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March 2020

SLCT – Maintaining Traditional Buildings

20 March - 10:00 - 15:00
Charlestown Workshops, 2 Rocks Road
Charlestown, Fife KY11 3EN United Kingdom
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This workshop 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. It will outline the maintenance that traditional buildings require and attendees will gain an understanding of traditional building techniques and the correct materials to use when undertaking repairs. This will also be an excellent opportunity to speak to the Scottish Lime Centre Trust’s expert…

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SLCT – Repairing Traditional Masonry Structures

26 March - 09:30 - 16:30
Merryhill Training Centre KY11 3DR United Kingdom + Google Map

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 using natural stone and the range of lime and early patented cements that have been used in the past as bedding and pointing mortars. These structures contribute so much to the richness of our built heritage and many are still in use after 200+ years.

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April 2020

SPAB – Humble Heritage Workshop – Cement Removal and Hot Lime Pointing

17 April - 19 April
Moffat Old Churchyard, Moffat Old Churchyard
Moffat, DG10 9EB United Kingdom
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Our Humble Heritage workshops are a new series designed to give delegates a thorough theoretical and technical basis of knowledge about a subject, reinforced with guided practical, hands-on experience. On the first evening of the course, two lectures will be given on the rudiments of traditional building technology and the importance of effective porosity and capillarity, as well as of the SPAB philosophy of repair and best practice conservation principles generally, with particular emphasis upon like-for-like and compatible repair and…

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Place Services – Hot Lime Workshop

24 April - 09:30 - 16:00
Cressing Temple Barns, Witham Rd
Cressing, Braintree CM77 8PD United Kingdom
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It is well established that all traditionally constructed buildings need to be repaired using compatible lime mortars to avoid unnecessary decay and dampness, but it is less well understood that not all ‘lime’ mortars are the same and not all ‘lime’ mortars are compatible with traditional fabric. This one day course will examine the appropriate use of the whole range of lime mortars in the context of material science, actual built fabric and historic texts upon lime use and 12…

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July 2020

Place Services – Lime Plaster for Beginners

3 July
Hatfield House, Great North Road Hertfordshire AL9 5HX United Kingdom + Google Map

This one-day course is aimed at owners of historic buildings who want to tackle small patch repairs to their homes and those with no prior experience. The day will show how to hand-mix small amounts of lime plaster, and to repair or replace patches. Roy runs his own plastering business and has been in the trade for over forty years. He works in all aspects of lime plaster but specialises in fine plaster finishes. No experience needed.

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