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

  • BLF Annual Conference & Gathering

    The 2015 Conference and Gathering will be held from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 September. The conference will be based in Clare College, Cambridge and the theme will be Lime in East Anglia. More information...

  • Hot Limes, Canterbury, Wednesday 14 October 2015

    A hot-limes training day on the use of hot lime mixes held at Canterbury Cathedral.  Event held in conjunction Historic England.  More information...

  • Hot Limes, Abernant, 19 October 2015

    A hot-limes training day on the use of hot lime mixes held at Coe Stone Ltd, Abernant, Carmarthenshire. Book direct with Coe Stone.

  • Lime Day, Longstanton, Thursday 17 September 2015

    A practical lime day at Longstanton, near Cambridge aimed at practitioners and featuring pargetting and lath-, rubble- and flint-work. More information...

  • Scottish Lime Centre Trust Free Seminars

    Two free seminars sponsored by Historic Scotland: Mortar Analysis Explained, 10 September 2015 (morning), and Specifying Mortars for Repair, Restoration and New Build,10 September 2015 (afternoon).