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).
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.
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.
Bespoke half-day and one-day courses ranging from an introduction to the use of lime in traditional building to advanced use of lime.
Short courses in traditional building skills for homeowners, professionals, builders and craftsmen
One & two day courses (#accredited by the RIBA)
#An Introduction to Lime
#Lime Plastering (plain and decorative)
Lime for Architects and Specifiers
Ecological Paints & Finishes
#Dry Stone Walling
Practical days of mixing and using lime mortars for plasters, renders and repairs
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.
Courses in Lime Plaster, Renders, Brickwork, Pointing, Stonework & Flint at our rural works and premises in East Sussex.
Courses in the preparation and use of hot mixed lime mortars for conservation and repair. Stone-carving courses also available.
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.
Our courses here in West Wales teach builders, homeowners, architects and specifiers the best practices when using lime.
Bespoke practical training workshops and masterclasses in lime and historic brickwork.
Practical training courses held at our branches in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Practical courses in natural, sustainable and traditional building, greenwood and rural skills
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
Courses in cement-free foundations, strawbale building, earth building, lime rendering, clay plastering, and online and theoretical courses.
Skills training in the patterns of vernacular building locally, as well as in the modern use of sustainable and breathable materials.
A wide range of day schools and longer courses in building conservation and traditional crafts and skills.
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 CPDs on Building Conservation.
The 2022 Conference and Gathering is being held in Queen’s University, Belfast, 2- 4 September 2022, and is organised by the Building Limes Forum Ireland.
Members of the Building Limes Forum form a community of lime enthusiasts and practitioners, most of whom are producers, suppliers, specifiers or users of lime.