Introduction to Lime Mortar

Magnificent Mortar and Traditional Lime

Course Type: 
Introductory, General Interest, Leisure Learning
King’s Lynn Guildhall Complex
United Kingdom

£20 (to include lunch)

Event details

Saturday, 27 October, 9.30 am – 3.30pm

A one day training course organised by the St Margaret’s Townscape Heritage King’s Lynn and  delivered by Cliveden Conservation. The morning will include presentations covering the historic uses and chemistry of lime, its use with local materials in Vernacular buildings, inappropriate modern mortars and the damage they cause, types of lime mortars and how to specify them and some recent research and the hot lime revival. After lunch will be practical demonstrations covering different aggregate choices, pozzolans and other additives for lime mortars and a hot lime demonstration. Students will then mix their own mortar and use it for pointing.

Cost: £10 morning only or £20 Full Study Day (to include refreshments and a light lunch)

To book: email, Tel: 01553 616892


About the Fenland & Wash Regional Group

The group was set up by a number of enthusiastic members in 2003 to promote SPAB philosophy amongst homeowners and those who work on old buildings. Our area loosely covers Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and South Lincolnshire, although some events are outside this area.

Booking Terms & Conditions

Accessibility: please contact the Group Organiser before booking to discuss any special access requirements.

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