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Bio-aggregate workshop – May 2022

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.

Workshop: Bio-aggregate

Workshop: Bio-aggregate internal wall insulation – casting hemp-lime to existing masonry. Energy-retrofitting traditional solid wall heritage properties.

– When: Monday 11th – Tuesday 12th March 2019, 10 – 5 pm
– Where: Bristol
– Cost: £240

Open day – drop in, take a look and maybe have a go!
– When: Wednesday 13th March 2019, 1 – 4 pm
– Where: Bristol
– Cost: Free

Exciting results – February 2019

Energy retrofitting – monitoring and evaluation
Dr Nick Banks – Senior Development Manager
Centre for Sustainable Energy

Plant-based insulation materials – the future
Dr Judith Thornton – BEACON – Institute of Biological, Environmental & Rural Sciences (IBERS)
Aberystwyth University

Research and results – bio-aggregate retrofitting to existing masonry
Steven Cole – MSc student, Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT)
Aberystwyth University Visiting Researcher