LIME COURSES

COURSES FOR ALL ABILITIES

Gain hands on experience of how to use lime mortar on your own building with our range of Lime courses.

Our introductory courses are aimed at home owners and beginners who wish to gain a better understanding of why and how to use lime mortar on their buildings. You will learn how to choose the correct materials, the theory behind 'breathability' and perhaps most importantly, gain hands on experience of mixing and applying mortar. 

Our Level 2 and Advanced courses are the natural progression from the beginners courses. Aimed at those who have either attended a beginners courses or who have experience of using lime.

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KNOWLEDGE SHARE SESSIONS

Are you renovating an older property? Come along to one of our 2 hour sessions and found out about appropriate materials and methods to use on your older property.

Topics include:

  • Cause of damp and how to treat them

  • Appropriate materials and methods to use on older properties

  • Reinstating lime plasters, renders and ornamental detailing

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WHAT MAKES OUR COURSES DIFFERENT
  • Our tutors are working tradespeople with over 20 years experience of working in the restoration of period properties. Their knowledge is up to date and experience is varied.

  • All of our courses, with the exception of the knowledge share sessions, are mostly practical. We believe that you can only understand how to use lime, by actually using it. 

The 2 day lime plastering course was great and Ben was very       knowledgeable. It is a very hands on course with plenty of different materials and surfaces to try. If you are thinking of doing any lime plastering at home then this course is ideal. Mr K

I attended the 2 day lime plastering course run by Kate and Ben. It was absolutely brilliant and I now feel confident enough to resolve issues with our cottage and re-plaster and re-render large sections inside and out. Mrs A. 

Upcoming Courses

Explore our course offering below and book your place.
More course titles will be added throughout the coming months.
  • Introduction to Lime Pointing - 1 day
    Fri, 22 Jul
    Forest of Dean - Gloucesteshire
    22 Jul, 10:00 – 16:00
    Forest of Dean - Gloucesteshire, Unit 7, The Stenders Business Centre, Mitcheldean GL17 0ZE, UK
    This practical one day course will give you a solid introduction on how to work with lime building materials. In the practical session you will get to point a wall in lime and experiment with different colours and finishes.
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  • Lime Plastering - Level 1
    Mon, 22 Aug
    Forest of Dean - Gloucesteshire
    22 Aug, 10:00 – 23 Aug, 16:00
    Forest of Dean - Gloucesteshire, Unit 7, The Stenders Business Centre, Mitcheldean GL17 0ZE, UK
    A two day practical introduction to lime plastering for homeowners and anyone looking to understanding why lime should be used on older properties.
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  • Lime Plastering - Level 2
    Wed, 24 Aug
    Forest of Dean - Gloucesteshire
    24 Aug, 10:00 – 25 Aug, 16:00
    Forest of Dean - Gloucesteshire, Unit 7, The Stenders Business Centre, Mitcheldean GL17 0JE, UK
    An advanced 2 day course for those looking to further their knowledge of lime plastering.
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  • Help Restore a Scheduled Monument
    Wed, 22 Jun
    carringtonLIME Heritage Skills Centre
    22 Jun, 10:00 – 24 Jun, 15:00
    carringtonLIME Heritage Skills Centre, Unit 7, Stenders Business Centre, Mitcheldean, GL17 0ZE
    Help restore Britains most complete furnace and ensure it survives another 400 years.
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  • Insulating Period Homes
    Fri, 13 May
    Forest of Dean - Gloucestershire
    13 May, 10:30 – 14:30
    Forest of Dean - Gloucestershire, Unit 7, The Stenders Business Centre, Mitcheldean GL17 0ZE
    In this half day workshop we will look at how a solid walled property can be insulating whilst maintaining vapour permeability.
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  • Making and Using Hot Lime Mortars
    Tue, 26 Apr
    Forest of Dean - Gloucestershire
    26 Apr, 10:00 – 16:00
    Forest of Dean - Gloucestershire, Unit 7, The Stenders Business Centre, Mitcheldean GL17 0JE, UK
    In this one day practical course, students will learn how to prepare and apply a hot lime mortar.
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  • Listed Buildings - Myths, repairs & alterations
    25 Apr, 13:00 – 14:00
    Online event
    A 1 hour session that will demystify listed building requirements
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  • Understanding Damp in Older Properties
    Sat, 09 Apr
    Forest of Dean - Gloucesteshire
    09 Apr, 10:30 – 14:30
    Forest of Dean - Gloucesteshire, Unit 7, The Stenders Business Centre, Mitcheldean GL17 0JE, UK
    Find out why older properties often suffer with damp and more importantly how it can be remedied.
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Potential New Courses

We are always looking to expand what we offer our students. Below are a range of new courses that we are looking at providing. If you would be interested in attending any of the courses, please register your interest to be the first to know about course dates.
  • Hempcrete application
    Fri, 10 Jun
    carringtonLIME Heritage Training Skills
    10 Jun, 10:00 – 16:00
    carringtonLIME Heritage Training Skills, Mitcheldean GL17 0ZE, UK
    This practical one day course will give you a solid introduction on the benefits of hempcrete (hemplime) in both new builds and traditional homes. You will leave the course feeling confident on its benefits and application.
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  • Tadalakt Plaster
    Time is TBD
    carringtonLIME Heritage Training Skills
    Time is TBD
    carringtonLIME Heritage Training Skills, Mitcheldean GL17 0ZE, UK
    Learn how to apply beautiful tadalakt plaster.
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  • Rendering for Homeowners
    Time is TBD
    carringtonLIME Heritage Training Skills
    Time is TBD
    carringtonLIME Heritage Training Skills, Mitcheldean GL17 0ZE, UK
    Render options for smaller teams or individuals
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  • Clay Plastering
    Time is TBD
    carringtonLIME Heritage Training Skills
    Time is TBD
    carringtonLIME Heritage Training Skills, Mitcheldean GL17 0ZE, UK
    A 2 day practical introduction to clay plastering
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