Welcome to the Building Limes Forum

The Building Limes Forum exists to encourage expertise and understanding in the appropriate use of building limes and education in the standards of production, preparation, application and after-care. The Building Limes Forum is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation with over 350 members in the UK and overseas, the majority being actively concerned with the repair of historic buildings or in the use of lime in new build.

There are independent Building Limes Forums in Ireland (Building Limes Forum Ireland), Scandinavia (Nordisk Forum for Bygningskalk), Italy (Forum Italiano Calce) and Switzerland. The Building Limes Forum has a chapter, not yet independent, in Australia.

Latest News

  • BLF Annual Conference & Gathering

    The 2015 Conference and Gathering will be held from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 September. The conference will be based in Clare College, Cambridge and the theme will be Lime in East Anglia. More information...

  • Hot-Lime Mortars, York, 14-15 May 2015 - FULLY BOOKED

    A one-day forum on hot-limes followed by a hands-on training day on the use of hot lime mixes.  Event held in conjunction English Heritage. More information...

  • Lime, Soil & Stabilisation, 27th April - 1st May 2015

    A new course for building with local materials for all weather and flood conditions. Tutors are Stafford Holmes and Bee Rowan using experience gained in Pakistan. Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth, PowysMore information...

  • Hot-Lime Mortars, Dartmoor, Tuesday 2 June

    A hot-limes training day on the use of hot lime mixes held at the Dartmoor National Park Centre at Parke.  Event held in conjunction English Heritage. More information...

  • Lime Masonry Day, Thursday 9 July, Hitchin

    A one-day course on repointing techniques held at the Lutyens-designed Princess Helena College near Hitchin. More information...