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, 5-7 September 2014

    The 2014 Conference and Gathering will be held from Friday 5 to Sunday 7 September. The event will be based in Bath, talks and visits will focus on Wells, 40 years on from the start of the lime-based conservation of the west front of Wells Cathedral. Booking is now open. More information...

  • Lime Burn, Switzerland, July and August 2014

    The Swiss Lime Forum will be firing up a large limestone kiln in S-charl in Graubünden, Switzerland. The kiln will be filled on 7-8 July, covered with clay on 24 July and fired on 25 July. More information (in German) ...