We run a wide range of courses throughout the year, from traditional building skills for repair and conservation, as well as masterclasses from beginner to advanced level and beyond.

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Please take a look at them all and if you're not sure then please contact us if you would like to discuss which course is suitable for you or your employees. We are always happy to help learners choose the right course.

We are delighted to announce that the Scottish LIme Centre Trust have once again obtained SQA and HES approval to deliver the Professional Development Award (PDA) in the Repair and Maintenance of Traditional Masonry Structures.

This is your chance to gain real qualifications and stand out from the crowd! Click here for info

Featured Courses and Masterclasses

Letter Cutting & Decorative Stone Carving
Letter Cutting & Decorative Stone Carving

Participants will get to choose to do Letter Cutting or Decorative Carving in Stone for the day.

Climate Change - How to protect our buildings
Climate Change - How to protect our buildings

What on earth we can do to protect our buildings?

SQA Professional Development Award (PDA) - Total of 6 National Unit credits at SCQF level 5 and 6

H8WR 46 – Produce a Work Plan for a Conservation or Restoration Project
H8WT 45 - Prepare and mix traditional lime mortars
H8WV 46 - Consolidation and Repair of Masonry Structures
H8WW 46 - Stonemasonry Repairs
H8WX 45 - Produce Basic Stonemasonry Components

Practical Hands-On Training

C1 Making and Using Traditional Mortars (Contractor Level 1)
C1 Making and Using Traditional Mortars (Contractor Level 1)

Two day introductory course aimed at contractors and those with trowel skills, - this practical workshop will provide attendees with a strong understanding of lime technology and how to approach re-pointing work in traditional buildings.

C2 Traditional Masonry Building Repair (Contractor Level 2)
C2 Traditional Masonry Building Repair (Contractor Level 2)

A 3 day workshop aimed at contractors, building on the knowledge and skills gained on 'C1 Making and Using Traditional Mortars'.

Lime Pointing
Lime Pointing

Learn the skills to help you carry out your own mortar pointing repairs.

P1 Repairing Traditional Masonry (Professional Level 1)
P1 Repairing Traditional Masonry (Professional Level 1)

This 2 day workshop aims to provide an introductory guide to the use of a range of lime and other traditional binders for the effective conservation and repair of traditional masonry.

P2 Masonry Building Conservation- Principles and Techniques (Professional Level 2)
P2 Masonry Building Conservation- Principles and Techniques (Professional Level 2)

This course provides confidence in the repair principles, materials and techniques for traditional masonry buildings, covering mortar manufacture, practical repair methods and techniques, and aftercare of lime based materials.

Introduction to Plain Lime Plastering
Introduction to Plain Lime Plastering

This one day workshop aims to provide an introductory guide to the preparation and application of plain lime plaster to both lath and masonry backgrounds which abound our historic buildings for internal wall and ceiling finishes.

Introduction to Scottish Slating Practices
Introduction to Scottish Slating Practices

This one day course aims to provide an introductory guide to traditional Scottish roofs including function, structure, external roof shapes, typical details and decorative features, the causes of deterioration and the main causes of failure.

Introduction to Stonemasonry
Introduction to Stonemasonry

Taught by our time served Stonemason, this two-day practical course is suitable for all abilities and covers an introduction to tools, techniques and uses of basic stonemasonry.

Introduction to Maintaining Traditional Buildings
Introduction to Maintaining Traditional Buildings

This course provides the perfect starting point if you are considering undertaking some simple repairs yourself or will enable you to speak your builder’s language and be confident that you are being given the correct advice.

Making, Using and Specifying Hot Mixed Lime Mortars
Making, Using and Specifying Hot Mixed Lime Mortars

This one day workshop aims to provide an introductory guide to the preparation and use of’ hot mixed’ lime mortars, that is, mortars prepared by slaking quicklime, sand and natural hydraulic lime binders (and possibly other additives like tallow

Making, Pigmenting and Applying Limewash
Making, Pigmenting and Applying Limewash

This half day course will cover all aspects of working with limewashes including how to determine suitable finishes for a range of background types.

Rendering and Harling with Lime
Rendering and Harling with Lime

This hands on course will enable you to apply a variety of external lime render finishes to a wide range of backgrounds including matching to existing finishes.

Repairing Traditional Masonry Structures
Repairing Traditional Masonry Structures

This one day workshop covers the construction and appropriate repair of traditional masonry structures such as culverts, tunnels, light houses, viaducts, canals, harbours, retaining walls, piers and masonry arch bridges

Rubble Wall Building
Rubble Wall Building

This practical two day course will equip you to set out, construct and finish a traditional rubble wall using a variety of building stones and traditional lime mortars.

Surface Repair of Stone
Surface Repair of Stone

This course will teach you how to carry out a successful surface stone repair with an understanding of the materials and when and where it may be appropriate.

Sash and Case Window Repairs
Sash and Case Window Repairs

Don’t rip out your sash and case windows! Come and learn how to carry out your own repairs.

5 Day Basic Lead Welding & Bossing Course
5 Day Basic Lead Welding & Bossing Course

Add lead welding and bossing to your skills set!

Book C1 and C2 together at a reduced price!
Book C1 and C2 together at a reduced price!

We offer £100 discount for people booking our C1 and C2 course at the same time.

Online Built Environment Technical Seminars and Masterclasses

Online Petrographic Analysis Explained
Online Petrographic Analysis Explained

Online seminar - 2.5 Hour CPD - Gain a greater understanding of the process of Thin section analysis!

Online Mortar Analysis Explained
Online Mortar Analysis Explained

Online Seminar / 2.5 Hour CPD - Gain a greater understanding of the process of mortar analysis!

Online Stone Analysis Explained
Online Stone Analysis Explained

2.5 Hours CPD - Gain a greater understanding of the process of stone analysis!

Specifying Mortars for Repair, Restoration and New Build
Specifying Mortars for Repair, Restoration and New Build

Are you working with mortars or need to provide a full working specification for a job? Then this online seminar is for you!

Retrofitting Traditional Buildings Principles and Practice
Retrofitting Traditional Buildings Principles and Practice

An online technical masterclass, running over 2 half days, covering emerging research, best practice and case studies in the field of upgrading traditional and historic buildings.

Built Environment Technical Seminars and Masterclasses

A Guide to Winter Working with Lime
A Guide to Winter Working with Lime

Our hints, tips and practical advice will help you extend your season working with lime mortars successfully.

Drone Surveying Masterclass
Drone Surveying Masterclass

Drones have become more prevalent in our day to day life, from every nature documentary on Netflix to your cousin who got one for Christmas, and we will all remember the incident at Heathrow airport in December 2018.

From Quarry to Quoin
A Place for all Mortars Series - Mortar in All it's Guises
A Place for all Mortars Series - Mortar in All it's Guises

Earth to lime to ready mixed mortars

Damp in Buildings - Online Masterclass
Damp in Buildings - Online Masterclass

Are you dealing with damp problems? Then this is for you!

The Structural Repair of Historic Buildings
The Structural Repair of Historic Buildings

This masterclass led by Ian Hume, aims to provide professionals with a sound understanding of the philosophy of conservation.

Level 3 Award in Energy Efficiency for Older and Traditional Buildings – 2 day Retrofit course
Level 3 Award in Energy Efficiency for Older and Traditional Buildings – 2 day Retrofit course

Achieving the NOCN qualification: Energy Efficiency Measures for Older and Traditional Buildings

Other Event

Fife Doors Open Day 2021 - FREE Event