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Lime Mortar - Beginners

15th June 2013 - 16th June 2013 | Ebworth Centre, Gloucestershire
| £99
Course Provider: Cotswolds Conservation Board
Two day course gaining "hands-on" experience repairing and restorating an authentic 18th century Cotswold building using traditional lime mortar techniques

Course description: This course is designed for those wishing to grasp some of the basic skills of working with lime mortar. Trainees will learn about the different types of lime mortar, correct procedures for application, pointing, how to rake out and repair a lime mortar wall and how and when to add additional stone.

What do you need to know: No prior knowledge or experience is required. This course is ideal for those who have very little knowledge of lime mortar and want to learn more!

Instructor: John Byrne is a self-employed lime mortar specialist with over 20 years experiecne working with lime mortar and plaster in the repair and restoration of historic buildings. John is also an excellent dry stone waller and has won the Board's dry-stone walling competition on two occasions (2004 & 2010). As well as teaching courses for the Cotswolds Conservation Board John has also taught lime courses at York University. For further information about John and his work visit  www.jblimeplastering.co.uk/ where you will also find a John's blog on previous courses that he has ran for the Cotswolds Conservation Board.

What to bring on the day: All materials and equipment provided. You will need to bring appropriate clothing, hardwearing footwear and a packed lunch & drink.

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