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Mortars, Plasters and Renders: Application

Selected dates from Tuesday 15 January 2019 to Tuesday 12 February 2019

Forth Valley College

Enthusiast, Professional

Most technical

Event Description

This course will explore the use of limes and other cementing binders in plasters, renders, harling and lime wash, as well as building mortars, in traditional Scottish buildings. 

Students will get a historic overview of the development and use of plasters and renders in a wide range of traditional Scottish structures including the innovations in production and application that developed during the 19th and 20th centuries.

The specification process is a key part of this course, and students will learn how to asses all relevant aspects of a site, including exposure levels, substrate condition, and type. 

Students will get expert guidance on the practical application and conservation of plasters, renders and traditional harling, from substrate preparation (vegetation removal, cleaning, cutting back stone etc) to the aftercare of cured materials. 

Short courses can be taken independently, or as part of our Advanced Professional Diploma in Technical Building Conservation.

This course will take place on:

  • Tuesday 15 January: 10am - 4pm

  • Tuesday 22 January: 10am - 4pm

  • Tuesday 29 January: 10am - 4pm

  • Tuesday 5 February: 10am - 4pm

  • Tuesday 12 February: 10am - 4pm

View 3 available dates until Tue 12 Feb 2019

Dates & Times

Tue 29 Jan 2019
10am - 4pm


  • £420.00

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