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
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 […]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
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, […]Read more
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 […]Read more
The National Trust’s Corfe Castle is hosting a Lime Slam on behalf of The Building Limes Forum on Saturday 9 March 2019. This special heritage workshop, which welcomes members of the public, aims to explain the importance of using lime for the conservation of historic buildings and will reveal some of the original mortars used […]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.