The Many Benefits of using Lime in Retrofit Projects: theory, practice and case studies - Online

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*Date change from original July date - now 17th September 2020*

Lime has been used for centuries in buildings in a multitude of applications (mortars, renders, lime wash etc). Lime products are less harmful to the environment and are a sustainable alternative to cement based building products - cement production is responsible for between 8-10% of global carbon emissions.

Lime allows buildings to breathe, effectively manages moisture in buildings, is easy to use and is very durable as many historic buildings with lime materials can demonstrate.

This theory-and-practice training session will give delegates a good grounding in all lime products, how and where to apply them plus a pre-recorded demonstration with live Q&A by an experienced stone mason.


  • 08.45: Registration
  • 09.00: The range of lime products available - quicklime, lime putty, hydraulic lime, hydrated lime, lime mortars, renders and plasters - and where to use them in buildings, Simon Ayres, director of Lime Green
  • 10.00: A pre-recorded practical demonstration of applying lime products & Case Studies using lime in practice, Geraint Edwards, stone mason, Edwards Masonry. Geraint and Simon will be in conversation throughout the demo, describing what is happening in the video and will be able to answer questions throughout.
  • 11.15: Using lime and wood fibre board in EWI & IWI situations - an ideal combination, Andy Mitchell, sponsored by Unity Lime Products Ltd
  • 12.00: Close

About the trainers

Geraint Edwards is a highly experienced stone mason and bricklayer with his own lime building company, Edwards Masonry. Geraint frequently works with with lime building materials and will be demonstrating his skills with a live practical session in this training. He studied Masters in The Conservation of Historic Buildings (2015) and attained a BaHons. in English Literature (1999).

Andy Mitchell’s work and training include; engineering, product and building design, alongside many years of experience developing and leading businesses based within these disciplines. Over the past decade Andy was one of the key people to pioneer the use of sustainable materials in the mainstream construction industry through his leadership of Natural Building Technologies and within Pavatex and the Soprema Group.


Book 3 places at this event and get the 3rd place free. This offer may not be used in conjunction with other offers.

September 17th, 2020 9:00 AM through 12:00 PM
Online Training
United Kingdom
Event Fee(s)
Members £ 37.50
Non-Members £ 52.50