Working with lime in buildings- for Contractors

Tywi Centre

17th May and 30th August 2024
No Charge

This 1-day course is aimed at people who have experience of working in the construction industry and already understand traditional construction.


  • Appreciate the variety of different traditional lime plasters and mortars
  • Understand the range of binders, sands, and aggregates for traditional mortars.
  • Justify their use and application methods.
  • Appreciate the decision-making process involved in specifying the appropriate materials. 
  • Understand the setting characteristics of lime mortars.

Training will cover:

  • - Lime: strengths, uses, limitations, manufacture, hybrid mixes.
  • - Hot mixed lime.
  • - Sand, aggregates and additives.
  • - Setting: carbonation, the lime cycle, environmental benefits.
  • - Applying plasters
  • - Mixing methods and guidelines
  • - Additives: pozzolans, hair, mesh reinforcement
  • - Preparation ‐ of site, working area, stone, aftercare
  • - Tools ‐ traditional and modern.
  • - Specifying mortars
  • - Mortar analysis.
  • - Consolidation, repairs and pointing

Register your interest

To register your interest in this course, please complete the form below or email

There is no charge for this course thanks to funding from the UK Government's Levelling Up Fund. Spaces are limited and priority will be given to people who live and/ or work in Carmarthenshire.

Working with lime in buildings- for Contractors

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