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Re: GSBN:Re: Lime plaster problems -Hemp the answer



Thansk Tom

if only our government was not so paranoid about
naughty hemp growing
Wish I could get it

Graeme






--- Tom Woolley woolley.tom@... wrote:

>
> The best source of information on lime  is to be
> found through
>
> <a  target="_blank" href="http://www.buildinglimesforum.org.uk/";>http://www.buildinglimesforum.org.uk/</a>
>
> There are now related organisations in the USA and
> Scandinavia.
>
> Worth subscribing to their journal. There is a
> fantastic article in
> the latest issue Vol 14 by Becky Little and Tom
> Morton
> called "Mixing it with Lime and Clay"
>
> Maybe Tom Morton would send you a copy of the
> article if you ask
> Contact him through his excellent web site.
> Download the info he has
> on unfired earth buildings
> <a  target="_blank" href="http://www.arc-architects.com/";>http://www.arc-architects.com/</a>
>
> Been reading the responses about cellulose
>
> Hemp is the answer , Hemp-lime plasters/renders
> solve all  problems.
> Doesn't shrink or crack, copes admirably with
> moisture, etc. etc
>
> Just finished writing a guide to hemp-lime
> construction ( well
> almost) yesterday . Should be out in April 2008
> published by BRE/IHS
> Press.
>
> Hemp web sites
> www.hemplime.org.uk
> <a  target="_blank" href="http://www.limetechnology.co.uk/pages/hemcrete.php";>http://www.limetechnology.co.uk/pages/hemcrete.php</a>
>
>
> Tom Woolley
>
>
> On 13 Oct 2007, at 00:44, MattsMyhrman@...
> wrote:
>
> > In a message dated 10/10/2007 1:17:11 PM US
> Mountain Standard Time,
> > andy@...:
> >
> >> Sometimes however lime plaster
> >> was not used and rather a cow dung earth plaster
> was used followed by
> >> regular coats of lime wash...though at the coast
> where we
> >> experience strong
> >> wind driven rains a lime coating was the norm.
> >
> > I believe that many of the cob buildings on the
> southern coast of
> > England
> > (Devon?) used several (maybe 4-5 initially) coats
> of lime wash.  It
> > was
> > considered somewhat sacrificial, and was followed
> up, after a year
> > or two, with a
> > couple more coats.  After that, another coat every
> couple of
> > years.  Maybe Barbara
> > Jones can check in on this  one, and also tell us
> whether lime wash
> > over cob
> > or earth plaster has traditionally been used
> anywhere in the
> > British Isles
> > where they experience driving rains coming in off
> the sea (up on
> > the northwest
> > coast of Scotland?).
> >
> >
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