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 400 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.  The Forum encourages debate amongst its members, not on the public pages of its website but through its journal, its newsletter, social media and by putting members in touch with each other so they can exchange views between themselves.

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 chapters, not yet independent, in Australia, New Zealand and South Asia.

BLF Gatherings.  The 2021 Gathering was held online in November, with presentations being streamed to locals hubs where members could socialise. The 2022 Gathering will be held in Belfast in September.

Latest News and Blogs

New Member Spotlight: Luke Dickens tells us more about how he is working to increase the knowledge about traditional mortars within the building industry in order to promote sustainable and compatible masonry repair materials.

Next Conference

The 2022 Conference and Gathering is being held in Queen’s University, Belfast, 2- 4 September 2022, and is organised by the Building Limes Forum Ireland.

Useful Information

Members of the Building Limes Forum form a community of lime enthusiasts and practitioners, most of whom are producers, suppliers, specifiers or users of lime. Membership provides access to this wide body of accumulated experience and expertise and an opportunity to share your own knowledge.  Membership is open to all.

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Become a member

Members of the Building Limes Forum form a community of lime enthusiasts and practitioners, most of whom are producers, suppliers, specifiers or users of lime.

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Building Limes Forum
Riddle’s Court
322 Lawnmarket
Edinburgh, EH1 2PG, UK

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