Lime Pointing workshop

21 January 2017

This popular one day workshop is aimed at those who would like to undertake repointing works as part of a renovation project or simply as general maintenance to traditional masonry structures. A practical ‘hands on’ training day, attendees will learn to undertake repointing works to with confidence. This course will give a sound understanding of traditional building technology, repair techniques and the materials to use when carrying out repointing. Attendees are encouraged to bring along images of their projects to discuss with the SLCT tutor on the day.

Learning Outcomes

• Health and Safety issues
• Introduction to traditional buildings
• Historic use of lime mortars
• Understanding the range of binders, sands and aggregates for traditional mortars
• Mortar Mixing
• Preparing masonry joints
• Techniques of working
• Placing of mortar for repointing
• Joint finishing
• Curing and protection regimes

To book a place on this course, please click here, email or call us on 01383 872722.

This course can be paid for using an ILA.
Find out more about ILAs. If you would like to book courses using your ILA account please contact us.

Study day on outcomes for people – for HLF applicants

30 November 2016 (10.30 – 16.00)

Whether you are a first-time applicant to the Heritage Lottery Fund, a repeat applicant, or currently considering applying for support, it is crucial to understand the range of criteria needed for a successful application, and then to put that into practice when delivering projects large or small.

In association with the Heritage Lottery Fund and its Participation & Learning team, this Newcastle based participant study day focuses on achieving HLF’s outcomes for people, including those to support learning, volunteering and skills development, as well as working with new audiences. How may these be achieved, what are the criteria for success, how are aspirations turned into practical action, and how do you know when you have got there?

Further details…

Making and Using Traditional Mortars C1-Contractor Level 1

24 – 25 January 2017

Our most popular two day introductory course – this practical workshop will provide attendees with a strong understanding of lime technology.
The reasons for using traditional mortars on solid walls will also be explained, to allow you to better advise clients. The course will guide participants to be able to complete pointing work to traditional buildings to a high standard.
The content of this workshop provides the underpinning knowledge required for assessment and accreditation of SQA National Unit 1 – ‘Preparing and Using Basic Lime Mixes’.

Learning Outcomes:

•    Understanding traditional building technology.
•    Understanding the range of binders, sands and aggregates for traditional mortars.
•    Ability to undertake accurate mixing for repeatability and cost effective work.
•    Understanding the setting characteristics of lime mortars.

To book a place on this course or for further information, please visit our website, email or give us a call on 01383 872722.

The Art of Historic Building Maintenance

25 November 2016

Did you know that lack of attention to basic building maintenance now represents a significant threat to the city’s World Heritage site? According to figures released by Edinburgh World Heritage, up to 60% of the buildings in the historic city centre are judged to be in need of some form of repair, the majority being privately owned historic tenements with multiple owners and tenants. Typical issues include damaged roof slates in need of replacement, gutters blocked with leaves and other vegetation, poorly maintained or rotten window frames, damaged stonework, and corrosion to cast iron work all of which can add costs to fuel bills. These problems can also lead to a building no longer being wind and water tight, which can then further accelerate decline.
This two-hour special event, jointly hosted by Edinburgh World Heritage and SPAB Scotland, will help you get your historic property ready for winter and avoid leaking gutters, damp patches, and costly repairs. Meet the experts, see live demonstrations, and take away useful information and leaflets. You’ll also be able to find out whether you are eligible for an Edinburgh World Heritage Conservation Programme grant to help with the cost of any more substantial conservation work.

The Whole-house Approach in Practice

6 December 2016

This masterclass will explain the “Whole-House” approach to retrofit and demonstrate how it should be applied in practice to traditional buildings. This will range from the deep retrofit of individual buildings to wider schemes addressing whole portfolios of solid-walled buildings.

See all the information & details on the flyer below.