Modern Lime Plastering and Insulation Systems

Posted 18th July 2013

AECB Events

Recently, on the 16th of July, Conker Conservation organised a Modern Lime Plaster and Insulation Systems course run for the AECB Kent Group, the event was hosted at Godinton House, a beautiful 13th century estate.

At the workshop Adrian Judd and Tanel Rosil, representatives of Steico, taught people about wood fibre insulation. The wood fibre is breathable and non-toxic, you may worry about the risks of fire but it has been tested and will not easily combust and will not accelerate the speed of the fire, above all it is a good insulator that will keep you warm in winter and cool in the summer.

Lime Green also led a demonstration at the event, their representative was Ed Hiam, they specialise in plastering using lime.  The benefits of lime plaster are that it is strong and well insulating because of the texture and consistency of the plaster; also it uses lots of natural substances.

Before we all got our hands dirty we were provided with a great lunch of flapjacks, brownies and sandwiches with tea and coffee; provided by Godinton House.  There was a large variety of people who attended the event all of whom benefitted and learnt a lot, both about the science behind the product, how they were made and how they were applied.

Afterwards, everyone had their turn at fixing wood fibre boards then applying coats of plaster.

Godinton House kindly offered to give us a guided tour of the main house; it was a great experience because of the explicit detail and evolution of the building throughout generations of families and eras. Conker Conservation has successfully repaired part of the house.

If you are interested in Steico’s wood fibre technology then follow this link.

Or if you want to learn more about Lime Green’s lime plaster follow this link.

If you have any questions about any of the above then please contact Conker Conservation.

Joe Baxter

Work experience student at Conker Conservation