The Scottish Lime Centre Trust has been providing advice on the use of lime based materials for the conservation of traditional buildings since 1994. Our team can provide a wide range of consultancy services to the building conservation industry.

Inspection & Investigation of Historic Buildings

From basic visual surveys, through to specialist non-destructive investigation techniques, SLCT benefits from a multidisciplinary team which can draw upon additional specialised expertise when required, to ensure maximum benefit is achieved from any project.

Identification & Analysis of Historic Surface Finishes

We can build up a picture of what the building would have looked like both internally and externally including original paint, limewash or distemper finishes and indeed colours.

Recommendations for Conservation Work

Specialist advice and recommendations for all, from lead professionals to homeowners

Preparation of Job Specifications

Preparation of specifications for conservation works for a huge range of buildings and structures, from cottages to castles, bridges to doocots, and ruins to mills (not an exhaustive list!)

Project Management

SLCT can manage works which include the use of lime for inexperienced clients.


SLCT Surveyors in conjunction with associated consultants can undertake building fabric investigations utilising a wide range of specialist techniques.

Active Site Advice

Independent verification of the quality of work produced on site.

New Build

We don't just provide information on historic buildings, we can also advise on the correct use of materials in new construction.

Building Materials Analysis

Our building materials analysis service is often used to complement our advisory services.

Take a look at our project locations (below) and you'll see how broad our remit is from our home turf to the USA and Australia.

We have worked on well over 2,000 projects (the map is currently in development).

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