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), Switzerland (Calcina: Fachverband für Kalk), Iberia (el Fórum Ibérico de la Cal) and Mexico (el Foro de Construcción con Cal). The Building Limes Forum has a chapter, not yet independent, in Australia.

Useful Information

  • Hot Mixed Lime Mortars,Coventry Cathedral, 20 October 2016

    A one-day hot-limes seminar and workshop, sponsored by Historic England, will be held at Coventry Cathedral. Bursaries are available. More information...

  • BLF Annual Conference & Gathering

    The 2016 Conference and Gathering was held from Friday 2 to Sunday 4 September in Liverpool. The theme for the conference was Lime and Aggregates and there was an emphasis on hands-on demonstrations and activities. More information...