Lime Slam

A Lime Slam has been arranged for Saturday 13th April at Poltimore House, Devon, hosted by the Poltimore House Trust. This is an ideal venue to have presentations and discussions in a building with five hundred years of history being looked after by an enthusiastic team of volunteers and professionals.

The aim of the event is to bring together all those involved or interested in building heritage and traditional building materials and techniques. It will be a great opportunity to meet and discuss related topics with other professionals from the south west, to make contacts and share information.

The programme for the day is:
Morning: talks on the history of Poltimore House, a project overview by Simpson & Brown Architects, and the plasterwork by Geoffrey Preston.
Afternoon: demonstration by Nigel Copsey on slaking quicklime for mortars, tour of the house, Q&A and discussion.

The cost of the slam will be £25 (£20 for BLF members), including morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and a donation to the work of the Poltimore House Trust.

For a detailed programme and information on how to book, please contact the BLF Administrator.


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