Training Course: Lime Plastering Course

Lime Plastering Course

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The Lime Plastering Course is an opportunity for some ‘hands on’ experience in using both traditional and modern lime plasters and techniques to conserve, maintain or upgrade traditional buildings.

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. It 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 ample opportunity for discussion in the breaks. Course numbers on the Lime Plastering Course are limited to ensure individual attention by two course leaders.

For each session there is a practical demonstration, then participants are encouraged to have a go themselves, with guidance at hand. All tools, materials and personal protective equipment (PPE) is provided but please bring suitable outdoor clothing and footwear.

Purchase can be made at the end of the course and participants will be entitled to a 10% discount on all future purchases from our range of traditional lime putty products and tools.

The courses are held at our premises in Buckland Filleigh, Devon. For further details or to book a course please contact us.

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100% of our recent Practical Lime 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.

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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 or post a cheque. You can also make a provisional booking by email but your place will only be confirmed once payment has been received.

What dates are available?

  • Friday 31st March 2017
  • Friday 28th April 2017
  • Friday 19th May 2017
  • Friday 23rd June 2017
  • Friday 14th July 2017
  • Friday 18th August 2017
  • Friday 22nd September 2017

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?


Self Catering


For more accommodation and information about the local area click here


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“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 😀”

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8.45 am Course assembles for tea/coffee and introduction.
Types of lime materials – history & usage, covering compressive strengths, selecting sands, types of lime, using hair in mortar. Drying times, protection, ecoCork thermal render/plaster, cork boards. Different trowels to use and effects.
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.
12.30pm Buffet lunch with opportunity for discussion of individual projects & questions.
ecoCork thermal render/plaster. Application of consolidation mortar, ecocork, mesh finishing render/plaster, including on to strawbale.
Cork board insulation appilcation. Fix rails, boards mesh beading, Adherevit and finishing.
4.15pm Certificate hand out, summary and last chance for questions.