Introduction to Lime Plastering (1 Day) Course - June

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Introduction to Lime Plastering (1 Day) Course - June
£160.00 (Excl. VAT)

Availability: No spaces available

Course Date: 24/06/2022

This one day course focuses on the practical application of both fat lime putty and hydraulic lime plasters. It includes the preparation of substrates, selection of limes and aggregates, application, tending and protection work.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the colour and texture of products on this website but due to the limitations of technology, we strongly recommend that sample products are purchased for testing in situ prior to the full order being placed.


This one day practical course focuses on practical demonstrations and hands-on work busing both fat lime putty and hydraulic lime plasters.

Suitability: It is suitable for anyone with a basic knowledge of lime and/or plastering.

The day will start at 8:30am with tea/coffee introductions, for a prompt start to the course at 9am. A good home-cooked lunch and refreshments will be provided during the day and we aim to finish by 5pm.

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 give you a full understanding of how lime plaster works and an introduction to application procedures. We have people with a wide range of skills on the course from homeowners with limited practical knowledge to tradesmen with many years experience. We’re obviously not going to turn you into a 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.

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 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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Where are the courses held?

  • The courses are held at our Training Centre at Ty Mawr Farm, Llangasty near Brecon in mid Wales (LD3 7PJ) Click here for directions.

How can I find the Training Centre?

  • Directions to Ty Mawr Farm can be found on 'ABOUT US' on main menu.

What time does it start?

  • Introduction start at 8:30am with tea/coffee, the courses start at 9:00am prompt.

When will it finish?

  • We aim to finish by 5pm (but it depends how many questions people are asking!)

Will food be provided?

  • Yes, we provide a good, home cooked vegan lunch in the middle of the day and refreshments (tea / coffee / cakes) throughout the day just to keep you going. When you book you will be asked if you have any particular dietary requirements.

What accommodation is available?

What should I wear?

  • You should wear suitable work clothes and footwear as there is a large practical element to the course. Protective equipment such as safety spectacles and gloves will be provided.

Do I need to bring anything else?

  • All tools and protective equipment are provided, for the duration course, but some craftsmen like to bring their own tools. You may also want to bring samples of mortar / photos of your own projects if you want to discuss specific issues.

How many people will be on the course?

  • On lime plastering days we try to keep a maximum of 7 participants to 1 tutor. This is the reason why our Lime Plastering Courses are more expensive than the Introduction to Lime Courses. We use a variety of tutors, all of whom are working lime plasterers running their own contracting businesses.

What will I have learnt by the end of the day?

  • The course aims to give you a full understanding of how lime plaster works and an introduction to application procedures.

Will I get a certificate?

  • The course is not assessed but we do provide an attendance certificate.

Is the course linked to the new Heritage Skills CSCS card?

  • Not directly but a lot of the material is relevant and provides good, underpinning knowledge and understanding for elements of the NVQ in Heritage Skills.

Why are the courses more expensive than some other providers?

  • We know that our courses are a bit more expensive than some other providers but we make no apology for this as we feel the quality is second to none. We use of some of the most experienced tutors drawn from across England and Wales, the location and a high standard of catering. 

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Accommodation Options


We are located in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park on the edge of Llangorse Lake, a nature reserve – so we highly recommend that you take a little time either side of your course with us to stay in the Park and have the time to enjoy the mountains, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, wildlife, buildings, towns, canals, restaurants and pubs - there are lots of great places to stay – here are a few suggestions….



Cathedine FawrCathedine Bed & Breakfast

Peterstone Court Llanhamlach 01874 665387

Country House Hotel with leisure facilities

The Old Ford Inn Llanhamlach 01874 665220

No breakfast available before 9.30am.

Brynderwen Cottage Talyllyn, Brecon LD3 7SY. Self Catering 07989 695143



Pen-y-Bryn Guest House Llangors LD3 7UG. 01874 658606

Located in the quiet village of Llangors which has two pubs within walking distance for an evening meal.

Star Bunkhouse Bwlch 01874 730080

Quote STAR-LIME-TRG when booking, to qualify for a special discount.

Ty Gwydr Llangors 01874658413

Self Catering


Borderers Guesthouse Brecon 01874 623559

Bed & Breakfast.

Flag & Castle House Brecon 01874 625032

Bed & Breakfast.

Gliffaes Country House Hotel Crickhowell (insulated with our sheep’s wool insulation) 01874 730371

Luxury 4 Star Hotel.

Old Mill Felinfach 01874 625385

Bed &Breakfast.

The Allt Talybont on Usk 01874 676310

Bed & Breakfast.  

The Bridge Cafe Brecon (exhibiting Tŷ-Mawr paints & plasters) 01874 622024

Bed & Breakfast. Packed lunch and dinner available on request.

The Castle Hotel Talgarth 07789 682335.

The Coach House Brecon 01874 620043

Bed, Breakfast & Evening meals.

The Griffin Inn Felinfach (exhibiting Tŷ-Mawr paints & plasters) 01874 620111

Wonderful restaurant & pub.

The Lodge B&B Llanfrynach 01874 665714

Bed & Breakfast.

The Mill Cottage Trefeitha

Self Catering

The Travellers Talybont on Usk 01874 676233

Restaurant and Rooms.

Trefecca Farm Talgarth 01874 711306

Bed & Breakfast or Self Catering.

‘Quarry Mans Cottage’ Pentwyn Mawr Bwlch

Bed & Breakfast.

Cefnmachllys Shepherd's Hut Talachddu 07940 015642

Self Catering situated on 400-year-old farmstead conserved with Ty-Mawr materials.





There is a lovely campsite at Tŷ-Mawr Farm (where the course is held) with toilets and cold running water. Additional facilities such as a hot shower, fire pit and kitchenette can be made available. There is a Kitchen Garden on site with fresh and Welsh produce available in a small farm shop.  Please call Rae on 07949396589 or email or click here to find out more. Click here to see a map of our site and it's facilities. 



Star Bunkhouse Bwlch 01874 730080.

Quote STAR-LIME-TRG when booking, to qualify for a special discount.

For individuals and groups of any size. Self catering with a lovely pub just across the road, serving really good food!



Star Bunkhouse Bwlch 01874 730080

Quote STAR-LIME-TRG when booking, to qualify for a special discount

Penpont, nr. Sennybridge (a beautiful estate with many examples of our materials) 01874 636202

Self catering facilities for up to 14 people in 6 bedrooms, suitable for large groups and conferences



Glanplant Bwlch 01874 730080

Old Stable Cottage Gilwern

Ty-Gwydr, Llangorse (built with all of our materials, insulation, glaster® & paints) 01874 658413

Luxury accommodation that sleeps 8 with 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, an outdoor hot tub and mountain views.

Treberfydd House Llangasty 01874 730205

Within walking distance of Tŷ-Mawr 

Priory Mill Brecon (restored with all of our materials)

The Neuadd Llangattock, Crickhowell NP8 1LE 07854 773419.

Trefecca Farm Talgarth 01874 711306

Bed & Breakfast or Self Catering

Youth Hotel Association

Area Information

Ty Mawr is based in a farmstead in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park. It is on the site of a medieval manor house overlooking Llangors Lake, the largest natural lake in South Wales. The area is rich in wildlife and history.

There are a variety of walks from Ty Mawr; stroll along the edge of the lake through meadows and woodland or climb to the summit of one of the surrounding hills giving stunning panoramic views of the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains.

There are also plenty of opportunities for other outdoor activities in the area including birdwatching, fishing and sailing on the lake, ponytrekking and a climbing activity centre.


Customer Reviews 1 item(s)

The course was excellet
Really good is inadequate – the entire course was excellent. The tutors were all excellent – great people and very supportive. Review by The course was excellent / (Posted on 24/05/2017)