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An introduction to building limes and their use in both historic conservation and new buildings

Wolfson College, Oxford | Tuesday 19 November 2019 | 2:00pm – 4:30pm

The seminar will offer an introduction to building limes, their history, production, and use in both historic conservation and new buildings. Delegates will be introduced to new research concerning the production of “feebly hydraulic” limes, using locally-sourced stone for an ongoing conservation project in Kent.

The seminar will deal with the following issues:

  • What is lime, and what do we mean by “pure”, “hydraulic”, “pozzolan” etc.
  • How is lime used in building work?
  • How do different kinds of lime work in different contexts?
  • What is the significance of the ongoing research programme into feebly hydraulic limes?

The seminar will aim to achieve the following objectives:

  • To achieve a basic understanding of the chemistry, production and use of building limes;
  • To learn how to specify materials and workmanship in relation to their use on site;
  • To appreciate the limitations of limes;
  • To introduce ongoing research, into “feebly hydraulic” limes, and more generally into the prospecting, use and processing of very local materials;
  • To provide sources of further advice and guidance.

Speaker: Hugh Conway Morris RIBA AABC, Director, Manifest Design Workshop Ltd

Hugh is currently a director of Manifest, having founded the practice 5 years ago as a multi-disciplinary architects’ office and woodworking shop. Hugh worked in the living traditions of carpentry in Transylvania and Hungary, before returning to the UK to undertake conservation experience in Bath and Oxford, working on such notable buildings as Winchester Cathedral and Blenheim Palace. Hugh completed the prestigious SPAB Lethaby Scholarship in 2009 and has continued to work with the SPAB ever since, most recently on their joint research project into local limestones.

Core Curriculum topics: 9. Building Conservation & Heritage

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