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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Most Popular Practical Training Courses

Lime Pointing
Lime Pointing

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

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'.

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.

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

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.

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.

Practical Hands-On Training

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 Stonemasonry
Introduction to Stonemasonry

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

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.

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, 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

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.

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 cover the how to carry out a successful surface stone repair with an understanding of the materials and when and where it may be appropriate.

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.

Built Environment Technical Seminars and Masterclasses

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.

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.