A practical introduction to lime


A practical introduction to lime!

On this one day course you’ll hands-on working with lime and gain an understanding of why we use lime in the traditional buildings pallet. Our focus will be on the practical elements of working with lime. You’ll have a go working and preparing different mixes, pointing and a little lime plastering and lime washing if time allows; discovering whether this is something you can do yourself and if not what questions you need to be asking a contractor to do the work for you at home. 

Includes all tools and materials you need on the day.
Tea & coffee and biscuits provided

Maximum group size of 10. 

The workshop will run from 10:00 to 16:00.

This course is suitable for beginners age 16 +. Please wear work clothes that you don't mind getting dirty/damaged and sturdy shoes, hard toe capped where possible.

Tutor: Trevor Oliver of Millstone Restoration

Trevor's work in the construction sector is focused on heritage properites, meaning he often uses lime. He is frequently busy with conservation work on churches and is involved with projects abroad too. In addition to this work he is the Chairman of EMESS (The East Midlands Earth Structures Society) who support earth building, and with the vernacular architecture and building method of Lincolnshire being 'Mud & Stud'.