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PROFESSIONAL COURSES

UPSKILL WITH LIME

Gain hands on experience of how to use lime on your clients properties.  We have a range of courses on offer, all of which include theory sessions so you can be confident talking to clients about lime.

Unlike other lime courses in the UK, ours are predominantly practical. There is no watching demonstrations and 'having a go' if you like. Our aim to ensure that you leave the course with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge to take on lime work.

If looking for plastering skills, we recommend everyone attend Part 1 (even if you are a time served plasterer) as this is where we teach the bulk of the skills.  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 Part 2 and Advanced courses (Hot lime, Insulating Methods, Clay Plastering, Rendering) are the natural progression from the Part 1 plastering course.

WHAT MAKES OUR COURSES DIFFERENT
  • Our tutor Ben is a Master Plasterer with over 25 years experience of working in the restoration of period properties. In 2023 he was awarded Mentor of the Year at the FIS Training Awards and joined the SPAB Technical committee. His 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. 

  • Lime Plastering - Part 2
    Lime Plastering - Part 2
    28 Feb 2024, 10:00 – 29 Feb 2024, 16:00
    Forest of Dean - Gloucesteshire, Unit 7, The Stenders Business Centre, Mitcheldean GL17 0JE, UK
    28 Feb 2024, 10:00 – 29 Feb 2024, 16:00
    Forest of Dean - Gloucesteshire, Unit 7, The Stenders Business Centre, Mitcheldean GL17 0JE, UK
    Part 2 of our 4 day plastering course.
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  • Lime Plastering - Part 1
    Lime Plastering - Part 1
    06 Mar 2024, 10:00 – 07 Mar 2024, 16:00
    Forest of Dean - Gloucesteshire, Unit 7, The Stenders Business Centre, Mitcheldean GL17 0ZE, UK
    06 Mar 2024, 10:00 – 07 Mar 2024, 16:00
    Forest of Dean - Gloucesteshire, Unit 7, The Stenders Business Centre, Mitcheldean GL17 0ZE, UK
    A two day practical lime plastering course for homeowners and anyone looking to understanding why lime should be used on older properties.
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  • Lime Plastering - Full Course
    Lime Plastering - Full Course
    12 Mar 2024, 10:00 – 15 Mar 2024, 16:00
    carringtonLIME training Centre, Unit 7 The Stenders Business Centre, Mitcheldean GL17 0ZE, UK
    12 Mar 2024, 10:00 – 15 Mar 2024, 16:00
    carringtonLIME training Centre, Unit 7 The Stenders Business Centre, Mitcheldean GL17 0ZE, UK
    An intensive 4 days practical course in which we show you all the stages of lime plastering
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  • Insulating Traditional Homes
    Insulating Traditional Homes
    26 Mar 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    carringtonLIME Training Centre, Unit 7 The Stenders, Mitcheldean GL17 0ZE
    26 Mar 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    carringtonLIME Training Centre, Unit 7 The Stenders, Mitcheldean GL17 0ZE
    1 day practical course focusing on insulation methods for solid walled properties.
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  • Making and Using Hot Lime
    Making and Using Hot Lime
    18 Apr 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Forest of Dean - Gloucestershire, Unit 7, The Stenders Business Centre, Mitcheldean GL17 0JE, UK
    18 Apr 2024, 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 hot lime.
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  • Clay Plastering
    Clay Plastering
    30 Apr 2024, 10:00 – 02 May 2024, 16:00
    carringtonLIME Training Centre, Unit 7, Stenders Business Centre, Mitcheldean GL17 0ZE, UK
    30 Apr 2024, 10:00 – 02 May 2024, 16:00
    carringtonLIME Training Centre, Unit 7, Stenders Business Centre, Mitcheldean GL17 0ZE, UK
    A 3 day practical introduction to clay plastering
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  • Introduction to Lime Pointing - 1 day
    Introduction to Lime Pointing - 1 day
    07 May 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Forest of Dean - Gloucesteshire, Unit 7, The Stenders Business Centre, Mitcheldean GL17 0ZE, UK
    07 May 2024, 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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  • Level 3 Award - Energy Efficiency Measures for Older & Traditional Buildings
    Level 3 Award - Energy Efficiency Measures for Older & Traditional Buildings
    Starting 2023
    Mitcheldean, Business Centre, Unit 7 The Stenders, Mitcheldean GL17 0ZE, UK
    Starting 2023
    Mitcheldean, Business Centre, Unit 7 The Stenders, Mitcheldean GL17 0ZE, UK
    2 day course focusing on energy efficiency in older buildings
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  • NVQ Level 3 Heritage Plastering - Solid
    NVQ Level 3 Heritage Plastering - Solid
    Starting 2024
    Mitcheldean, Business Centre, Unit 7 The Stenders, Mitcheldean GL17 0ZE, UK
    Starting 2024
    Mitcheldean, Business Centre, Unit 7 The Stenders, Mitcheldean GL17 0ZE, UK
    Worked based training and assessment programme
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  • Diathonite -  Practical Application
    Diathonite -  Practical Application
    Time is TBD
    Online event
    Time is TBD
    Online event
    RECORDED SESSION: A 1 hour CPD looking at practical application techniques of Diathonite Insulating Plaster.
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  • Diathonite -  The Theory
    Diathonite -  The Theory
    Time is TBD
    Online event
    Time is TBD
    Online event
    PRE-RECORDED SESSION: A 1 hour CPD looking at how to insulate old buildings while maintaining vapour permeability with a specific focus on Diathonite Insulating Plaster
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  • Level 3 Award - Understanding the Repair & Maintenence of Traditional Pre1919 Buildings
    Level 3 Award - Understanding the Repair & Maintenence of Traditional Pre1919 Buildings
    20 Feb 2024, 09:00 – 21 Feb 2024, 17:00
    The Wilderness Centre, Wysis Way, Plump Hill, Mitcheldean GL17, UK
    20 Feb 2024, 09:00 – 21 Feb 2024, 17:00
    The Wilderness Centre, Wysis Way, Plump Hill, Mitcheldean GL17, UK
    2 day theory based course focusing on the repair of traditional buildings
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  • Advice Session
    Advice Session
    23 Jan 2024, 13:00 – 14:00
    Virtual Event
    23 Jan 2024, 13:00 – 14:00
    Virtual Event
    A chance to ask us anything
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  • Lime Rendering
    Lime Rendering
    29 Jun 2023, 10:00 – 30 Jun 2023, 16:00
    carringtonLIMe Heritage Training Skills , Business Centre, Unit 7 The Stenders, Mitcheldean GL17 0ZE, UK
    29 Jun 2023, 10:00 – 30 Jun 2023, 16:00
    carringtonLIMe Heritage Training Skills , Business Centre, Unit 7 The Stenders, Mitcheldean GL17 0ZE, UK
    Render options for smaller teams or individuals
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