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Lime – Practical training course on why to use it & how (for professionals)
Cumbria Action for Sustainability
Learn about types of lime, benefits, when and how to use it for pointing, plastering, insulation & more.
Ticket prices
Standard ticket £ 0.00
September 20th, 2019 9:30 AM   through   4:00 PM

Eden Hot Lime Mortar
Great Musgrave
Kirkby Stephen, CA17 4DP
United Kingdom
Lime – Practical training course on why to use it & how (for professionals)

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This full-day, hands-on training course is especially for tradespeople, contractors and other professionals who work with old, damp, wet buildings, including those at risk from extreme weather, rainfall and flood.

Not a professional? There’s another date for this course for the general public. Find out more.

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

This free workshop for professionals is offered through the Eco-innovation Cumbria programme, funded through the University of Cumbria by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). We are very grateful for this financial support to make the event possible.


Things to know before you book

Eligibility: This workshop is funded by ERDF. It is open to SMEs in Cumbria that meet ERDF eligibility criteria including:
•    Less than 250 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) employees
•    Turnover less than 50m euros or balance sheet total less than 43m euros
•    Primary focus Business to Business (B2B), and may exclude Business to Consumer (B2C) / retail activity
•    Certain sectors are excluded, e.g. nuclear and agriculture
For any questions on eligibility please contact Yvonne Calverley ([email protected]) or Glyn Griffiths ([email protected]).

Places are limited to 1 per business / organisation. All bookings are subject to confirmation of eligibility by our funder, we reserve the right to cancel and readvertise places where criteria are not fully met.

If you are a self-builder or other member of the public interested in learning more about lime, please check the details for our relevant course.

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 For professionals
Topic Building materials, Draughtproofing, New-build & retrofit, Weather & flood resilience
Funders Eco-innovation Cumbria, Electricity North West
Partners University of Cumbria