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Clinic Recordings

A fascinating and wide-ranging conversation with Raina about her property in Scotland.
This week we spoke to Will who has the beginnings of a lovely project in Herefordshire with lots of potential.  We also spoke with Kevin about his evolving ambitious rammed earth project. Technical details on insulation, roofs, renewables.
On this weeks clinic we spoke about the Southern Irish planning system and some options for a passivhaus bungalow, including cellulose insulation and an ecological waster treatment system. We also had an update on the rammed earth eco lodges.
This week we discussed the correct way to deal with the waste you generate on a self build throughout the process.  We looked at lime stabilised earth in it’s various forms, rammed earth wood burners, and natural swimming pools.  We also answered an email question on raft foundations for a …

Hartwyn Clinic Mar ’21 – 1Read More »

This week was all about foundation systems. We talked with Kevin about reducing the need for concrete in his design by using foamglas and limecrete. Self builder Benny had an interesting question regarding an existing slab and wall and the benefits and complications of re-use VS