 55 minutes

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The Master Stroke Tutorial Series

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Training & Retraining for the SKILLS needed TODAY!
Essential viewing for everyone involved in the building process
Builders - Architects - Surveyors - Engineers - Building Conservation
Officers - Building Procurement Managers - Homeowners - DIY
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Training & Retraining for the SKILLS needed TODAY!
Essential viewing for everyone involved in the building process
Builders - Architects - Surveyors - Engineers - Building Conservation
Officers - Building Procurement Managers - Homeowners - DIY
Best lime mortar application practices performed by top tradesmen
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