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.

Tel: 01383 872722
[email protected]
www.scotlime.org
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.

Tel: 01243 811301
[email protected]
www.westdean.org.uk/BCM
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.

Tel: 01962 713636
[email protected]
www.thelimecentre.co.uk
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

Tel: 020 7377 1644
[email protected]
www.spab.org.uk
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
Thatching

Tel: 01874 658000
[email protected]
www.lime.org.uk
Anglia Lime Company
Fishers Farm, Belchamp Walter, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 7AP

Practical days of mixing and using lime mortars for plasters, renders and repairs

Tel: 01787 313974
[email protected]
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.

Tel: 01580 830092
[email protected]
www.chalkdownlime.com
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.

Tel: 01267 281166
[email protected]
www.stonehousecarving.co.uk
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.

Tel: 01208 79779
[email protected]
www.cornishlime.co.uk
Birmingham City University
City Centre Campus, Birmingham B4 7BD

Practical 2-day conservation workshops held a variety of venues in the West Midlands including training in lime, stone, timber, ferrous and non-ferrous metals and ceramic building materials.

Tel: 07912 023123
[email protected]
www.bcu.ac.uk
The Lime Company of West Wales Ltd
Brynymor House, Cardigan SA43 1PA

Our courses here in West Wales teach builders, homeowners, architects and specifiers the best practices when using lime.

Tel: 07974 161122
[email protected]
www.tlcwestwales.co.uk
Dr Gerard C J Lynch - The Red Mason
10 Blackthorn Grove, Woburn Sands, Milton Keynes MK17 8PZ

Bespoke practical training workshops and masterclasses in lime and historic brickwork.

Tel: 01908 584163
[email protected]
www.brickmaster.co.uk
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

Tel: 01768 352572
[email protected]
School of Natural Building
Hollinroyd Farm, Todmorden, OL14 8RJ

Courses in strawbale building, earth building, lime rendering and clay plastering.

[email protected]
www.schoolofnaturalbuilding.co.uk
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.

Tel: 07845 739594
[email protected]
www.nigelcopsey.com
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.

Tel: 01904 323903
[email protected]
www.york.ac.uk
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.

Tel: 01243 811464
[email protected]
www.wealddown.co.uk
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

Tel: 01453 750455
[email protected]sion.org.uk
www.woodchestermansion.org.uk
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 CPDs on Building Conservation.

Tel: 01409 281644
[email protected]
www.mikewye.co.uk
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.

Tel: +1 773 286 2100
[email protected]
www.usheritage.com

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