Hot Limes in Building

This course presented by the SPAB in association with the National Trust, draws on recent research into hot limes to explore their use in building – mixes, techniques and applications.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

This one-day course led by an expert tutor is ideal for anyone with basic knowledge of lime who wants to explore the use of hot mixes in more detail. Through a combination of illustrated talks, video and demonstrations, it will provide a practical insight into hot limes and their use.

After many years producing lime mortars by first slaking putty, then mixing with sand, it is now widely accepted that mortars were traditionally mixed ‘hot’. This means slaking the sand alongside the quicklime in a single operation.  

The day will be a mixture of illustrated talks and demonstrations, covering slaking methods, different mixing methods, application and aftercare. Nigel will also explain the essential properties of hot lime mortars and explore the reasons for their superior performance in terms of shrinkage, durability and frost resistance.  

This intermediate course is especially relevant for builders already working with lime and looking to extend their knowledge and use of hot mixes, and to specifiers wishing to develop or enhance their understanding of hot lime and its applications. It provides up to date information on our understanding of traditional mortars, as well as detailed practical instruction and is therefore essential for anyone working in the field. It assumes a little background knowledge of lime, and anyone completely new to the subject is recommended to attend the 'Introduction to Lime in Building’ course, taking place the day before.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £150.00
    per person
View admission charges
Buscot and Coleshill Estates

Prices

Admission free

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

The basics

Booking details
Call 020 7377 1644
To book, go to www.spab.org.uk and head to the 'What's On' page.

Contact Info

Name
SPAB
Email
info@spab.org.uk
Telephone
Call 020 7377 1644

Upcoming events

An Introduction to Lime Plastering

Sat 09 Oct 2021
09:30-17:30
Led by expert tutors, this 2-day course presented by SPAB, in association with the National Trust, provides a practical introduction to traditional lime plaster and plastering techniques.

An Introduction to Letter Carving in Stone

Sun 24 Oct 2021
09:30-18:00
A practical weekend course, presented by the SPAB in association with the National Trust, introducing the art of letter cutting in stone led by award-winning carver Thomas Ball and sculptor Rory Young.

An Introduction to Lime in Building

Thu 11 Nov 2021
09:00-17:00
This one-day course, presented by SPAB in association with the National Trust, will introduce the different forms of lime available and explore its uses, such as pointing, plastering and lime washing.

An Introduction to Lime in Building & Hot Limes in Buildings

Fri 12 Nov 2021
09:00-17:00
Introduction to Lime + Hot Limes in Building course package - two workshops presented by the SPAB in association with the National Trust.

Hot Limes in Building

Fri 12 Nov 2021
09:00-17:30
This course presented by the SPAB in association with the National Trust, draws on recent research into hot limes to explore their use in building – mixes, techniques and applications.