LABC Warranty toolbox talk - External walls


1 hour


David Eaton, Senior Technical Development Co-Ordinator

Course contents

This course focuses on the common defects found in masonry construction, where they commonly appear, and how they can be avoided.

Delivered in-person by your LABC Warranty trainer, learners will be equipped with knowledge on the common types of masonry construction, and will be able to recognise the main problematic areas during construction.

Particular focus is paid to:

  • Cavity widths and trays
  • Insulation problems
  • Residual cavities, and why we need them
  • Bonding
  • Movement with different types of brick, like clay versus concrete
  • Closing of cavities for fire safety

Trainers will also guide attendees through the typical standards to be met when using masonry, and how to align those standards with the guidance in the LABC Warranty Technical Manual, and the best practice that avoids defects, disputes, and claims.

This course is exclusively delivered in-person and on site.


Ideal for

  • Site managers
  • Bricklayers
  • Foremen
  • Anyone involved in brickwork

It is recommended that any attendees have a prior knowledge of construction.

Course availability and Pricing

Bespoke to your company, delivered on your site

£395 + VAT

Maximum 16 delegates

About your instructor

David Eaton, Senior Technical Development

David Eaton has been teaching in the construction sector for more than twenty years, having started his career as a joiner and carpenter.

Since 2017, David has moved into technical training, working with internal and external staff to raise standards in construction.


David Eaton - LABC Warranty Technical Academy - Training


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