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The Lime Plastering Course offers ‘hands on’ experience in using both traditional and modern lime plasters and techniques.
As the Lime Plastering Course is dedicated to plastering it offers far more depth than our Practical Use of Lime Course which covers other tasks such as pointing. This will benefit those people wishing to better understand the processes and timings involved.
Our approach is to create a relaxed environment where you will enjoy learning, with opportunity for discussion in the breaks. We limit course numbers to ensure you have individual tuition and guidance by one of our two course leaders.
For each session there is a practical demonstration before hands-on plastering with guidance at hand. You will be provided with all tools, materials and personal protective equipment. Please bring suitable outdoor clothing and footwear.
You will be able to purchase materials and tools for collection on the day. Participant will also be entitled to a 10% discount on all future purchases from our range of lime putty products and tools.
For further details or to book a course please contact us.
For further information or to book, call our office during opening hours and make a payment by card. You can also make an enquiry online by selecting ‘ADD TO QUOTE’ and pay into our trading account by bank transfer.
100% of our recent course feedback forms rate the course as either ‘great value’ or ‘good value’.
“Fantastic practical course with well informed professionals on hand to deal with every query and offer solutions to practical problems.” Simon, 1st April 2016.
“Really good hands on experience – a lot packed into a short time frame.” Lesley, 1st April 2016.
How long is the course?
One day, with lunch included.
What is covered?
We cover the traditional skills for conservation and repair techniques for lime plastering as well as how to improve the thermal performance of a building sympathetically.
How many attend?
Up to 10, with individual help from 2 course leaders.
What does it cost?
£144.00 including lunch and VAT.
How do I book?
Call the office during opening hours and make a payment by card. You can also make an enquiry online by selecting ‘ADD TO QUOTE’ and pay into our trading account by bank transfer. Your place will only be confirmed once payment has been received.
What dates are available?
Select dates from the drop down menu at the top of this page.
Why are they always on a Friday?
So you can enjoy the wonderful Devon countryside and coast and make a break of it.
Where can I stay locally?
- Haddiport House, Buckland Filleigh 07714 313347
- Lake Farmhouse, Sheepwash 01409 231582
- Hay Meadow Farm Ashwater 01409 211527 or 07854 248470
- Devil’s Stone Inn, Shebbear 01409 281210
- Forda Farm, Thornbury 01409 261369
- Bason Farm, Bradford 01409 281277
- Buttermoor Farm, Milton Damerel 01409 261314
- Tyrella, Shebbear 01409 281968 (airbnb)
- Hole Station, Camping + B&B, Highampton 01409 231266
“Please would you pass on Corran and my thanks for the effort that went into making last Friday’s course such a memorable and enjoyable occasion. Mike’s instruction inspired confidence, and the assistance and practical guidance offered by John and Dan made what appeared initially daunting tasks, seem much more achievable.” Paul R Fineran
“you made everyone feel at home whatever their ability. I am very proud of my laminated certificate and I feel you must be very proud of the courses you run. Very helpful staff, thanks ?”
|08:45||Course assembles for tea/coffee.|
History, production, specification and use. Covers: compressive strengths, selecting sands, types of lime, using hair in mortar, drying times, protection, ecoCORK thermal render/plaster.
|10:30||The practical session starts with:
Lime mortar plastering/rendering onto solid walls. Preparing the substrate, selecting materials, and tools, hand harling, rendering, plastering and sett coats.
|Plastering on to laths, preparation, application and lath scratcher. Application on to ceilings.|
|12:30||Buffet lunch with opportunity for discussion of individual projects & questions.|
|Lime plaster skim|
|ecoCORK thermal render/plaster. Application of Consolidation Mortar, ecoCORK, mesh and Finishing Render.|
|16:15||Certificate hand out, summary and last chance for questions.|
|Lime Plastering Course Dates||
Friday 24th April, Friday 22nd May, Friday 26th June, Friday 17th July, Friday 28th August, Friday 25th September, Gift Voucher