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Dr Gerard Lynch - ‘The Red Mason’

Office: 10 Blackthorn Grove, Woburn Sands, Milton Keynes MK17 8PZ - Tel: 01908 584163

Dr Gerard Lynch The Red Mason

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If a man dwells on the past then he robs the present. But if he ignores the past he may rob the future. The seeds of our destiny are nurtured by the roots of our past.

A person who who works with his hands is called a labourer. A person who works with his hands and his head is called a craftsman. A person who works with his hands, head  and  heart is called an artist.

rebuilding Jigginstown house

Rebuilding the cut and rubbed and moulded plinth course on Jigginstown House, Naas, Co Kildare, Republic of Ireland

“In a field where materials and skills are scarce, but increasingly in demand, Gerard Lynch is a key personality and has a major role to play in reviving a building craft which created a significant part of English architecture”

The late Professor John Ashurst, D Arch,RIBA, EASA (Hon) (1990)

Dr gerard Lynch at work coat of arms carved in brick

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NVQ 3 Special Apprenticeship Programme - Heritage Brickwork - Enrol now - This is a highly valuable course and qualification for anyone interested in working on traditionally constructed brick buildings.

Did you know if you are you a directly employed bricklayer, working for a CITB registered organisation, that your employer can get a full grant to send you on this valuable course.

If you are self employed, please use the contact form to send your enquiry now

Welcome to Brickmaster - the website of The Red Mason

Gerard Lynch is an internationally acclaimed and highly respected historic brickwork consultant, master bricklayer, educator and author.

The pages of this website will tell you all about Gerard, including his televised work and the courses he runs to ensure the knowledge he possesses is passed down to future generations.

rebuilding Jigginstown house

Current SAP students enjoying hands on practical in Gerard's workshop and a site visit

rebuilding Jigginstown house

Hampton Court Palace Chimneys

Testimonial from Tom Griffin

I would like to thank you for the high level of attention and quality of one-to-one tuition you gave me over the five days of my tuck pointing course.

Having a background in stonemasonry and conservation I had only picked up second and third-hand accounts of what was involved in the process of traditional tuckpointing. I need not have worried. The course was extremely well structured and perfectly designed for a beginner in such a specialist area.

This allowed me to progress in clear incremental steps which both helped to build confidence each day and allowed me to move forward at a pace I was comfortable with. It also meant you could introduce some of the finer points relating to materials, tools and technique.

All this took place in a very well equipped workshop, backed up by comprehensive course notes, your ever ready guidance and knowledge of the craft of brick laying and supplemented by fantastic lunches and a steady supply of tea.

I look forward to using these skills on the 17th century building I am currently working on in the City of London and developing them in the future.