Have you been following our Traditional Building Skills programme?

(If not, you can find out more in this article)

Our next training sessions are coming up – and we’re looking for contractors, tradespeople and apprentices who might be interested in building up their skills.

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Introduction to lime

We’ve got an Introduction to Lime course spread over two evenings from 5pm until 8pm on Monday, August 5 and Tuesday, August 6.

The course will provide a theoretical and practical introduction to lime, along with its uses and characteristics.

It provides an explanation as to why lime should be used in traditional (pre-1919) buildings, and offers the opportunity for those attending to mix and apply their own traditional mortar.

If you come along, you’ll also have to chance to learn about:

  • The context of lime mortars in traditional buildings
  • Health and Safety relating to the use of lime on-site
  • Tools and equipment used for mixing lime mortars
  • Different limes and the selection of suitable aggregates; mix proportions and gauged mixes
  • Pointing techniques with a practical session
  • A summary of the course, followed by Q & A session.

If you’re interested in the introduction to lime course, get in touch with our Traditional Building Skills team by e-mail on david.davies@wrexham.gov.uk or janine.began@wrexham.gov.uk.

This project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.

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