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

  • 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) ...

  • Nordic Limes Forum Annual Meeting, 9-10 October 2014

    The Annual Meeting of the Nordisk Forum for Bygningskalk will be held in Helsingør (Elsinore), Denmark, Thursday 9 to Friday 10 October 2014. Visit the NFB website for more information...

  • Lime Plaster Demonstration, 24 October 2014

    The Cornish Lime Company is holding another one-day event on how to do, and use traditional lime plaster, from plan plastering to running a cornice, led by master plasterer Jeff Orton. More information...