Welcome to the Building Limes Forum

The Building Limes Forum exists to encourage expertise and understanding in the appropriate use of building limes and education in the standards of production, preparation, application and after-care. The Building Limes Forum is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation with over 350 members in the UK and overseas, the majority being actively concerned with the repair of historic buildings or in the use of lime in new build.

There are independent Building Limes Forums in Ireland (Building Limes Forum Ireland), Scandinavia (Nordisk Forum for Bygningskalk), Italy (Forum Italiano Calce), Switzerland (Calcina: Fachverband für Kalk), Iberia (el Fórum Ibérico de la Cal) and Mexico (el Foro de Construcción con Cal). The Building Limes Forum has a chapter, not yet independent, in Australia.

Useful Information

  • Hot Mixed Lime Mortars, Weald & Downland Museum, 14 March 2017

    A one-day hot-limes seminar and workshop, sponsored by Historic England, will be held at Weald & Downland Living Museum, West Sussex. Bursaries are available. More information...

  • BLF Annual Conference & Gathering

    The 2017 Conference and Gathering will be held from Thursday 7 to Sunday 10 September in Trondheim, Norway by the kind invitation of Nidaros Cathedral Workshops. Booking will open in the spring. More information...

  • Historic England PhD Studentship

    Historic England PhD Studentship: Materials Development for the Restoration and Conservation of Historic Buildings. More information...

  • Vacancies at West Dean College

    West Dean College, by Chichester, West Sussex, has vacancies for a Subject Leader in Historic Building Conservation and Repair and Science Liaison Conservator. Click links for more information