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March 2018 – evening talk

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 […]

February 2018 – evening talk

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

Workshop
Plaster: applying coarse base-coat and fine top-coat Lime plaster to cast bio-aggregate.

Booking
– 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

Evening talk and social

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.

Bio-aggregate

Energy-retrofitting the traditional hygrothermal envelope, preparation, mixing and casting hemp lime bio-aggregate onto existing masonry. Materials: Tradical PF70 lime binder and East Yorkshire construction grade hemp shiv. Workshop Peer to peer on-site training, structured tuition and open format learning. When: Monday 20th – Wednesday 22nd November, 10 – 5 pm Where: Bristol Cost: £240 […]

Paper and Paint

Energy-retrofitting the traditional hygrothermal envelope. Preparation and application of lining paper, emulsion, distemper, primer, undercoat and gloss.

Materials: Beeline glue size, LAP wallpaper paste and 1400 grade lining paper. Earthborn Clay emulsion paint and Black Fryers Oil based primer, undercoat and high gloss.

Internal weather

Functioning doors and windows, managing and mitigating moisture whilst reducing the need and consumption of energy. Installation and operation of polycarbonate secondary glazing to windows, vinyl draught seal to doors and efficient use of the foam applicator gun. Polycarbonate secondary glazing, vinyl draught strips and the foam applicator gun. Workshop Peer to peer on-site training, […]

Paper and paint

Energy-retrofitting the traditional hygrothermal envelope. Preparation and application of lining paper, emulsion, distemper, primer, undercoat and gloss. Materials: Beeline glue size, LAP wallpaper paste and 1400 grade lining paper. Earthborn Clay emulsion paint and Black Fryers Oil based primer, undercoat and high gloss. Workshops Peer to peer on-site training, structured tuition […]

Plaster

Energy-retrofitting the traditional hygrothermal envelope. Preparation, mixing and applying lime plaster onto Bio-aggregate – hemp and lime. Materials: Baumit RK38 base-coat with AG01 mesh and Baumit Kalkin Glätt W top-coat lime plaster. Workshops Peer to peer on site training, structured tuition and open format learning. When: Monday 25th – Wednesday 27th […]

Electricity and plumbing

Consumption and installation, designing, installing and using functional and efficient systems. Workshop When: Monday 14th – Wednesday 16th August, 10 – 5 pm Where: Bristol Cost: £240 Open day Drop in, take a look and maybe have a go! When: Wednesday 16th August, 1 – 4 pm Where: Bristol Cost: Free   Workshop Peer to peer on-site training, practitioner […]

Bio-aggregate

Energy-retrofitting the traditional hygrothermal envelope, preparation, mixing and casting hemp lime bio-aggregate onto existing masonry. Materials: Tradical PF70 lime binder and East Yorkshire construction grade hemp shiv. Workshop Peer to peer on site training, structured tuition and open format learning. When: Monday 21st – Wednesday 23rd August, 10 – 5 pm Where: Bristol […]

Plaster

Energy-retrofitting the traditional hygrothermal envelope. Preparation, mixing and applying lime plaster onto Bio-aggregate – hemp and lime. Materials: Baumit RK38 base-coat with AG01 mesh and Baumit Kalkin Glätt W top-coat lime plaster. Workshops Peer to peer on site training, structured tuition and open format learning. When: Saturday 17th – Sunday 18th June, 10 […]

Bio-aggregate

Energy-retrofitting the traditional hygrothermal envelope, preparation, mixing and casting hemp lime bio-aggregate onto existing masonry. Materials: Tradical PF70 lime binder and East Yorkshire construction grade hemp shiv. Workshop Peer to peer on site training, structured tuition and open format learning. When: Monday 22nd – Wednesday 24th May, 10 – 5pm Where: Bristol Cost: £240 Open day Drop […]

Breathaplasta

Adaptavate Breathaplasta is a high-performance, bio-composite alternative to typical plasters such as gypsum or lime. It is mixed and installed using the same techniques as these common plasters but delivers additional benefits. Adaptavate Breathaplasta and Breathaboard – www.adaptavate.com Open day Drop in, take a look and have a go! When: Saturday 8th April, […]

Electricity and Plumbing

Consumption and installation, designing, installing and using functional and efficient systems. Workshop When: Monday 6th – Wednesday 8th March, 10 – 5 pm Where: Bristol Cost: £240 Open day Drop in, take a look and maybe have a go! When: Wednesday 8th March, 10 – 5 pm, 1 – 4 pm Where: Bristol Cost: Free   […]

Doors and Windows

Functioning doors and windows, managing and mitigating moisture whilst reducing the need and consumption of energy. Installation and operation of polycarbonate secondary glazing to windows, vinyl draught seal to doors and efficient use of the foam applicator gun. Polycarbonate secondary glazing, vinyl draught strips and the foam applicator gun. Workshop Peer to peer on-site training, […]

Bio-aggregate

Energy-retrofitting the traditional hygrothermal envelope, preparation, mixing and casting hemp lime bio-aggregate onto existing masonry. Materials: Tradical PF70 lime binder and East Yorkshire construction grade hemp shiv.   Workshops Peer to peer on-site training, structured tuition and open formate learning. When: Monday 24th – Wednesday 26th October, 10-5pm Where: Bristol Cost: £240   Open days Drop […]

A decade of damp

The garden flat 2003 Our paths first crossed with damp during the purchase of a lovely garden flat in Cotham in 2003. It didn’t feel damp to us but the survey assured us it was, ‘rising damp’ probably, and our mortgage was allowed on the condition that we treated it. […]

Plumbing

The post will also guild the user through the plumbing audit and introduce the plumbing projects, Audit TRV’s ABV’s Pipework Lagging   Practitioner plumbing stories https://www.neighbourhoodconstruction.org/category/plumbing/   Join the conversation, find a delivery practitioner or workshop opportunity. Plumbing Slack-channel Project process – Login  required Plumbing Trello board  

Vents

Vents, more often than not, are dysfunctional. Either ineffective or obsolete and need replacing with an appropriate solution or be closed off. Up to date building code now specifies, this applies to new-build.   SR-MVHR dMEV Dysfunctional   SR-MVHR – Single Room – Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery   dMEV   Dysfunctional […]

Voids

– Foam applicator gun – Decorators caulk – Sheeps Wool   Foam applicator gun Misc holes and inappropriate or obsolete vents   Decorators caulk Floors and ceilings (for floors porridge is currently under review)   Sheeps Wool Start with the large holes, to expose the small. Chimneys, top and bottom   […]

Doors

The purpose of doors has somewhat been forgotten. Modesty and comfort.   ###Notes – All internal doors, porch doors, replace 15-panel glazed doors with Victorian panelled doors. Prioritise kitchen and bathroom. – Replace door latches with rim latches and brass knobs – Separate front and back rooms possible with exterior […]