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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

Playing with plaster

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. 

Having signed up for a workshop…

Having read a number of publications and white papers on the subject of restoration and conservation of traditionally constructed buildings I understood the significance of vapour permeable, traditional building materials such as lime mortars and lime plasters.


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 […]