The book has been written in a highly engaging style and includes many student friendly features. These will help to increase and improve your knowledge and understanding of the Diploma and include the following topics.
Words and Meanings: New or difficult words and phrases are highlighted in the text and a clear definition is given.
Quick Quiz: There will usually be a quick quiz after each topic. The quizzes are designed to test your knowledge of the work recently undertaken. They can be attempted at any time after reading the relevant section.
Try This Out: These activities are more demanding than the quick quizzes and are designed to assist your preparation for the internal and external exams for the Diploma. The contents of the questions and tasks are based on examinations of recent years and should prove useful in your revision. Some of these tasks test your practical ability and need to be carried out in a workshop or on site.
Photographs and Illustrations: Designed to help you to follow a step–by–step procedure or identify a tool or material. Each page of the book contains clear and descriptive illustrations and information about an activity or procedure.
Useful Websites and Sources of Further Information: At the end of each chapter or section you will find a number of useful websites and sources of further information. These will help increase your knowledge of the topic area.
Chapter 1 Health and Safety.
Chapter 2 Handling and Storage of Materials.
Chapter 3 Working at Height.
Chapter 4 Communication and Site Documentation.
Chapter 5 Mixing Mortar.
Chapter 6 Roof Construction.
Chapter 7 Sketching and Drawing.
Chapter 8 Blocklaying Skills.
Chapter 9 Numeracy Skills.
Chapter 10 Bricklaying Skills.
Chapter 11 Tools and Equipment.
Chapter 12 Pointing and Jointing.
Chapter 13 Bonding.
Chapter 14 Materials.
Chapter 15 Cavity Walls.
Chapter 16 Setting Out and Levelling.