Brick, Stone and Concrete Masonry

Course CodeBSS101
Fee CodeS2
Duration (approx)100 hours
QualificationStatement of Attainment

Learn to build the Hard Landscape

Stone, brick and concrete are common materials used in creating both buildings and landscape features. The garden designer needs to understand these materials in order to appropriately designate their use in a design. The landscape builder needs to understand their use so as to ensure a quality and durable build.

This course is a study of the materials and techniques used to create buildings and landscape features from walls and fences, to pergola pillars and garden sheds. It is of value to anyone who is involved with landscape or property management; both maintenance or construction.

It relates to public, commercial and residential construction.

This is a course that can benefit:

  • Landscape Contractors
  • Garden Designers
  • Hardware or building supply retailers
  • Handyman Services
  • Gardeners
  • Park Managers
  • Builders labourers
  • Farmers
  • Property Managers


Lesson Structure

There are 9 lessons in this course:

  1. Scope and Nature of Masonry
  2. Cement and Concrete
  3. Construction Method and Structural Considerations
  4. Working with Brick
  5. Working with Stone
  6. Construction for Fire -Fireplaces, bbq’s, kilns, ovens and fire pits
  7. Landscape Applications & Hybrid construction
  8. Repair and Miscellaneous Work
  9. Building Applications -houses, farm and commercial buildings

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.