Course Content: The course is split between two elements; theory and practical. Firstly, the course should provide you with an understanding of how lime works, where and when it can be used and the benefits this material offers solid walled construction. Secondly, it will provide you with practical demonstrations and training on how lime mortars are applied for various uses, such as rendering, plastering and pointing.
Details: The course is led by Phil Brown, the founder and Managing Director of Cornish Lime, who has over 40 years of experience within the construction industry with the majority of this time served working with and producing lime based materials. The course is held at our site on Old Callywith Road, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31 2DZ.
Summary: No previous experience is necessary and by the end of this course delegates should have the confidence to understand how lime based materials work and how they can and should be used for construction work. The course attracts a wide and varied range of delegates ranging from homeowners, experienced contractors to building professionals and specifiers. Everyone should come away with improved knowledge and confidence of how lime works. Whilst we cannot teach you how to render or plaster in a day, we will provide you with a comprehensive literature pack, a basic safety pack and the continued technical support of our staff for any current and/or future projects you may be involved with.
9.00 – INTRODUCTION
What would the group like to achieve from the day and what (if any) aspects they would like covered.
9.20 – THE NEED FOR LIME
Power point presentation and discussion. The virtues of lime, the use of lime in the past, where and how it was used and it’s function today. The different types (Putty or Hydraulic) and their suitability; the lime cycle, lime wash, “hair”, health and safety, the environment, sustainability and cement.
10.30 – TEA AND COFFEE BREAK
10.50 – MIXING Back to basics
11.15 – SANDS AND AGGREGATES
The role they perform & their suitability. Simple sieve analysis, grading, washing and testing etc.
11.45 – BUILDING WITH LIME
Hands on practical session and discussion using appropriate materials.
1.00 – LUNCH
1.45 – RENDERING WITH LIME
Hands on practical session and discussion
3.00 – TEA AND COFFEE BREAK
3.20 – CONCLUSIONS
Where or what the day has achieved. The suitability of lime and how it better conserves and preserves the unique built heritage of the region. If time permits the remaining period would be spent discussing decorating and any other salient points.
4-4.30 – CLOSE