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  • #47290

    AECB
    Keymaster

    Chat with members of the Wales group here. If you need a reminder of your log in details just email here.

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    #47504

    Emily Dibdin
    Participant

    Hello? Is there anyone there?
    We are based in Swansea and in the planning stage for a deep retrofit of a 1985 house.

    #47514

    Benedicte Foo
    Participant

    Hi Emma

    Thanks for kicking this off. I lived in North Wales for several years and though based in Cambridge at the moment, am starting a complete renovation of a stone cottage in Gwynedd–so though it’s all v different from what you are embarking on in Swansea I am making contact!

    Would very much like to chat with anyone who has experience of cottages with random rubble walls, onto shaley ground with no foundations to speak of and their take on insulation and finishes to ground floor and stone walls.

    All best

    #47515

    Emily Dibdin
    Participant

    Hi Benedicte,

    Sounds exciting! There’s some stuff on the forums and I’m sure you’re linked with the guys at CAT who aren’t so far from your cottage? I think they’d have lots of connections and info. Not straightforward sorting that kind of house but rather a lovely challenge to have. (Long trek for you from Cambridge though!)

    Hope some more knowledgable people jump into this discussion…

    Emily

    #47518

    chrislordsmith
    Participant

    Hi Emily and Benedicte

    Glad to see your posts, I am Chris the organiser of the local group for wales and we are currently working on plans to rejuvenate the group and will let you know when and what we are planning in the near future, be good to meet you.

    As far as working on Rubble Walls etc, I would suggest that the best contact for advice, materials and also courses would be Ty Mawr Lime, based in Brecon who have huge amounts of experience in this kind of work. http://www.lime.org.uk

    All the best

    Chris

    #47519

    Benedicte Foo
    Participant

    Hi Chris

    Thanks–I had the feeling there was a previous Wales group. Good to hear it will be rejuvenated.

    Thanks also for the suggestion about Ty Mawr lime. I will follow up.

    Can you help me with a technical question on the aecb website? I seem to remember we used to be able to see/download drawings but now when I see discussions and people say: ‘you might find this detail helpful’ there is no drawing nor attachment. How do I get to the info?

    All best
    Benedicte

    #47520

    AECB
    Keymaster

    Hi Benedicte, hopefully I can help you with this. Please could you email me with the text and links in question so I can find what you are looking for? Many thanks Emma

    #47523

    If i can be of any help, let me know, would be good to have a rejuvenated group.

    David

    #47524

    Emily Dibdin
    Participant

    It would be good to know who’s around in Wales and whereabouts.
    Our project is a refurb in Swansea and any local connections would be very useful; but it would also be great to just find out what else is going on and what interested projects there are in Wales (lots, I think).

    #49885

    Benjamin Owen
    Participant

    Hi everyone,

    My name is Ben, I’m a graduate of CAT and recently have completed the AECB CarbonLite Retrofit course. I’m based in Machynlleth and just starting to get out into the world of energy assessing, retrofitting and natural materials.

    I’ve got no specific projects at the moment, but last week I was removing Victorian lime of a home in Cemmes and loved to see the lath perfectly preserved – amazing stuff. Hoping to get back on site in a couple of weeks time to get some experience with putting the lime back on the walls!

    Looking forward to seeing how this group develops.

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