[GSBN] Mesh types and sources

Rene Dalmeijer rene.dalmeijer at hetnet.nl
Sat Oct 1 04:29:30 CDT 2016


Chris,

I have been using jute extensively, exclusively  for interior walls. 

Depending on the jute and the state of the earth plaster, it can very from an uphill struggle to a piece of cake. The best experiences we have are with a stiffened 10mm mesh jute used dry, in a really wet, before last layer. Preferably it is a two person job one prepares the full wall height (-50mm) strips our roll is 1.2m wide althoughI have also used 2m. Seems are overlapped roughly 50mm. One holds up the two top corners and the other uses a steel float (with rounded corners) to press it in. Once the whole strip is in we rub it in with a wooden float, adding some water and maybe a little fresh earth plaster to just cover the mesh. 

On a recent project we used polyester 8mm mesh basically it is easier to use due to its inherent stiffness. On the same project we had to fill out a really crooked wall 70mm. We used a stainless mesh attached to the wooden subframe to ensure there would be no mechanical problems as the plastered wall is 7.5m tall.


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On Aug 12, 2016, at 01:06, Chris Magwood 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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