The links below provide lots of information to allow school levers, parents and schools to gather information about the Construction sector, they are interactive and give information from apprenticeship right through to specific trades. These are a great place to start when looking into developing skills in the constructions sector
Some specific tasks carrying on from this to consider:
- Discover on your exercise walks different types of brick patterns (bonds) and research their uses
- Discover different types of roofs, look around you or use the internet to take note of the different looks and structures and investigate the differences.
- Discover different types of wall finishes ( eg rendering and plaster) both internal and external – first start with your house and then look at other buildings around you. How is this different in larger buildings or public places and why?
- Discover different types of paint finishes on different surfaces, investigate why different paints are used and the best types of paints for different applications.
As a larger project, look at different types of buildings both locally or pick a village or town to research, and identify their age from building processes and materials used. Research building practices from the eras you have found.