Lime Mortar Update OPW and BLFI
Mortar mixes for our Built Heritage, including Hot-mixed Lime mortar and earth mortars
Workshop hosted by OPW, Trim Depot Tuesday 31st January 2017
Note: there will be another similar Workshop in the OPW depot in Kilkenny on 8th of March 2017
The workshops will be of interest to those specifying or working with mortars for the repair of buildings. It will benefit the architect/ mason making the transition into working on heritage structures
Lime Slam 2017 - A date for your diary
You might want to save Tuesday 7th February in your diary for Lime Slam 2017 at No.63 Merrion Square, D2
Richmond Barracks, Dublin; Talks and Tour of recent lime works
Thursday 24th November, starting 4.00pm
Richmond Barracks is one of the 1916 commemoration projects that the government has invested in for this year’s special celebratory year.
Dublin City Council allocated €3.5 million towards the restoration. This included the Cupola being brought back to life on the Gymnasium building along with a significant amount of re pointing and masonry repair. The Richmond Barracks was officially opened in May of this year.
The barracks is one of the new tourist-attractions in the Dublin 8 area, joining Kilmainham Courthouse and the new Pearse Lyons Distillery.
Mulranny Stone Wall and Lime Festival
Tuesday, 10 May 2016 13:55
The second annual Mulranny Stone Wall Festival takes place from the 13th to 15th May 2016.
The festival includes an exciting programme of talks, demonstrations, workshops and entertainment.
Presented by Mayo County Council in association with The Heritage Council, Mulranny Environmental Group & the Building Limes Forum Ireland
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Stone wallers, owners/occupiers of old buildings, planning agents, architects, engineers, archaeologists, local authority staff, elected members, farmers and landowners, Rural Social Scheme (RSS) participants, FAS employees, community groups, Tidy Towns committees, those involved in protecting and promoting heritage within their local area and anybody interested in stone walls.
For more information https://mulrannystonewallfestival.ie/
BUILDING LIMES FORUM IRELAND
You are very welcome to the Building Limes Forum Ireland website. The Building Limes Forum Ireland, BLFI, brings together all those involved in the use of natural lime in the building industry from built heritage to sustainable new build. The BLFI provides information on all aspects of lime and its uses and offers a platform for discussion, sharing experiences and making friends and contacts.
Lime Works By Patrick McAfee is a new
publication on working with lime produced
by the Building Limes Forum of Ireland (BLFI)
Lime Works is an easy to read... technical
book for a wide range of people;previous
technical knowledge is not necessary. It is
comprehensively illustrated with examples
of lime use from Ireland, north and south.
Lime Works is aimed at the
- Building owner
- Practitioner (stonemason, bricklayer
- Specifier (architect and engineer).
MEMBERSHIP OF THE BUILDING LIMES FORUM OFFERS
- Access to an informal network of contacts who are prepared to share information and to discuss matters of general interest to members;
- An annual Journal, ‘Journal of the Building Limes Forum’, and regular newsletters;
- The opportunity to participate in conferences, courses, workshops, demonstrations and visits organised by the Forum;
- Access to the online forum, access to information, tutorials and publication
- West Dean College offers discounts of 10% on the course fees to BLFI members
- Scottish Lime Centre offers discounts of up to 20% on fees to BLFI members
Links to other Lime Forums around the world:
Scandinavia (Nordisk Forum for Bygningskalk)
Italy (Forum Italiano Calce)
Switzerland (Calcina: Fachverband für Kalk)
Iberia (el Fórum Ibérico de la Cal)
Mexico (el Foro de Construcción con Cal)
The Building Limes Forum has a chapter, not yet independent, in Australia