Building Limes News

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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Building Limes conference to be held at The Engine Shed, Stirling

The Building Limes Forum 2019 Conference and Gathering, supported by Historic Environment Scotland, takes place at The Engine Shed, Stirling, Friday 20 – Sunday 22 September. The theme for this year’s annual conference is Lime Finishes and Lime in Extreme Climates with papers on these topics interspersed with contributions from members. Tim Meek, an award-winning […]

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Review of Traditional Mortars Symposium, York, June 2019

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 […]

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Symposium to give latest insight into traditional mortars

The Building Limes Forum ‘Traditional Mortars Symposium’ supported by Historic England and Historic Environment Scotland, is taking place in St Anthony’s Hall, York on 10 and 11 June and York Minster Stoneyard on 12 June 2019. The Traditional Mortars Symposium aims to bring together current thinking and knowledge about traditional mortars, presenting recent research outcomes, […]

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Putting lime in the limelight at Poltimore House

Building practitioners, conservation professionals and members of the public who are interested in, or are a part of, the restoration of the 18th century Poltimore House, Devon, are gathering for the Building Limes Forum ‘Lime Slam’ event on Saturday 13th April 2019. The Building Limes Forum (registered charity) aims to bring together people who are […]

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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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