Hemp Lime contractors


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

A week long Hemp Lime contractor training opportunity.

Hemp Lime training

When: Monday 27th March – Friday 1st April, 8-5pm
Where: Bristol
Cost: £240, bursaries available

On the job training
The focus is practical delivery and building momentum with a team.  The workshop is aimed at participants wishing to learn the practical skills required to successfully install Hemp Lime in a commercial setting.

With the project prepared and underway, we’ll be training along side experienced Hemp Lime technicians. On completion of Day 1 and 2 successful applicants will be offered the opportunity to join the team for Day 3 and 4 in exchange for a bursary for their training.

Day 5 and with a week of training and practical experience,  introductions to further project can be made for employment.

Agenda

  • Risk assessment.
  • Preparations.
  • Mixing and casting.
  • Systems thinking and team building.

Summary

We’ll begin with a look at health and safety, working with Lime, working at heights and working with each other to identify hazards and manage risks.

We’ll look at the preparations that have been made to the walls before we begin and how these affect the quality and speed of the installation.

We’ll set up and systemise the mixing process, moving the shuttering, and calculating the casting density before applying the Hemp Lime.

Lunch  of soup and sandwiches will be provided.

Participants are invited to attend Day 5 (Hemp Lime Demonstration), to share their experience, reinforce their learning and present themselves to further Hemp Lime opportunities.

Free booking: 5 places available
Cost: £240
(Invoice to follow Eventbrite booking)

Booking closed

The project is situated in Montpelier, central Bristol. Further details on application.

Hemp Lime demonstration

When: Friday 1st April, 11-3pm
Where: Bristol
Cost: Free

‘What is Hemp Lime’
Interested in finding out more and having a practical taster? This could be the first step in exploring the possibilities of undertaking your own project and the opportunity for introductions with trained contractors. The focus will be on demonstrating the techniques but we’ll give everyone a chance to get their hands dirty if they’d like (gloves will be provided). Come along and have a go!

Agenda

  • Talk and discussion.
  • Preparations.
  • Mixing and casting.
  • Q&A.

Summary

We’ll begin with introduction and an overview of the principles and process. Some participants will have worked with Hemp Lime before; we welcome the sharing of experience as this helps to reinforce our learning.

We’ll point out the preparations that had been made to the walls and their effects on the quality and speed of the installation.

We’ll demonstrate the mixing process and moving the shuttering to apply the Hemp Lime,  highlight key points and then finish with a Q&A.

Lunch  of soup, sandwiches  will be provided

Free booking: 5 places available
Cost: Free

Booking closed

The project is situated in Montpelier, central Bristol. Further details on application.

Overview

We’d like to share our unique and pioneering process for resolving both energy and damp problems with the internal application of Hemp Lime to the traditional thermal envelope. A strategic, successful and cost effective alternative approach to internal wall insulation. Hemp Lime is a low cost sympathetic solution, not only for our historical, conservation and traditional buildings, but also for the ubiquitous Victorian terrace.

Hemp and Lime, a form of hygrothermal passive heat recovery, resolves damp problems with the secondary effect of improving the thermal efficiency of older buildings. The principles and materials used in traditional architectural detailing prevent degradation whilst regulating temperature and humidity by capturing and recycling energy from moisture.

Aimed at both householders and professionals, we will look at why Hemp Lime works so sympathetically with the traditional thermal envelope and how to undertake a Hemp Lime retrofitting project.

Also

Lime plaster basecoat

Lime plaster topcoat

Lining paper

 

Recommended viewing:

Watch again

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

Bristol Hemp Lime
Casting hemp lime onto existing masonry.

CAT: Materials unit
Hemp Lime ‘Sustainable materials in the built environment’.

Also

Hemp Lime projects
The damp Victorian terrace, steamy hygroscopic bathroom and open plan emancipated kitchen, every home has cold spots.

Hemp Lime process
Preparation, mixing, casting and results.