One-day lime slam in Lancaster – 1 July
The Building Limes Forum is holding a ‘lime slam’ in Lancaster on Saturday 1 July covering the use of lime rendering and harling to protect the fabric of buildings.
The event is taking place at the Meeting House of the Quakers in Meeting House Lane, Lancaster LA1 1TX, where UK Restoration Services are currently carrying out works to the building that include removing the cement render and replacing it with lime harling. The company is also carrying out some structural works.
Phil Braithwaite, Director of UK Restoration Services, and company operatives will give attendees an overview of the works and information on the mortar being used. There will be live demonstrations on the mixing and application of the mortars and an opportunity for attendees to have a go themselves.
After lunch, which is provided, there will be presentations by the people involved in the Lancaster Meeting House building project, including Phil Braithwaite, David Wiggins of conservation engineers Clach Conservation, and an architect from Buttress Architecture.
If anyone else attending would like to give a presentation, or if anyone would like to help cover the costs of the event by sponsoring it, they are invited to get in touch with [email protected].
The Lime Slam starts at 9am and goes on until 4pm. Tickets cost £38.62 (some bursary places are also available). Book online by clicking here.
Please note: PPE will be required for the site tour and practical demonstrations and those attending are encouraged to bring their own hard hats, hi-vis vests and suitable protective footwear as PPE available on the day will be limited. Wear suitable clothing because you might get dirty during the practical demonstrations.