In the year under review, The Building Limes Forum continued to promote the use of lime in building through publications, the website and social media. The Building Limes Forum is certainly becoming a worldwide phenomenon. Its activities not only benefit the repair, construction, reuse and repurposing of buildings for a longer service life, but also contribute to the current climate debate.
The 2022 Conference and Gathering was held in Belfast, admirably coordinated by our sister organisation, the Building Limes Forum Ireland. After no in-person gathering in 2020 and a hybrid gathering in 2021, a full gathering was most welcome with superb erudite discussions between delegates again being held in person.
The new Building Limes Forum manager, Tyler Lott Johnston, appointed in April 2022, was introduced to delegates at Belfast. Tyler has stepped into the shoes vacated by the longstanding administrator Rosemary Mann. Tyler, from the USA but now living in Scotland, is an experienced architectural conservator with first-hand experience conserving both listed and non-listed structures. Tyler has worked for 20 years in various leadership roles in the charitable sector, including managing committees and organising events. A smooth handover was achieved by Rosemary and Tyler working together in Edinburgh.
Meetings of the various committees continued to be held online, allowing committee members from outside the UK to attend without time- and carbon-consuming travel.
Plans for 2023 and Beyond
Great strides have been made in the heritage sector, and it is now apparent that the ‘lime message’ is beginning to be absorbed and adopted by the public. It is hoped that the various lime forums, working together, can convince the construction industry of the benefits of using lime.
the Building Limes Forum can draw on a wide range of expertise and experience to get the lime message across.
Read the BLF Annual Report and Financial Statements 2022