The purpose behind traditional decorative Architectural detailing. The historic building fabric was designed and detailed to manage moisture vapour by successfully interacting with the atmosphere. Before modifying the original, the function and purpose of the existing form should first be fully understood.
Evening talk and social. When: Monday 26th March, 7 – 9 pm Where: The Portcullis, 3 Wellington Terrace, Bristol BS8 4LE [Map] Cost: Free, booking essential A series of short talks from practitioners that would like to share their stories. No-cost and low-cost interventions – Operating the operable, electricity, plumbing, vents, voids, doors and windows. The […]
Evening talk and social. When: Monday 26th February, 7 – 9 pm Where: The Portcullis, 3 Wellington Terrace, Bristol BS8 4LE [Map] Cost: Free, booking essential A series of short talks from practitioners that would like to share their stories. Introduction – what we do in our homes and to them affect how they behave […]
Plaster: applying coarse base-coat and fine top-coat Lime plaster to cast bio-aggregate.
– When: Monday 19th February 2018, 10 – 5 pm
– When: Monday 26th February 2018, 10 – 5 pm
– Where: Bristol
– Cost: £240
Open day – drop in, take a look and maybe have a go!
– When: Monday 19th February 2018, 1 – 4 pm
– When: Monday 26th February 2018, 1 – 4 pm
– Where: Bristol
– Cost: Free
The BEACON project is supported by the European Regional Development Fund, through the Welsh Government, and the primary aim is to undertake company-relevant innovation and R&D in relation to biorefining and the low carbon economy. One of our interests is in plants as building products. This week, together with Neighbourhood Construction, we have been working on creating samples of breathable plasters containing plant materials, in order to investigate their thermal properties and their capacity to buffer moisture.
Evening talk and social – a series of short talks from practitioners that would like to share their stories. The evening will be interspersed with conversation and the opportunity to meet others undertaking successful home improvements.
The Portcullis has good pub food, we’ll be convening upstairs from 6 pm, presentations will be 7 – 9 pm and there will be plenty of time for conversation afterwards – Join us.
The evidence-led approach provides a clear understanding of why, how, what and where the house is reacting in this way. Looking at things in context, the short, medium and long term also, makes you think about future ownership of this house and how I could make a more positive contribution as part of its history.
Most of the work I do revolves around fixing doors and windows. Draught proofing them is often what people come to me for but the door or window in question is often malfunctioning. It usually has some form of wear or damage that is stopping it from performing it’s primary function thus creating the draughts in the first place.