This practical one day course will give you a solid introduction on the benefits of hempcrete (hemplime) in both new builds and traditional homes. You will leave the course feeling confident on its benefits and application.
Time & Location
10 Jun, 10:00 – 16:00
Forest of Dean - Gloucesteshire, Unit 7, The Stenders Business Centre, Mitcheldean GL17 0JE, UK
About the Event
This practical one day course will give you a solid introduction on how to work with hempcrete in both traditonal homes and in new builds. The course will look at the pros and cons of using Hempcrete as well as most importantly the practical application.
The course is aimed at anyone involved in traditional or natural building. Whether you are renovating your own property, looking to build an eco build, a tradesperson looking to upskill or an architect looking to learn about hempcrete, this course is suitable for all.
All tools and materials are included and all students will receive a comprehensive handbook.
Course day timings: 10am - 4pm
Your tutor, Chris Hawker Director and Co-Founder of Hawland Ecological Construction. Chris has been building with straw since 2010, training with Strawbuild. Chris now has over 27 straw bale projects under his belt (from timber-framed to load-bearing systems, along with hybrid frames and external straw wraps) as well as an MSc in Advanced Environmental and Energy Studies from The Centre for Alternative Technology and E.C.V.E.T. clay plastering qualifications.
What makes our courses different
- Our tutors are working tradespeople with over 20 years experience of working in the restoration of period properties and the construction of new builds using natural, sustainable materials. Their knowledge is up to date and experience is varied.
- All of our courses, with the exception of the knowledge share sessions, are mostly practical. We believe that you can only understand how to use lime, by actually using it.
One day practical Hempcrete Application course