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Lime – Practical training course on why to use it & how (for self-builders)
Cumbria Action for Sustainability
Learn about types of lime, benefits, when and how to use it for pointing, plastering, insulation & more.
Ticket prices
Adult £ 159.00
September 28th, 2019 9:30 AM   through   4:00 PM

Great Musgrave,
United Kingdom
Lime – Practical training course on why to use it & how (for self-builders)

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This full-day, hands-on training course is especially for the general public, including homeowners and self-build renovators who are working with old, damp, wet buildings, including those at risk from extreme weather, rainfall and flood.

Your trainer is lime expert Tim Wells from Eden Hot Lime Mortar, hosted at his custom-made training facility near Kirkby Stephen. 

The course begins with a taught session to give you a good overview of:

  • types of lime
  • problems with houses that lime can resolve
  • protection of lime
  • breathable floor systems
  • insulation

Then it’s time to put your new knowledge into action during practical sessions. Tim will explain and demonstrate a range of lime uses and techniques. You’ll try them for yourself, with his guidance to help you build your skills in:

  • pointing
  • plastering
  • lath work
  • parging
  • skim work

Things to know before you book

Accessibility: There is a step in the middle of the barn, but if required it can be accessed by going outside and in via the other door.
What to bring: Please wear warm work clothes / overalls and sturdy footwear for a workshop environment, bearing in mind lime is dirty! Please also bring a packed lunch.

This event is part of the Cumbria Green Build & Sustainable Living Festival 2019. Thank you to our headline sponsor:


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Phone: 01768 210276
Event information
Type Workshop
Category Cumbria Green Build & Sustainable Living Festival
Audience Open to all
Topic Building materials, Draughtproofing, New-build & retrofit, Weather & flood resilience
Funders Electricity North West
Partners University of Cumbria

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