Conservation of old brickwork-Tonbridge

24 September 2013

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM


The River Centre, Medway Wharf Road, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1RE


Lime seems such a basic building material yet is surrounded by many myths and opinions as to its correct use and specification.

The seminar will look at the many aspects and uses of lime in building work, especially to old and historic buildings. It will cover repair; conservation; renewal and new work and include the following:

  • History and background to use of lime in buildings;
  • Composition and manufacture of lime;
  • How to specify and detail;
  • Matching existing lime work and mortars;
  • What to look for in good or bad work – how to identify problems;
  • Case studies.

Delegates are invited to bring along their questions or problems involving lime.

Speaker: Bob Bennett MBE Historic Buildings Consultant and Lime Specialist

RIBA Core Curriculum topic: Context: understanding historic buildingsEnter a description for this event


RIBA/ CIAT Members - £55 + VAT 
Others - £80 + VAT
RIBA Student Member - £15 + VAT


Adam Turner
0118 9874900

Other events in the series:

Please click on the following link for more information on the Conservation- traditional building materials programme of CPD.

Other events in the series in Tonbridge:
Heritage Ironwork, 14 May, 2-4:30pm
The use of lime in traditional and historic buildings, 13 November 2013, 2-4:30pm


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