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… In order to begin to answer these questions, it is necessary to […]Read more
The 2019 Gathering of the Building Limes Forum was held in Stirling, with 190 delegates from many backgrounds and countries sharing their knowledge, ideas and perspectives of all things lime. The Gathering was generously supported by Historic Environment Scotland, who provided The Engine Shed for plenary sessions, use of the Great Hall of Stirling Castle […]Read more
Masons and conservators across the UK and beyond are rediscovering traditional mortars through research, use and experience. They are moving away from the default specification of Natural Hydraulic Limes for conservation works and are determined to practice like-for-like repair. Conservation industry professionals including masons, conservators, architects, surveyors and engineers, assembled in York in June for […]Read more
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.