Lime Render - Traditional Natural Insulation
Friday, 28 April 2017 from 18:30 to 20:30 (BST)
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Are you refurbishing an old property?
Tackling traditional solid walls and want to know about natural lime as an alternative to commercial inorganic methods of insulation and render?
Concerned about breathability and keeping the aesthetic beauty of a traditional building?
This FREE two-hour talk and discussion session with a highly experienced lime expert will give you a clear understanding of lime and its properties as a natural insulator. Complete with wine & cheese!
You’ll come away with knowledge of where to use lime, how to apply it, where to buy it and where to get expert advice – in short, how lime render can save the day!
It’s an informal evening for householders in Alston and elsewhere in Cumbria who are interested in using lime render to insulate their buildings.
This event is offered as part of the Alston Townscape Heritage Scheme, and you’ll hear how property improvement works are progressing in the town under this exciting initiative. Jennifer Campbell, project manager for the scheme, will be on hand to tell you more.
Lee Richards, from L. J. Richards Plastering – A well-established company with over 30 years’ experience in lime plastering for domestic homes, listed properties, churches, schools and historic buildings.
What you’ll learn
Lee will tell you a little about what lime is and how it is used in building. He’ll look at domestic case studies and we’ll see how using lime has helped to resolve problems that you often come across in traditional buildings, including insulating them and breathable floor systems.
Lee will talk about breathability, looking particularly at how insulation can affect ventilation / breathability in an older property, inadvertently creating damp and condensation issues.
We’ll look at types of lime – hot mixes, putty limes, pozzolans and the gauging of lime, hemp and cork textured limes.
You’ll also hear about:
- mixing lime mortars and renders
- applying lime for pointing, plastering, rendering, etc.
There’ll be a Q&A session after Lee’s talk, so bring along your property dilemmas and get some expert advice.
6.30pm Wine, cheese & refreshments
6.50pm to 7pm Update on Alston’s Townscape Heritage Scheme
7pm Talk by Lee Richards
7.45pm to 8pm A look at some practical examples of lime render and products
8pm to 8.30pm Q&A session, hosted by Lee Richards, Cumbria Action for Sustainability & Jennifer Campbell, project manager for Alston Moor Townscape Heritage Scheme
The event is free, but places are limited, so please book early online or call 01768 210276.
Organised by Cumbria Action for Sustainability, for Alston Moor Townscape Heritage Scheme. Funded by the Heritage Lottery.