The Building Limes Forum’s purposes are to encourage expertise and understanding in the appropriate use of building limes and education in the standards of production, preparation, application and after-care and thereby:
The Forum aims to achieve these purposes by:
The principal activities employed to achieve the Forum’s purposes are:
Membership of the Building Limes Forum is open to all, no prior knowledge or experience in the use of lime in building is required. 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 indicates primarily an eagerness to learn and a willingness to share; it does not of itself confer automatic expert status.
The Building Limes Forum is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO). The Forum was founded in 1992 to promote the development of expertise and understanding in the use of lime in building. The Forum was given charitable status in 2002 and was incorporated in 2012. The Building Limes Forum is managed by a committee of up to fifteen members, who are elected from the membership.
Conveners of the Building Limes Forum have been:
Peter Burman (1992-2000)
James Simpson (2000-04)
Ian Brocklebank (2004-08)
Stafford Holmes (2008-11)
Jeremy Blake (2011-15)
Simon Swann (2016-17)
James Simpson (2018- )
The Annual General Meeting is held during the annual Conference. The BLF is registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator as Scottish Charitable Incorporate Organisation No SC033659.
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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.