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Over the 3 days we will immerse ourselves in the wonderful world of lime plasters. The workshop has a strong hands-on focus with just enough theory to give you a solid foundation. We will be working on both sample boards and a real building.

  • Theory of Lime Plaster Technology

  • Materials and Mixes

  • Tools and Equipment

  • Plaster Prep and Substrates

  • Lime Plaster Base and Top Coat

  • Compatible Surface Finishes

  • Tadelakt (polished lime plaster) for wet areas

  • Decorative techniques (Sgraffito and Al fresco painting)

  • Tips on maintenance

  • We teach to the NZ Earth Building Standards (please note that because of copyright we cannot reproduce any part of these - we recommend you buy a copy if you intend to design yourself)

Hi! We are Verena and Scott...

With over 200+ completed projects since 2002 and many years of teaching experience in NZ and abroad, Solid Earth Ltd is one of the most experienced natural building companies and the longest standing Adobe Brick manufacturer in Aotearoa NZ.

Our focus is on creating beautiful, healthy living spaces that have minimal environmental footprint. We take pride in our state-of-the-art workmanship, extensive research and innovation in the field, as well as our contribution towards the NZ Earth Building Standards.


3-day workshop

Days run 9am to 5pm with an hour lunch break (lunch provided)

onsite camping

You can pitch a tent for $15pn and use facilities on site

certificate of attendance

A certificate of attendance for your skills maintenance records (LBP)

Please get in touch if you have questions

For registration with credit card payment, please use the online form above. We operate on a first in first served basis and will cap this workshop at 10 participants.

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