Lime Training Day

Join us for a full-day introductory course where you will learn the essential information required to get started with lime-based products for pointing, rendering and plastering.



5% discount on orders over £500 (Excluding Vat & Delivery). For larger projects visit our pricing page.

Product Variations

Product OptionPrice (Ex VAT)
April 19th 2024: £105.00 £126.00 inc VAT
May 31st 2024: £105.00 £126.00 inc VAT
July 19th 2024: £105.00 £126.00 inc VAT
August 23rd 2024: £105.00 £126.00 inc VAT
October 18th 2024: £105.00 £126.00 inc VAT
November 22nd 2024: £105.00 £126.00 inc VAT
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This one-day course consists of two parts, theory and practical. Hosted by our own Phil Brown, we begin the day with a presentation on the theory behind lime, providing a solid foundation for understanding how lime works, its suitable applications and the benefits for solid wall construction.

The second part of the day will include practical demonstrations and introductory hands-on training on how lime mortars are applied for rendering, plastering and pointing.

Course Overview

Part One: Presentation

  • Lime types, the lime cycle and their applications
  • Lime slaking and practical demonstrations of the technical aspects
  • Examples and why we use lime
  • Considerations for repairing older buildings
  • Health and safety
  • Discussion / Q&A

Part Two: Demonstrations & hands-on sessions

  • The tools of the trade and practical tips
  • Pointing with lime for brickwork and stonework on our test panels
  • Rendering and plastering with lime, including casting on and other hands-on opportunities
  • The role of sand and mixing with lime
  • Discussion / Q&A

This course is ideal for contractors, building professionals, specifiers or homeowners getting started with lime and lime-based products.

Lunch and refreshments will be served; please note any dietary requirements as needed when signing up.

PPE, tools and materials are provided. Those attending should wear suitable clothing and footwear, including warmer layers for spring, autumn and winter courses. In addition, all participants will receive a comprehensive literature pack and follow-up support if needed. Finally, we will be happy to help advise you if you have questions regarding a specific project.

This course welcomes students aged 16 and above who are enthusiastic about getting started with lime-based products. We encourage everyone joining us to approach the course ready to learn, ask questions and get hands-on with the materials and tools.

Course Instructor – Phil Brown

Phil Brown is the founder and Managing Director of Cornish Lime, with over 40 years of experience within the construction industry and the manufacture and use of lime-based materials.

Location & Time

This course is held onsite at Cornish Lime, Old Callywith Road, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31 2DZ, from 9 am to 4:30 pm. Please arrive ten minutes early to check-in. Limited spaces are available, with a maximum of 10 participants per course. Multiple dates are available for booking online throughout the year.


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Most of our courses are designed to be inclusive and beneficial for a broad audience, including contractors, building professionals, specifiers or homeowners. Keep an eye on the course details for specific recommendations for each course.

No, you do not need to bring anything specific. All PPE, tools and materials are provided. However, we recommend wearing suitable clothing and footwear, including warmer layers for spring, autumn and winter courses.

Of course! You can purchase a course online, get in touch via email at or call us if you’d like to purchase a course on behalf of someone else.

The Premier Inn Bodmin (Launceston Rd, Bodmin PL31 2RW) and the Westberry Hotel & Restaurant (Rhind St, Bodmin PL31 2EL) are both nearby and practical options. If you want to experience some local history, we recommend the Bodmin Jail Hotel, a local landmark and historical site, a project we were proud to be a part of.

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