Courses on Lime
The following organisations hold courses in the use of lime. Discounts for BLF members are offered by the Scottish Lime Centre Trust and West Dean. Inclusion of an organisation in this list does not imply endorsement. The websites of the other limes forums will also list course providers (see home page for links).
Scottish Lime Centre
Charlestown Workshops, Rocks Road, Charlestown, Fife KY11 3EN
Extensive range of training in traditional building skills, building conservation at our purpose-built training facility or on site. Formal accreditation for building contractors and training packages for THI schemes and publicly funded projects. Discount of 20% for BLF members; just give your membership number when booking.
West Dean College
West Dean, Chichester PO18 0QZ
The Building Conservation Masterclasses: a programme of short courses in technical and practical skills in the repair and maintenance of historic structures. Discount of 10% for BLF members; just give your membership number when booking.
The Lime Centre
Hazeley Road, Morestead, Winchester, SO21 1LZ
Bespoke half-day and one-day courses ranging from an introduction to the use of lime in traditional building to advanced use of lime.
Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB)
37 Spital Square, London E1 6DY
Short courses in traditional building skills for homeowners, professionals, builders and craftsmen
020 7377 1644
Ty-Mawr Lime Ltd
Ty-Mawr, Llangasty, Brecon, Powys LD3 7PJ
One & two day courses (#accredited by the RIBA) #An Introduction to Lime, #Lime Plastering (plain and decorative), Lime for Architects and Specifiers, #Ecological Building, Ecological Paints & Finishes, Earth Building, #Dry Stone Walling, and Thatching.
Anglia Lime Company
Fishers Farm, Belchamp Walter, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 7AP
Practical days of mixing and using lime mortars for plasters, renders and repairs
Chalk Down Lime Ltd
The Lime Yard, Gate Farm, Staplecross, East Sussex, TN32 5RP
Courses in Lime Plaster, Renders, Brickwork, Pointing, Stonework & Flint at our rural works and premises in East Sussex.
Coe Stone Ltd
Ty Gwyn Workshops, Abernant, Carmarthenshire SA33 5RR
Courses in the preparation and use of hot mixed lime mortars for conservation and repair. Stone-carving courses also available.
Cornish Lime Ltd
Brims Park, Old Callywith Road, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31 2DZ
Courses available covering lime pointing, lime rendering, bag rubbing, lime plastering. Also practical instruction, advice and tips on paint effects using breathable paints including limewash.
Birmingham City University
City North Campus, Birmingham B42 2SU
Practical 2-day conservation workshops including training in lime, stone, timber, ferrous and non-ferrous metals and ceramic building materials
The Lime Company of West Wales Ltd
Crug Bach, Pentregalar, Crymych, Pembrokeshire SA41 3QS
Our courses here in West Wales teach builders, homeowners, architects and specifiers the best practices when using lime.
Dr Gerard C J Lynch
10 Blackthorn Grove, Woburn Sands, Milton Keynes MK17 8PZ
Bespoke practical training workshops and masterclasses in lime and historic brickwork.
Elaine Rigby and Charles Blackett-Ord
33 Chapel Street, Appleby-in-Westmorland,
Cumbria CA16 6QR
Various short courses on lime in building held at various locations in the North of England and on-site training tailored to the specific contractor or site
J & J Sharpe
Woodside, Merton, Okehampton, Devon EX20 3EG
Practical one-day courses for builders, architects and others on lime mortars, plastering, pointing, rendering and lime washing
Traditional Building Training Education and Consultancy
Hall Farm, Maltongate, Thornton Dale, Pickering YO18 7SA
Skills training in the patterns of vernacular building locally, as well as in the modern use of sustainable and breathable materials.
University of York
Department of Archaeology, University of York, The King’s Manor, York, YO1 7EP
Short courses for professional CPD in building conservation include lime, stone, plaster, earth and brick.
Weald and Downland Open Air Museum
Singleton, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0EU
A wide range of day schools and longer courses in building conservation and traditional crafts and skills
Woodchester Mansion Trust
Woodchester Mansion, Woodchester Park, Nympsfield, Glos, GL10 3UQ
Various courses including stonemasonry, lime plasters, stone repair, dry stone walling, hurdle making, 1 or 2 days
Mike Wye & Associates
Buckland Filleigh Sawmills, Buckland Filleigh, Beaworthy, Devon EX21 5RN
Practical courses covering the use of lime in renovation including Secil ecoCORK thermal lime render. Polished plaster courses covering Venetian plaster, Marmorino and Tadelakt. Other courses on natural paints, and free CPDs on Building Conservation.
U.S. Heritage Group Training Centre
3516 North Kostner Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60641, U.S.A.
Two-day workshops for architects specifying mortars for historic masonry buildings.
+1 773 286 2100