The workshop will follow on from our successful workshop last year, which covered an introduction to repairing traditional walls (stone or bricks) using lime or earth mortars.
This workshop will focus on wall finishes, i.e. plasters and renders, and will look at both traditional (lime/earth plaster directly onto solid walls) and contemporary (insulating cork/hemp/other lime plasters, internal insulation) approaches.
The workshop is aimed at homeowners, but will also be relevant to anyone working with or caring for old buildings.
The speakers and organisers will finish the workshop with a discussion/debate on the various options available and their place in traditional buildings, which will help inform owners of traditional buildings which wall finishes to go for as they aim to make their homes more energy efficient.
In early 2017 a group of Irish SPAB Scholars and Fellows joined together to form SPAB Ireland. SPAB Ireland is the newest branch of the SPAB, and is an active and friendly community that aims to protect and promote the wonderful national built heritage on the whole island of Ireland. SPAB Ireland has its own committee, which currently consists of 12 members. If you would like to find out more about SPAB Ireland events and activities, or become a volunteer with SPAB Ireland, please join our mailing list to be kept up to date with current opportunities or email email@example.com