Building Limes News

Lime and Climate Change (The Story So Far) by Cliff Blundell

The ‘Historic Sector’ of the construction industry has always been a Cinderella. Being lumped in under the title ‘construction industry’ hasn’t helped. Conservation of historic buildings has never been about ‘construction’; the building of a structure from scratch. It has always been about repair and maintenance of an already existing building, and thus its conservation […]

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Top tips for getting it right on site!

Sands and aggregates for lime mortars. Roz Artis, BLF Treasurer and Director of the Scottish Lime Centre Trust, provides tips for working on site once the perfect sand for a project has been identified.    Buy all the sand you are going need for your job in one go, keep it in the same condition […]

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Twelve Days of Lime Christmas

Twelve Days of Lime Christmas By Roz Artis, BLF Treasurer and Director, Scottish Lime Centre Trust On the first day of Christmas my true love (limey) gave to me a tub of putty in a lime tree On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me two tonnes of sand On the […]

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Climate change – should lime mortar fill in the gap?

Climate change – should lime mortar fill in the gap? Ashley Pettit, Isle of Man architect and committee member of the Building Limes Forum poses the question. On September 1st, 2020, it was announced that forty of the world’s leading cement and concrete companies had unveiled a joint industry ‘2050 Climate Ambition.’ The ambition statement […]

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National Maintenance Week, caring for old buildings

The SPAB’s annual National Maintenance Week campaign (20-27 November) reminds anyone who looks after a building – regardless of its age, type or purpose – of the simple, achievable steps they can take to prepare for the worst that winter can bring. However, when it comes to caring for old buildings it is beneficial to […]

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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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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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