Building contractors would benefit by sending one or more respected employees to train as architectural flint knappers. The essential technologies can be taught to trainees within the space of just one day, and if trainees then put these newly learned skills into practice on a regular basis, then the standard of both restoration and new work will improve nation-wide.
Skillfully applied flint facings can give new properties a real touch of class.
Flushwork applied to a newly built property
Rectangular flints and 2" brickwork, coursed to match existing property.
Norman, pictured here at a quarry, is coming to terms with the striking angles required for the production of architectural flints.
Mark Spriddell, Adam Spriddell, Leon Spriddell & Darren Spriddell
Mark, Adam, Leon and Darren are seen here having their first experience at producing random knapped flints at a quarry. "They all did extremely well".
Andrew Hunter - (Fred)
Fred produced these fine pieces of flushwork after a successful morning at the quarry making randon knapped flints.
Jim Castle & Dale Rollings
Jim & Dale had no trouble at all with their production of flushwork and random faced flints, and they even had time to have a go at handaxes.