[GSBN] Mesh types and sources

John Swearingen jswearingen at skillful-means.com
Wed Aug 17 09:53:49 CDT 2016


Claytec reed mats and boards are widely distributed in Europe, so they
might be making their way to Canada. We've used reed intended for fencing,
and purchased some from an importer/distributer directly.  We've had good
results with CINTOFLEX, though I have some doubts about adhesion of earth
plasters to the mesh, if that's an issue.

John

On Tue, Aug 16, 2016 at 11:21 AM Chris Magwood <chris at endeavourcentre.org>
wrote:

> Thanks all!
>
> Unfortunately, there aren't any reliable Canadian sources for reed mats
> that we've been able to find after years of looking. And to import them in
> small quantities is prohibitively expensive. They would definitely be
> something we'd use if we could get them.
>
> Numerous people suggested jute in different forms. We've had bad
> experiences with jute, finding that unless it's well-soaked in slip and has
> solid backing behind it then it creates soft spots in the wall. By the time
> we prep adequately to make the jute work, we can do the same with
> straw/clay or hemp fiber/clay in less time and for less cost. Perhaps if
> there are suggestions for quicker and more reliable use of jute, we could
> try again.
>
> We have tracked down a few synthetic products, including Permalath and
> Ultra-Lath. Both are plastic and commercially available, but I'm not sure
> how I feel about relying on petrochemicals.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Chris
>
> On 2016-08-12 4:08 AM, Caroline Meyer White wrote:
>
> Hi Chris,
>
> We use the reed mats on all wooden surfaces that are plastered, and for
> bridging we solely use jute-net, a mesh with 0,5 cm masks apart. (Perhaps
> you call it burlap?). It is surprisingly strong.
> We also used it in some masonry stoves. One of them were rebuild because a
> new owner wanted a different design. It was only right up to where the
> plaster hits the metalframe of the "door" where you put in the firewood,
> the last 2 cm's that it was soft, otherwise it did it's job were weel.
>
> Cheers
> Caroline
>
> 2016-08-12 5:17 GMT+02:00 Ian Redfern <ian at adobesouth.co.nz>:
>
>>
>> Good afternoon Chris
>>
>> We are strong proponents of CINTOFLEX D  the expanded polyester mesh we
>> ³discovered" at your 2006 ISBC  and for convenience and surity to our
>> contractor and owner-builders we wrap the walls (which arwe less than 3000
>> high  in cintoflex - it is a small cost in the global view of building
>> ALSO
>> Cintofelx provides additional tangentail load resistance (wind and
>> earthquake) tot eh lime plaster
>>
>> Regards
>>
>> Ian E. Redfern
>>
>>
>>   www.adobesouth.co.nz
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>>
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>>
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>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On 8/12/16, 11:06 AM, "Gsbn on behalf of Chris Magwood"
>> <gsbn-bounces at sustainablesources.com on behalf of
>> chris at endeavourcentre.org> wrote:
>>
>> >
>> >Hi all,
>> >
>> >For the first time in a long time, I'm in the market for some mesh for
>> >our jumbo straw bale project this summer. The sources we've used in the
>> >past have all dried up and our inventory is empty.
>> >
>> >So I thought it might be a good time to check in and see what others
>> >have been using. We're not looking to cover the entire wall, but we have
>> >some significant amounts of framing that need bridging, and ideally we'd
>> >prefer not to use metal mesh. I'd love to know what any of you are
>> >currently using and where you're sourcing it and perhaps refresh our
>> >practice a bit!
>> >
>> >Thanks!
>> >
>> >Chris
>> >
>> >
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