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An Introduction to Plain Lime Plastering

11 - 12 October: a practical course covering the mixing and application of lime plaster to lath, masonry, and modern substrates, including pricking up and base coats, float coats and setting coats.

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A practical course covering the mixing and application of lime plaster to lath, masonry, and modern substrates, including pricking up and base coats, float coats and setting coats. You will also get a brief introduction to running a cornice in-situ.

This course is suitable for people with practical plastering skills. 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.

Tutors Sean Wheatley and Michal Wolf are both Master Craftsmen of the Worshipful Company of Plaisterers, with many years of experience in traditional plastering techniques.

"Courses like this are vital to build up the skills and knowledge of the best ways to repair, maintain and care for historic buildings." – course participant

"Really good balance of practical and theory, and delivered in an engaging manner and setting." – course participant

Please note, the April course is sold out.

Times

Prices

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All £499.00

The basics

Booking details

Call 020 7377 1644 Head to https://www.spab.org.uk/whats-on/courses to book your place.

Meeting point

Heritage & Rural Skills Centre in Coleshill Village, Buscot and Coleshill Estate, SN6 7PT

What to bring and wear

Work wear and sturdy footwear, ideally steel-toe capped boots. If you can, please bring your own set of plastering tools (labelled). We recommend that you bring your own gloves, goggles and masks.

Accessibility

Please contact us if there are any adaptations we can make that would make the course more accessible for you. We would be happy to have an informal chat about the course and possible access issues before you book.

Other

Refreshments and lunch are provided. Accommodation is not included. Head to https://www.spab.org.uk/whats-on/courses to book your place.

Contact info

Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings

Upcoming events

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Guided Tours - Coleshill Home Farm and Skills Centre 

Thursdays and Saturdays, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm: discover the historic Coleshill Home Farm and learn more about the Heritage and Rural Skills Centre now housed here.

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25 Apr to 2 May 2024
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13:00 to 13:45
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Introduction to Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom 

Sorry, this event is now sold out.

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on
11 May 2024
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10:00 to 16:00
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Open Day 

12 May, 9 June, 14 July and 11 August: visit our exhibition and join guided tours of the Heritage and Rural Skills Centre as part of our Coleshill Village Open Days.

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12 May to 11 Aug 2024
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14:00 to 17:00
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2 Day Stained Glass Course (Leaded Method) 

7-8 September: complete a small stained glass panel to take home in this full weekend course.

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18 May to 7 Sep 2024
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09:00 to 17:00
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