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Newsletter February 2017


Welcome to the first Building Limes Forum Ireland Newsletter of 2017. It‘s been almost a year since the last issue so we have endeavoured to include as many topics as possible to demonstrate what‘s been keeping you all busy; we also include information on upcoming events that may be of interest and reviews of events you may have missed. As usual thanks to those who have contributed articles, all of which serve to demonstrate the great variety of lime work ongoing throughout the country, from the renovation of a farm building with earth and lime mortar in Tipperary, to the south inner city of Dublin where an important early 18th century house has had its neglected brick façade carefully repaired. See how the BLFI Bursary helped another SPAB Scholar, read an update from EBUKI and SPAB Ireland, two organisations  ̳on the move‘ and plenty more. Hopefully you‘ll be inspired and ready to face the year ahead with a renewed enthusiasm for all things lime!

Oiseen Kelly - Editor

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6pm Thursday 11th May

Irish Architectural Archive,
No.45 Merrion Square East, Dublin 4
All Welcome (suggested donation €10 to BLFI)

7.15pm talk by Fernando Vegas y Camilla Mileto

Escuela Técnica de Arquitectura, Univesidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain

“Lime, Earth and Gypsum in Spain: Traditional Uses and Conservation”

Followed by a wine reception.

BLF Conference 2017 Trondheim, Norway

Thursday 7th - Sunday 11th September 2017

Dear BLF Member,
Booking is now open for the 2017 conference being held at Nidaros Cathedral Workshop, Trondheim, Norway
The theme of the conference is Rediscovering Traditional Mortars and will include lectures (in English), visits to the Cathedral and the workshops, and there will be a firing of the workshop lime kiln to create quicklime for the hot-mixed lime mortars used in the cathedral restoration. 

The conference programme is on the
Nidaros Cathedral Workshop website

Read more: BLF Conference 2017 Trondheim, Norway


Lime Mortar Update OPW and BLFI

Mortar mixes for our Built Heritage, including Hot-mixed Lime mortar and earth mortars

Workshop hosted by OPW Depot Kilkenny

This Event is Now Fully Booked

Note Similar workshops will be run in Autumn 2017 in Killarney and Atheny

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

Read more: Lime Mortar Update OPW and BLFI


Lime Slam 2017

Tuesday 7th February at No.63 Merrion Square, D2

Including: Shane Nolan speaking on; McKee Barracks, terracotta repairs at roof level,  Henry Thompson on; Extensive repairs of a 19th century castellated house in Tipperary. Tom Pollard on; Working at Guédelon, France...and much more!

Calling on members to confirm their attendance and also volunteer to present as still space left in programme.

Download Program here


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