Building Limes News

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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The Journal of the Building Limes Forum

Exciting news, The Journal of the Building Limes Forum has landed on members doormats. Alison Henry, committee member of the Building Limes Forum, talks about her experience as editor of The Journal and why this publication is a timeless repository of research, knowledge and case studies for anyone interested in lime. My copy of The […]

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Lime and Traditional Building

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 […]

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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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Review of Stirling 2019 Conference & Gathering

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 […]

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Next Conference

Looking Back, Looking Forward: learning from the past to inform the future. The Exeter Gathering, originally scheduled for 4-6 September 2020 has been postponed to 27-29 August 2021.

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