Hempcrete Workshop

  • 01 Nov 2014
  • 9:00 AM
  • 02 Nov 2014
  • 5:00 PM
  • Endeavour Centre, Peterborough, Ontario

   November 1 & 2

Tom Woolley
Hemp-lime author and pioneer from the UK

Hempcrete walls

Endeavour is very excited to be hosting Tom Woolley, one of the pioneers of hemp lime construction in the UK and Europe for this hands-on workshop about hemp lime (or hempcrete) construction.

The workshop will consist of short talks on the theory and practice of building with hemp, exploring its use with timber frame construction, casting and spraying walls, its use as a renovation solution, for floors, roofs and other possibilities. Tom will bring some films of hemp construction and details of resources such as books, web sites and other information.

Participants will build some panels of hemp walling to get hands on experience of mixing materials, casting and finishing .

The workshop will cover the energy efficiency, environmental benefits buildability, design and detailing issues. There are many different ways to use hemp lime ranging from plastering strawbale buildings to infill in multi storey commercial buildings. Tom will look at issues such as thermal mass, density, humidity buffering and indoor air quality. He will explain about the importance of using the right kind of hemp and lime binder and look at other options such as mixing with earth. He will explain how things can go wrong with some examples of this from Europe .

Tom Woolley photo

Tom works in the UK with other pioneers of hemp lime such as Ralph Carpenter of Modece Architects, Hemp-LimeConstruct, The Limecrete Company and many more. Tom has run similar workshops in Holland, Sweden, Denmark, Poland and Ireland and is a frequent speaker at many international conferences and events on sustainable construction. Tom is an architect working for Rachel Bevan Architects in County Down Northern Ireland. He was Professor of Architecture at Queens University Belfast  from 1991-2007. He is involved in the UK Alliance for Sustainable Building Products, and is on the European board of Natureplus, a certification system for environmental materials.

Entry requirements:
Open to all

Includes healthy lunch (vegan and vegetarian options available)

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