The use of lime in traditional and historic buildings

26 September 2013

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM


The Royal York Hotel, York


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 buildings


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


0113 389 9870

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 Yorkshire:
Repair conservation and cleaning of historic masonry, 26 September, York


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