Lime Pointing Course
Saturdays 09:00 – 15:00 (see booking calendar for available dates).
10% discount on Group Bookings of 4 or more.
Discounts available for Return Classes.
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This introduction course to the traditional skill of Lime Pointing aims to give the learner hands-on practical experience in mixing and use of Lime Mortars, and promote confidence in their use. Lime Mortars are used for the repair and maintenance of traditional buildings. This course will be of interest to the owners of older properties which are pointed in lime, and also garden or boundary walls pointed in lime that have maybe fallen into disrepair. Our Lime Pointing Course is also useful for anyone wishing to create a structure built with, or finished in, lime pointing.
During the course there will be a practical demonstration in the mixing and use of Natural Hydraulic Lime, and how this is applied to builds, finishing, and aftercare. You will then be encouraged to gain your own practical experience, with the guidance of our tutors at hand. For this course you will be provided with all tools, materials and personal protective equipment required. However, we would ask that you please bring protective outdoor clothing and footwear that you don’t mind getting dirty.
Discounts are available for return classes*:
– Second visit £60
– Third+ visit £30
* Same class only -scheduling permitted. You will be given a voucher code on the day of your course that can be used when booking your return course. Proof of initial course booking must be shown on the day. Additional discounts cannot be used in conjunction with Return Course Vouchers.
General Information for course attendees.
Our classes are open to anyone; walling classes involve lifting and manual labour however, you will not be expected to exceed what you are comfortable with, do however be aware that these classes can and will involve uneven hilly ground at times to get to locations, some allowances can be made for specific disabilities if we are notified in advance. Attendees under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Care is needed when lifting, handling and working with stone to avoid back, hand, foot and eye injuries. A brief safety instruction and guidance demonstration will be given at each class.
-Courses run from 9am to 3pm
-Parking available on site
-Toilet Facilities will be provided
-There is a cafe on site, however this can be busy at times, so we would encourage you to bring your own lunch
-First aid trained staff will be on site
-Any significant medical issue must be declared at the beginning of the day
What is Included?
-All tools and materials are provided and available for purchase
-PPE will be provided however, you may wish to bring your own heavy-duty work gloves or prescription safety glasses
-You will receive an Attendance Certificate at the end of your course
What will I need to bring for the walling and lime mortar courses?
-Durable outdoor clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty or wet
-Sun cream and hat for those rare sunny days
-Sturdy and strong boots (lightweight trainers and ordinary shoes are not suitable)