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Save the Date: 6-8 September: 2024 BLF Conference and Gathering

The 2024 Building Limes Forum is pleased to announce that the 2024 BLF Conference and Gathering will be held the 6-8th of September 2024 at the University of Brighton Falmer Campus. University accommodation will be available and bookings will be released in the May newsletter. This year’s conference will focus on the following themes: lime […]

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In memory of Rory Young

Words by James Simpson, Past chairman of the BLF Many of us knew Rory Young well as a regular and popular figure at our annual Gatherings. What some of us will not know is that Rory was diagnosed with cancer more than a year ago. He shocked his doctors by telling them that he did […]

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Belfast 2022 Conference and Gathering

Building Limes Forum Ireland (BLFI) hosted the BLF Annual Conference at Queen’s University, Belfast on the 2nd – 4th of September 2022. The conference featured many industry and keynote speakers including…   Dr Joanne Curran ‘Monitoring Moisture in Solid Walls to inform Specification Decisions’ Chris Pennock – ‘Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim Norway’ Benjamin Mouton – ‘Notre […]

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Celebrating 30 years of the Building Limes Forum

Special 30th anniversary message from James Simpson, past chairman of the BLF It’s now 30 years since the formation of the BLF – an occasion I remember well. We have achieved a huge amount in that time, but there is much, much more still to do. We now have a dozen BLF chapters and independent […]

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Save the date: Building Limes Online Conference 6th November 2021

The Building Limes Forum (BLF) is pleased to announce its very first online conference which will be streaming live from Exeter Cathedral on Saturday 6th November 2021. BLF members and lime enthusiasts from across the world can book their place at this year’s Building Limes Online Conference. This exciting one-day event features a mix of […]

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New Member Spotlight

Chair of the Earth Building Association of New Zealand (EBANZ) Pat Mawson is an earth and strawbale builder and plasterer based in Hawkes Bay. He tells us more about his journey as a natural builder and why he has joined the BLF. How did you hear about the Building Limes Forum and what attracted you […]

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Recycle Week – reasons to use lime mortar

The 21st – 27th September 2020 is ‘Recycle Week’ which is a celebration of recycling. This year, the theme thanks the nation for continuing to recycle despite the challenges that COVID-19 has presented, under the banner ‘Together – We Recycle’. Using lime mortars in new building projects as a replacement for cement mortars could make […]

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New Member Spotlight

This month we are delighted to be welcoming new member John Egerton to The Building Limes Forum. We asked John a few questions about his interest in building limes and to find out more about his exciting renovation project. How did you hear about the Building Limes Forum? I recently purchased a 17th century Grade […]

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BLF Gathering, Exeter

With the news that the Olympics and many other summer events have been postponed or cancelled, the BLF has, with regret, taken the decision to postpone the Gathering. Even if restrictions on travel and gatherings are lifted over the summer, many members will need to catch up with work and would not be able to […]

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Isle of Man 2020

Traditional Buildings Weekend Isle of Man POSTPONED This three-day CPD event originally scheduled for the end of April, has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The new date will be 22-24 April 2021, so reserve this slot in your diaries. Our thanks go to Ashley Pettit for setting up the event, sponsored by Culture […]

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2024 Conference and Gathering

The next BLF Conference and Gathering will be held in Brighton, 6-8 September.  Booking will open in May, but hold the dates!

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