Bio-aggregate workshop – March 2020

Bio-aggregate

Bio-aggregate: internal wall insulation – casting to existing masonry


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Workshop – Peer to peer on-site training, structured tuition and open format learning.

  • When: Thursday 26th – Friday 27th March 2020, 10 – 5 pm
  • Where: Montpelier, Bristol
  • Cost: £240

Open day – Drop-in, take a look and have a go!

  • When: Saturday 28th March 2020, 1 – 4 pm
  • Where: Montpelier, Bristol
  • Cost: Free

Registration

  • Workshop – Thursday 26th – Friday 27th March 2020, 10 – 5 pm
  • Open day – Saturday 28th March 2020, 1 – 4 pm

Links

  • Bio-aggregate: internal wall insulation; materials, methodology, research and performance – Simon James Lewis – Neighbourhood Construction
  • Attending a Neighbourhood Construction Bio-aggregate workshop – David Copeland – Hawkland Ecological Construction

 


 


Workshop

Peer to peer on-site training, structured tuition and open format learning.

Energy-retrofitting traditional solid wall heritage properties using Bio-aggregate: construction grade hemp shiv – Cannabis Sativa, and formulated lime binder – Tradical Thermo.

Mixed by weight, at a ratio of one part shiv, one part binder and three parts water. 1:1:3. Achieving a density of – 200kg per cubic metre, (200 grams per litre) and a Thermal resistivity – Lambda (λ) value, of 0.056 W/mK.

Carbon sequestering and zero waste.

Agenda

  • Design
  • Planning
  • Preliminaries
  • Procurement
  • Risk assessment
  • Preparations
  • Mixing
  • Casting
  • Systems thinking
  • Team building

Summary

We’ll be working alongside experienced practitioners on a real project, learning how to design and plan, as well as the practical delivery.

We’ll consider the underlying objectives of the installation within the broader context of energy and moisture in the home.

We’ll look at the preparations that are required to the walls and how these affect the quality and speed of the installation.

We’ll use a small scale mixing process to accurately proportion, whether by weight or volume and how much water is required for a successful mix.

We’ll calculate the casting volumes and density before getting the project moving efficiently with a little system thinking and team building.

Lunch will be provided.

The content will be covered on days one and two, day three is optional providing an opportunity to practice, demonstrate and re-visit aspects of importance to you.

 



Open day

Drop-in, take a look and have a go!

Agenda

  • Tea and biscuits
  • Demonstration
  • Q&A.

Summary

We’ll look at the underlying objectives of the installation within the broader context of energy and moisture in the home.

We’ll demonstrate the preparation, mixing and casting method as well as discuss why the process is finished with coarse and fine lime plaster and the application of lining paper and paint.

 



Registration

Workshop

Bio-aggregate: internal wall insulation – casting to existing masonry

When: Thursday 26th – Friday 27th March 2020, 10 – 5 pm

Where: Montpelier, Bristol

Cost: £240

Open day

Drop-in, take a look and maybe have a go!

When: Saturday 28th March 2020, 1 – 4 pm

Where: Montpelier, Bristol

Cost: Free

 

Registration open

Before registration please ensure you have read the proposed agenda above, to ensure that the event will meet your needs.

This event is hosted on a live project, dates may be subject to change.

Neighbourhood Construction CIC.
15 York Road
Montpelier
Bristol
BS6 5QB

Registered Company Number: 9675083

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Links

Miscanthus, Elephant grass, growing at the Institute of Biological Environmental Rural Sciences (IBERS); Aberystwyth University.

Simon James Lewis – Neighbourhood Construction describes Bio-aggregate: internal wall insulation – materials, methodology, research and performance.

http://www.neighbourhoodconstruction.org/bio-aggregate/

 

Bio-aggregate
David Copeland – Hawkland Ecological Construction, describes the experience of attending a Neighbourhood Construction Bio-aggregate workshop.

http://www.neighbourhoodconstruction.org/2017/07/16/process-protocols-and-principles-a-practitioners-perspective/