Summary information

Learn to make your home more healthy, eco-friendly and economical on this one-day course. You will learn how to use low-tech and natural options to refurbish your space from using clay paint and insulating lime/cork plaster, to finding out where and how to source second-hand and new materials, as well as repurposing items.

Sally, your tutor, will tell the practical and economic story of her own bungalow eco-renovation and give you tips for your own. Sally will cover many modifications from simple DIY tasks to more major alterations, with the comparative costs of some of the options available. Although there will be mention of energy efficiency and water conservation, please note that the focus of the course is on low-impact and natural materials and how to use them in the renovation of your home.

• Understanding of why and how to use of low-impact and natural materials in home renovation
• Knowledge of unconventional ways of sourcing materials for your own eco-renovation
• Discussion of a variety of options for your own renovation project

Sally believes passionately in helping increase the knowledge and provision of healthier buildings, to re-skill society for a future without fossil fuel and to reduce CO2 emissions through low-impact construction techniques. Sally has done her own DIY and renovation work in several houses and recently completed the renovation of her own bungalow, using as many natural materials and repurposed items as possible.

Sally's interest in low-impact and natural building materials stems from her undergraduate studies, her career as a potter, and an MSc Architecture: Advanced Environmental and Energy Studies from the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT), Machynlleth, Wales. Her thesis experimented with creating a low-impact, insulating, healthy, breathable clay plaster, containing clay, hemp and cow dung!

Booking and further information
Telephone number: 
01730 823166
The Sustainability Centre Droxford Road, East Meon Petersfield, Hampshire GU32 1HR
£50 refreshments included
Contact name: 
Suz Lambert
Dates and times
More dates and times information: 
10:00 - 16:00
9 March 2019
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