Kilmarnock THI- Rendering with Lime

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For those in the Kilmarnock and Ayrshire area. This course will enable you to apply a variety of lime render finishes to a wide range of backgrounds including matching to existing finishes.

Dates:

15 - 16 August 2012

Time:

09:30 - 16:30

Trainers:

SLCT Tutors

Venue:
The Craig Centre, Kilmarnock College, Kilmarnock KA2 0BP
Price:

FREE to those from the Kilmarnock area (spaces limited)

Rendering with Lime Course Photo

Please note this course is now FULLY BOOKED! Please contact us if you wish to be added on the waiting list.

This course is being delivered as part of the Kilmarnock THI (Townscape Heritage Initiative) Grant Programme and is aimed at those living and working in Kilmarnock and Ayrshire area. The course is subsidised through the programme and there is no charge to attend but booking is required as places are limited.

This course will enable you to apply a variety of lime render finishes to a wide range of backgrounds including matching to existing finishes. Both hand cast and mechanical applications will be covered and attendees will gain an understanding of a range of surface finishes that can be achieved. This course is relevant for both the reinstatement of traditional lime finishes and for new build applications.Course Suitability This practical course is aimed at building contractors and those undertaking repair works to traditional masonry structures. We are always happy to help learners choose the right course. Please contact us if you would like to discuss which course is suitable for you or your employees.

Course Suitability

This practical course is aimed at building contractors and those undertaking repair work to traditional masonry structures within the Kilmarnock and Ayrshire area. We are always happy to help learners choose the right course. Please contact us if you would like to discuss which course is suitable for you or your employees.

Learning Outcomes

  • Ability to evaluate substrates and create repair strategies;
  • Determine binder types and mix ratios;
  • Ability to sequence works for application of external lime finishes;
  • Ability to execute the application of external lime finishes successfully.

Course Outline

  • Determine background type, suction characteristics and appropriate preparation requirements;
  • Develop a strategy for application requirements taking into account the building details, location, exposure and environment;
  • Scheduling work - season of working, choosing appropriate access and application method, scaffolding and protection regime;
  • Determine application techniques by hand or mechanically, coat thickness, ensuring successful bonds between coats and ensuring flat work;
  • Explore different types of surface finishes including flattened, textured and lined out finishes;
  • Diagnosing defective work and taking remedial action.

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Scottish Lime Centre Trust is a charity registered in Scotland No: SCO22692

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