Stone Federation Partners with Cliveden Conservation to deliver a Lime Training Day at Reading Abbey Ruins
Last month we partnered with the Stone Federation and Reading Council to deliver a unique lime mortar training course. This one-day course gave attendees the chance to learn more about using lime mortar on historic buildings, with the chance to hone their skills on the historic Reading Abbey ruins.
The course content included:
- An introduction to using lime mortar on historic buildings
- Walk down through the Reading Abbey Ruins to The Reredorter
- H&S toolbox talk
- Mixing demonstration of different binders
- Practical sessions on the application of mortar and techniques for pointing, consolidation and tending.
Stone Federation Chief Executive, Jane Buxey said,
“Training and the promotion of best practice is at the top of the Federation’s agenda. The opportunity to give those in the heritage stone sector the opportunity to hone their skills with the experts from Stone Federation member, Cliveden Conservation has been fantastic.”
Our Managing Director Lewis Proudfoot attended the training day:
“Our first lime training day was a great success, with Stone Federation members from around the country coming to learn about the practical implications of using lime mortar on historic buildings. It was wonderful to see companies showing their commitment to the continued professional development of their employees, especially in an area that is so critical for the sustainable success of our nation’s heritage. Cliveden Conservation looks forward to hosting more training sessions around the country to further develop traditional skills.”