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27.09.05
New Courses In Traditional Lime And Timber Skills

Responding to the massive traditional skills shortage, Cornwall Sustainable Building Trust, (CSBT) is offering two lime courses in October 2005. There will be a half day, afternoon course on Thursday 13th October 2005 entitled 'Understanding the Properties of Lime', taking a technical look at issues such as Health & Safety and the life cycle of lime.

On Thursday 27th October 2005 CSBT are running a day course 'Practical Applications of Lime'. This course is a comprehensive overview of lime and its applications and allows for some hands on experience using various lime mixes.

There will also be a new five day Green Timber Framing course starting at the end of October. This is a practical programme that gives students the chance to develop their skills working with wood, building a pitched roofed timber frame structure.

These courses are designed to be flexible and cater for semi skilled workers as well as people who have personal building projects and want to learn more about the use and application of traditional materials and methods.

For further information please contact Gina Harvey on 01726 68654 or email: gina@cbst.org.uk.

The Objective One Programme for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has invested in STAKES (Skills Training Across Key Emerging Sectors) programme through the European Social Fund (ESF). CSBT is part of the STAKES project.

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Editor's notes:

CSBT is a registered charity whose aim is to achieve a state where all parties are building towards the common aim of sustainability. The Trust has European Social Funding (ESF) from Cornwall's Objective One Partnership and the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) via a project called STAKES (Skills Training Across Key Emerging Sectors) to deliver Traditional and Sustainable skills training.

CSBT has also been successful in gaining further funding from Defra's Environmental Action Fund for a project called Building Sustainably in Cornwall (BSC), this has matched funding from ESF via the LSC. The BSC Project is aimed at capturing locally distinctive building characteristics and stimulating local supply chains.

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Clare Morgan
Media Relations Manager
Objective One Partnership Office
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Pydar Street
Truro TR1 2UD
Mobile: 07973 813647
Telephone: 01872 223439

cmorgan@cornwall.gov.uk