Lime Mortar Course – NOW SOLD OUT!

15th June 17

This event is now passed – we had a fantastic day! Below is an excerpt from Town Hall Tuesday that summarises the event…

We ran our Lime Mortar Course for the second year running, in conjunction with Anglia Lime. It was a fab turnout with 12 local residents coming along to learn more about how to use Lime Mortar correctly. Thanks to both Anglia Lime and Heritage Lottery Fund for a great day.

Graham from Anglia Lime demonstrating Hot Lime at our Lime Mortar Course.
Graham from Anglia Lime demonstrating Hot Lime at our Lime Mortar Course. Thanks to Participant Hannah Darby for the image.


Are you a builder or student? An owner of an historic building? Would you like to know more about working with historic buildings and the use of lime mortar?

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Course outline

The course will provide an introduction to the benefits of using lime mortars and plasters in historic buildings. It will focus on the consequences of using incorrectly specified cement-based mortars and renders and the benefits of lime-based plasters in historic buildings. It will include practical demonstrations of mixing and using lime based mixes and how to apply them correctly. The course will cover the following:

  • Historical use of lime: Mining, firing, The lime cycle
  • Considering the substrate: Strength, vapour permeability, controlling suction
  • Hydraulic Vs Non-Hydraulic: Hydraulic set, carbonation set, properties of both
  • Choosing the right material: Purpose, matching to existing mortars
  • Benefits of Lime Pointing: Porosity,elasticity,selfhealing & sacrificial properties
  • Harmful aspects of cement: Detrimental effect to fabric and adjacent materials
  • Benefits of lime plasters vs harmful effects of cement rendering
  • Sand Vs Chalk aggregates: Flexibilty required in timber framed buildings
  • Innovations: Benefits of fibres, benefits of DryReadymixes
  • Finishes: Limewashes

Refreshments: Lunch will be provided.

Safety: Safety goggles and gloves will be provided. Suitable clothing/overalls must be worn and provided by attendees.