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.

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Featured Courses

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.

Damp in Buildings
Damp in Buildings

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.

Fife Doors Open Day 2021 - FREE Event

Most Popular Practical Training Courses

Lime Pointing
Lime Pointing

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

Making and Using Traditional Mortars C1-Contractor Level 1
Making and Using Traditional Mortars C1-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, how to approach re-pointing work in traditional buildings.

Traditional Masonry Repair C2-Contractor Level 2
Traditional Masonry Repair C2-Contractor Level 2

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

Repairing Traditional Masonry P1 - Professional Level 1
Repairing Traditional Masonry P1 - 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.

Masonry Building Conservation- Principles and Techniques P2-Professional Level 2
Masonry Building Conservation- Principles and Techniques P2-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.

Online Built Environment Technical Seminars and Masterclasses

Mortar Analysis Explained
Mortar Analysis Explained

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

Stone Analysis Explained
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 specification for a job? Then this online seminar is for you!

Built Environment Technical Seminars and Masterclasses

Internal & External Lime Finishes - A place for all mortars masterclass
Internal & External Lime Finishes - A place for all mortars masterclass

This latest masterclass in the ‘A place for all mortars’ series aims to give context in harling practice, show case studies of worked examples of both harling and plastering, and give some steer as to how we cope going forward with harsher weather.

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.

Practical Hands-On Training

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Introduction to Stonemasonry
Introduction to Stonemasonry

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.

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.