Talks and workshops

Talk: Energy retrofitting - why it doesn't work and why it's causing damp.

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Upcoming events

March workshop: Bristol Hemp Lime

Energy-retrofitting the traditional thermal envelope. Preparation, mixing and casting Hemp Lime onto existing masonry.

Three-day weekend of Hemp Lime training.

When: Friday 11th, Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th March
Where: Bristol
Cost: £120 – £80 – Free (Booking opening soon)

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Previously

January talk: Miscanthus & Lime

More information to follow shortly

December drinks: Pre-christmas gathering

Just for fun, we’re meeting up in the pubcome along and say hello.

When: Thursday, 10th December
Where: Portcullis, Clifton, Bristol BS8 4LE
Cost: Free (Booking closed)

 

August workshop: Mitigating moisture

Damp – mitigating moisture.

Taking apart the hidden history of repeated damp remediation, the relationship between people, internal weather and the thermal envelope, how observation and investigation can rule out mis-diagnosis of rising and penetrating damp. Black mould, white salts and tannin stains.

When: Saturday, 15th August. 12-5pm
Where: 14 Richmond Road, Montpelier, Bristol BS6 5EN [Map]
Cost: Free (Booking essencial)

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July workshop: Strategic insulating

Thermal envelope – strategic insulating.

More than insulation, thermal inertia and hygroscopicity. Tackling cold spots to remove discord and create harmony. Double and secondary glazing, solid and suspended floors, lofts and voids. Internal IWI, external EWI and solid wall insulation SWI.

When: Saturday, 18th July. 12-5pm
Where: 14 Richmond Road, Montpelier, Bristol BS6 5EN [Map]
Cost: Free (Booking closed)

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CAT: June materials unit

Hemp lime casting to existing masonry

When: Thursday 18th – Friday 19th June
Where: CAT WISE, Machynlleth, Wales
Cost: Available through CAT GSE and short courses

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June workshop: Successful draught-proofing

Internal weather – successful draught-proofing

Wind sucks, it’s not blown. Cross ventilation stratification and convection. Tackle the large holes to exposes the small, if it’s not universal it won’t work. Expanding foam filler, vinyl draught strip and polycarbonate secondary glazing.

When: Saturday 13th June 12-5pm
Where: 14 Richmond Road, Montpelier, Bristol BS6 5EN [Map]
Cost: Free (Booking closed)

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May workshop: Informed occupant behaviour

People – informed occupancy

The most inefficient thing in a house is the occupant. Opening windows, closing door, drawing curtains, operating radiators, turning thing down and turning things off. Much of our energy and damp problems could be solved by learning how to operate our homes more efficiently and effectively.

When: Saturday 16th May 12-5pm
Where: 14 Richmond Road, Montpelier, Bristol BS6 5EN [Map]
Cost: Free (Booking closed)

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Workshop: Hemp Lime

Casting to existing masonry.

When: Sunday, 7th July. 12-5pm
Where: Easton, Bristol
Cost: Free (Booking essential)

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Demonstration: Green Roofs

As part of National Gardening Week the rooftop vegetable garden will be open to the public and include a workshop on how to build your own green roof.

When: Saturday 18th April 10-4pm
Where: 14 Richmond Road, Montpelier, Bristol BS6 5QB
Cost: Free (Booking Closed)

Talk: Neighbourhood Construction

Home improvement board game. Informed occupant behaviour, successful draught-proofing, strategic insulating and mitigated damp remediation.

When: Thursday 23rd April 7-9pm
Where: Portcullis, Clifton, Bristol BS8 4LE
Cost: Free (Booking closed)

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Workshop: Hemp Lime

Energy retrofitting for the traditional thermal envelope. Preparation, mixing and casting Hemp Lime onto existing masonry.

When: Friday 19th April
Where: Bath
Cost: Nominal (Booking essential)

Demonstration: Hemp Lime

Energy retrofitting for the traditional thermal envelope. Preparation, mixing and casting Hemp Lime onto existing masonry.

When: Friday 6th March 12-2pm
Where: Bristol
Cost: Free (Closed)

Talk: Bristol Green Roofs

Mapping the city’s green roof strategy in 2015, creating opportunities for pollinators and how to build your own green roof.

When: Thursday 26th February 7-9pm
Where: Portcullis, Clifton, Bristol BS8 4LE
Cost: Free (Closed)

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Talk: Bristol Hemp Lime

Energy retrofitting for the traditional thermal envelope. Preparation, mixing and casting Hemp Lime onto existing masonry.

When: Thursday 5th March 7-9pm
Where: Portcullis, Clifton, Bristol BS8 4LE
Cost: Free (Closed)

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Talk: Energy retrofitting

Why it doesn’t work and why it causes damp, hygrothermal passive heat recovery and architectural detailing.

When: Thursday 22nd January 7-9pm
Where: Portcullis, Clifton, Bristol BS8 4LE
Cost: Free (Closed)

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Hemp and Lime training SPAB

SPAB – Hemp Lime workshop

Energy retrofitting for the traditional thermal envelope. Preparation, mixing and casting Hemp Lime infilling traditional timber frames. CPD and demonstration for Scholars & Fellows of the Society for the protection of accent Buildings.

When: Wednesday 15th October 1-5pm
When: Tuesday 11th November 9-1pm
Where: Blewberry, Oxfordshire OX11 9PD
Cost: Nominal

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Bath Green Homes

Bath Green Homes

Demonstration Q&A – Architectural detailing, understanding the purpose behind the decorative façade. Using traditional and natural materials for energy conservation and damp remediation.

When: Saturday 27th – Sunday 28th September
Where: Edenhall, Bath.
Cost: Free

Guidhall-Doorway

Bath Home Improvement Fair

Speaker – Architectural detailing, understanding the purpose behind the decorative façade. Using traditional and natural materials for energy conservation and damp remediation.

When: Sunday 14th September 12-4pm. Talk 1-130pm.
Where: The Guildhall, Bath
Cost: Free

Building Limes Forum

Delegate – Annual conference

When: Friday 5th – Sunday 7th September
Where: Bath & Wells
Cost: See event details

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Southdown Show

Demonstration Q&A – Hemp Lime: preparation, mixing and casting for monolith wall construction, existing masonry and infilling traditional timber frames.

When: Saturday 23rd – Monday 25th August
Where: Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Hampshire
Cost: Nominal

Mixing Hemp Lime

Self builder training

Hemp Lime: preparation, mixing and casting for monolith wall construction.

When: Monday 11th – Sunday 17th August
Where: Elgin, Moray, Scotland
Cost: Private booking, volunteer opportunities

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Hemp and Lime: moisture buffering in renovation

Speaker – Resolving damp problems using hygroscopic capacity, velocity and polarity.

When: Thursday 10th July, 1pm – 530pm
Where: The University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath
Cost: See event details

 

STBA & SPAB Technical Panel

Delegate – Sustainable traditional building alliance and the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings energy efficiency research update

When: Tuesday 17th June
Where: London
Cost: See event details

 

Bristol Hemp & Lime: Emancipated Kitchen

Hemp Lime: Open homes

An opportunity to view the Hemp Lime case studies and meet the householders that undertook the work.

When: Saturday 24th – Sunday 25th May, 10am – 5pm
Where: Easton, Montpelier and Bishopston
Cost: Free

The damp Victorian terrace, built on a budget, what went wrong and what made it worse? How a century of bad practice put right in a couple of weekends.
Every home has Cold spots under repeated attacked from internal weather, reduce storms and tackling more manageable project in isolation.
The  steamy Hygroscopic bathroom, more than breathable, capacity counts, rapidly responding in layers, the wallpaper’s not for decoration.
The open plan Emancipated kitchen, reeking havoc in every home, enter the Bi-folding doors and the reveals expose a concentration of moisture.

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Hemp and Lime: Casting for performance

Workshop – We’ll be mixing and applying Hemp and Lime internal wall insulation, a no cost, low cost damp remediation project: Emancipated Kitchen

When: Sunday 24th May
Where: Claremont Road, Bishopston, Bristol
Cost: Nominal

Baumit RK38 base coat Lime plaster on Hemp and Lime internal wall insulation

Hemp and Lime: Plastering for perfection

Workshop – We’ll be applying a Baumit KG30 top coat Lime plaster to Hemp and Lime internal wall insulation, a no cost, low cost damp remediation project: Cold spots

When: Saturday 24th May, 10-2pm
Where: Upper Cheltenham Place, Montpelier, Bristol
Cost: Nominal

CAT WISE building. Teaching Hemp and Lime

Hemp and Lime: Preparation, mixing & application

Workshop – Graduate school of the environment

When: Wednesday 14 – Sunday 18 May
Where: CAT WISE, Machynlleth, Wales
Cost: Privat booking

Hemp and Lime: internal wall insulation Hygroscopic reservoir

Hemp and Lime: Plastering for beginners

Workshop – Applying Baumit RK38 base coat Lime plaster to Hemp and Lime internal wall insulation, a no cost, low cost damp remediation project: Cold spots.

When: Saturday 3rd May, 10-2pm
Where: Upper Cheltenham Place, Montpelier, Bristol
Cost: Nominal

WISE Launch

International Hemp Building Symposium

Speaker – Hemp and Lime: Hygroscopic Reservoirs

When: Wednesday 9th – Thursday 10th April
Where: CAT WISE, Machynlleth, Wales
Cost: See event details

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Hemp and Lime: Internal Wall Insulation

When: Wednesday 2nd April, 7-9pm
Where: Portcullis, Clifton, Bristol BS8 4LE
Cost: Free

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Hemp and Lime: Mixing Masterclass

When:Saturday 29th April, 10-2pm
Where: 14 Richmond Road, Montpelier, Bristol BS6 5EN
Cost: Free

AECB

AECB – Knowledge-led Refurbishment

When: Wednesday 22nd January, 7-9pm
Where: Portcullis, Clifton, Bristol BS8 4LE
Cost: Free

 

Bathford energy group

Bathford Energy Group

Workshop – Home Improvement: Draught proofing & Internal Weather

When: Sunday 20th October 2013
Where: Bathford, Bath

 

Bristol Green Doors

Bristol Green Doors

Talks and workshop – Open event 2013

Hertalan EPDM

Speaker – Green roofs seminar 2013

 

Bathford energy group

Bath Green Homes – 2013 open homes
Bath Green Homes – 2012 open homes
Bath Green Homes – 2012 green roofing talk
Bristol Green Doors – 2011 open homes

 

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Damp, architectural detailing, hygrothermal passive heat recovery, hemp and lime or green roofs. Hemp and Lime training and accreditation for construction professionals, contractors and householders. Continuing professional development with talks, presentations and demonstrations.

Talks

Energy retrofitting
Why it doesn’t work and why it’s causing damp.

Damp Pathology
People, internal weather and the traditional thermal envelope.

Architectural detailing
Purpose behind the decorative façade.

Hygrothermal passive heat recovery
Understanding the relationship between energy and damp.

Hemp and Lime
Renovation and conservation.

Green Roofs
Bin stores to burial mounds, wildlife habitats and vegetable gardens.

Workshops

Hemp Lime
Preparation, mixing and casting onto existing masonry, infilling traditional timber frames and solid wall monolith construction.

Green roofs
Design and specification, membrane installation, substrate and planting.