SPAB courses at Coleshill Heritage Skills Centre

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We are excited to announce a series of courses for Autumn 2022 facilitated by SPAB (Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings) in association with the National Trust.

We are pleased to announce a series of courses facilitated by SPAB (Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings) in association with the National Trust. These courses are great for building professionals and people looking for general interest.

To book on to any of these course, please visit www.spab.org.uk and head to the 'What's On' page. 

An Introduction to Lime in Building

15 September 2022 at Heritage & Rural Skills Centre, Coleshill Home Farm 

This introductory, one-day course led by expert tutors is ideal for anyone new to using lime in building or keen to expand their basic understanding. Through a combination of illustrated talks and practical demonstrations, it will explain the different forms of lime available and look at a range of uses, from pointing to plastering and lime washing.       

£165 per person   

Hot Limes in Building

16 September 2022 at Heritage & Rural Skills Centre, Coleshill Home Farm 

This one-day course, led by a expert tutor Nigel Copsey, is ideal for anyone with basic knowledge of lime and 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.

£165 per person   

An Introduction to Plain Lime Plastering

7 - 8 October 2022 at Heritage & Rural Skills Centre, Coleshill Home Farm 

This practical course covers the mixing and application of lime plaster to lath, masonry and modern substrates, which includes pricking up and base coats, float coats and setting coats. It provides a brief introduction to running a cornice in-situ.

Course participants may have practical plastering skills, and experienced plasterers used to working in gypsum will particularly benefit from the course. We also welcome anyone interested in learning about plain lime plastering for their home or old building(s) under their care.

£495 per person