Yesterday Western Design Architects ventured out to the Dorset Centre for Rural Skills to learn about Cob Maintenance. The day started off with a talk about cob, its history and how it is used and repaired. After a spot of lunch the learning continued outside with practical activities allowing us to get involved in making cob and forming cob bricks and blocks from it. The day finished with a talk on lime mortar and a demonstration on how to make lime render. Big thank you to DCRS for a very enjoyable and informative day. We have all come away having learnt something new about cob, even those of us who thought we knew it all.