This short course is for anybody looking to improve their DIY skills or add another string to their construction skill set and can be either studied for 5 days if you have no experience or 2 days with some.

During the course you will learn how to Render and Floor Screed:

  • Understand the different tools and equipment used in Plastering & Rendering.
  • Know how to carry out preparations required prior to Plastering & Rendering
  • Gain knowledge of different backgrounds that receive Plaster & Render
  • Materials used¬†including bonding, multi finish, board, different beads, PVA and Thistle Bond
  • Apply plaster to plaster-boarded walls
  • Apply plaster to previously plastered walls
  • Measure, and cut plaster boards and fix these to different backgrounds
  • Fix plasterboard to solid walls using dot and dab technique
  • Apply plaster to a full ceiling
  • Patch and repair damaged walls and ceilings
  • Apply a scratch coat
  • Apply a top coat to a flat render finish.

If you are in the Armed Forces, you are able to use your SLC or IRTC towards the cost of the course.



14th October 2019
9th December 2019
16th March 2020 Somerton
22nd June 2020 South Molton