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.

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 and New Zealand.

Isle of Man Traditional Buildings Weekend.  This event, sponsored by Culture Vannin, originally scheduled for the end of April, has been postponed.  It is hoped that the event will take place 22-24 April 2021, so reserve this slot in your diaries.

BLF Gathering, Exeter.  The BLF has, with regret, taken the decision to postpone the Gathering from 4-6 September 2020 to 27-29 August 2021.  The Gathering planned for Belfast for 2021 will now be held in 2022.

Latest News and Blogs

Lime and Traditional Building: It is now fairly well known that cement is not good for old buildings and that lime mortar should be used. Why? What are the advantages and what are the disadvantages? James Simpson OBE Hon.DSc FRIAS, Chairman of the Building Limes Forum, discusses…

 

Next Conference

Looking Back, Looking Forward: learning from the past to inform the future. The Exeter Gathering, originally scheduled for 4-6 September 2020 has been postponed to 27-29 August 2021.

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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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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