Training Centre at Ty-Mawr, Contractor: John Watkins, Hay-On-Wye

Location: Brecon Beacons National Park
Lime Material: Singleton Birch NHL 3.5
Lime Material Supplier: Calch Ty-Mawr
Architect: Tim Ratcliffe, Oswestry
Client: Nigel & Joyce Gervis, Ty-Mawr

The Newly restored training centre is based in a beautiful complex of Grade 2* listed buildings, formerly a farmstead in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park in Mid Wales. The site is still the family home of the founders of Ty-Mawr, Nigel and Joyce Gervis, and is an on-going restoration project.

The training centre was the original granary which has been sympathetically converted. The front elevation had to be taken down and was completely rebuilt using NHL3.5 lime mortat. The exterior has had several coats of lime wash. Internal walls have been rendered using a hemp/lime render which was then finished with a Glaster plaster finish coat.

Last year, over 600 architects, specifiers, builders, plasterers, painters, interior designers, homeowners, planners and conservation officers attended courses or RIBA-accredited CPD seminars at Ty-Mawr, the newly completed training centre provides an ideal backdrop for courses and open days.