Lime Mortar Training Courses

One Day Training Courses

Eden Hot Lime Mortar are holding one day training courses for Builders, Architects and DIY enthusiasts in the use of lime mortars.

We run our one day courses within Cumbria offering a very much hands-on experience and training in the use of Lime Mortars. The application of traditional Lime Mortar is the hardest discipline to master, and without instruction can result in costly failure.

Next Available Dates

Please see below for the next available dates for our lime mortar training courses.

  • May – Friday 17th (Fully booked)
  • May – Saturday 18th (4 spaces available)
  • June – Friday 7th
  • June – Friday 14th
  • June – Friday 28th

The courses start at 9:15am and generally finish around 4:00pm
A one day course cost is £120.00 per person + vat (tea/coffee is provided)
For bookings and further information please email us: 

Lime Mortar Training Course Format


Health & Safety

Theory Section

  • Types of Lime, aggregates, why lime works, when it wont work!
  • Problems to look for in houses
  • Cement
  • Protection
  • Gable ends
  • Chimney pointing/rendering
  • Mortar mixing
  • Paints and limewash
  • Natural Insulation
  • Breathable floor systems and French drains
  • Q&A’s

Practical session

  • Making hot mixed mortars
  • Making hot limewashes
  • Pointing
  • Plastering/rendering
  • Lime skim work
  • Roof parging/torching
  • Timber lath work
  • Lime Insulation

Need to Know:

  • Please bring your own packed lunch, pen and paper and work clothes – lime is dirty!!
  • Bring eye protection and warm clothes, there is a space heater but it is an open barn.
  • Gloves and work tools will be provided, but bring your own if you wish

Course Reviews

Thanks for the course on Friday and the hemp lime demonstrations which were encouraging both from a local supplier and practical application with positive drying time.

Roger Haigh

The depth of knowledge was excellent, I thought I knew quite a bit before I attended the course, but I was pleasantly surprised as to how much more I learnt. The course taught me new techniques and gave me many tips which are proving invaluable. Lime needs to be used correctly, this course gives you the confidence to work with lime.

Andy Bell

Many thanks for an excellent hands-on course, invaluable for everyone; house owners, architects, project managers and hands on lime users! I wish I had been on your course before I started the project; actually seeing the mixes for pointing and plastering gave such a clear idea of how they should be used. I was very interested in the lime insulation, I think it would be excellent for “Laundry Cottage”. We might even have a go on the ground floor of the main house on the Tudor wing when we start on that.

Elizabeth Phipps

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