Plasters from plants!

Tuesday, 23rd January 2018


BEACON Low Carbon Manager, Judith Thornton, has been working with Neighbourhood Construction to develop breathable building plasters from plant material, while investigating their thermal properties and vapour permeability. Plant materials being trialled include hemp, oilseed rape, straw, Miscanthus and cork, with a variety of particle sizes, ratios and pre-treatments being tested and compared.

Read more about the work to develop hygrothermal plasters from plants here.