Introduction to Lime in Building - One Day Course

This one-day course is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to lime in building. The day starts with an illustrated talk on the properties and use of lime in building. This talk has been accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) as part of their CPD seminar program. The course then focuses on practical demonstrations and hands-on work. It is suitable for anyone involved in the repair of old buildings or in the construction of ecological new-builds – contractors, homeowners and specifiers. You should wear suitable work clothes. Tools and any protective clothing required will be supplied.

There will be plenty of time to talk to tutors regarding individual projects or applications. We encourage you to bring photographs of projects and samples of plasters and mortars for discussion. The amount of time we can give will depend on numbers.  

The course aims to raise awareness and understanding of lime-based minerals, and promote confidence in their use. We have people with a wide range of experience on the courses from homeowners with very little practical knowledge to tradesmen with many years’ experience. We’re obviously not going to turn you into craftsmen if you haven’t already got the tool skills but you will get a feel for the materials, an understanding of how and where they should be used, and the confidence to start using them. 

These courses are very popular, if the course/date that you want says 'full' or you cannot see a date that suits you, please email training@lime.org.uk as we keep reserve lists and regularly put on extra courses to keep up with demand so let us know what you are interested in and when suits you so that we can try to accommodate you.

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