Building Limes Forum: 2021 Hybrid Conference

Building Limes Forum (BLF) online conference now open for bookings.

BLF members, lime enthusiasts, conservation professionals and practitioners from around the world are invited to book this year’s Building Limes Forum conference. The online conference will be streaming live from Exeter Cathedral on Saturday 6th November 2021.

The theme for this year’s annual conference is ‘Looking Back, Looking Forward: learning from the past to inform the future.’ Confirmed speakers include:

·  Nick Durnan on the conservation of Exeter Cathedral’s west front

·  Berenice Humphreys of Cliveden Conservation on Wells Cathedral’s west front

·  Tobias Carleton-Prangnell of Black Pheasant Consultancy on earthen mortars

·  Edd Walker on manufacturing standards and the test standards of modern limes

·   Arthur Needham of Vitruvius Conservation on mortar trials at Lancing College Chapel

·  Jo Cox of Keystone Historic Buildings Consultants on research into church tower finishes in Devon

icket Prices: (Please note: If you are booking a place at one of our hubs you will need two tickets (hub ticket and venue ticket)

·  Online only £30 (£50 non-members).

·  Hub £50 (£70 non-members) includes tours & lunch.

·  Hub £80 (£100 non-members) includes tours, lunch & evening meal.

Membership discount is open to members of the following organisations - IHBC, SPAB, ICON, Heritage Trust Network, Federation of Master Builders, Stone Federation, the Worshipful Company of Masons, any building apprentice and any student registered on course related to traditional skills, materials, design and/or heritage. 

This exciting one-day event features a mix of pre-recorded and live content which will be aired from Exeter Cathedral, famed for its Gothic architecture. The afternoon will end with the Baker Memorial Lecture, this year given by James Simpson, OBE HonDSc FRIAS, co-founder of the BLF and twice Chairman.

To retain the social aspect of previous events, the BLF is hosting regional events across Great Britain to enable participants to join others to share lecture sessions, network and socialise, including off-line activities in the morning and evening. The regional hubs are listed on the BLF website.