Lime Pointing Course (Half Day)

Join us for a half-day course where you will learn the fundamentals of pointing with lime, including which materials to use, application and finishing methods and aftercare.



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This half-day course will introduce you to the basics of lime pointing. Hosted by our own Phil Brown, the day will start with an introduction to lime and its use, plus practical demonstrations and hands-on training for application and finishing. There will be plenty of time for Q&A throughout the day, and open discussion is encouraged.

Course Overview

Demonstrations & hands-on sessions include:

  • Lime types, the case for them and their application
  • The lime cycle
  • Choosing the correct tools and practical tips
  • Preparing the joints
  • Sands and mixing
  • Applying the mortar into the joint & finishing
  • Curing and aftercare
  • Discussion / Q&A

This course is ideal for contractors, building professionals, specifiers or homeowners getting started with pointing with lime.

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, if you have questions regarding a specific project, please bring any photos you might have to help us advise you.

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 our founder and Managing Director. Phil was a builder for many years before founding Cornish Lime and has over 30 years of experience working with lime-based products.

Location & Time

This course is held onsite at Cornish Lime, Old Callywith Road, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31 2DZ, from 9 am to 12:30 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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