My original reason to start blogging was to highlight some of the things I find interesting in relation to low carbon building materials (hence the title of the wordpress site). I have got a bit sidetracked into various other subjects, but the blog posts relating to low carbon building materials are linked to below. I’ve also had some insulation retrofit done on my house, which I’ve also blogged about.
Posts on low carbon building materials:
Airtightness and natural building materials – part 2. January 2020.
Airtightness and natural building materials. First of 2 parts on how to protect low carbon building materials from moisture damage. January 2020.
Disused chimneys, to block or to ventilate? A conundrum that came up during my domestic retrofit.
Traditional lath and plaster, how much plaster is wasted? During removal of some old plaster, I did some simple maths on material wastage.
Assessing moisture levels in strawbale walls – experience from carrying out a damp survey in a strawbale house
Insulating solid wall houses using plant based materials – setting up a test wall to measure heat flux across insulation
Little boxes on the hillside – making formwork for casting bioaggregate insulation samples
It wasn’t supposed to be a living wall – sprouting straw bales on a building site
Plants as building materials – five key questions – based on a talk I gave at the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show, 2018.
This week I have been harvesting house bricks – Betty the baling machine works her magic
The great tragedy of science – the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact – why strimming straw bale walls is important
Playing with plaster – vapour permeable plaster development
Domestic retrofit posts:
A domestic insulation project chapter 3 – weeks of weetabix walls. The fun part begins, and a lot of miscanthus goes into my house. September 2019.
A domestic insulation project. What materials and why? A few explanations of decisions made during the project. August 2019.