Hempcrete insulation

Robin2020

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Livestock Farmer
Looking at your photo's it does look like you need a 1 metre deep french drain putting in on the sides into the hillside. I have one on my farmhouse as one wall is 1 metre below soil level. It has clean limestone as the french drain fill and drain pipe at the base. Large welsh slate sheets seperate the french drain limestone from the stone of the house. It works very well and the walls are dry despite being in very wet Lancashire.
Yes I am doing similar. I dig it all out, let dry, repoint, and then fill with 49mm clean stone. On the deepest face I have perf drainage at 3 levels which joins to pipes down the sides. Much be better than clay!!!
 

Robin2020

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Livestock Farmer
Dont be guided by planners they know nothing. English heritage is your friend and will tell the planners what needs to be done hence why I managed to get 3G glazing, scandinavian doors, en suite bathrooms etc etc in a listed building. Had originally been told by planners I could not have any of that. Big thing with English Heritage was the Partel MVHR system as according to them in a Listed Building it was the best way to "protect the fabric of the building" and now I have it working I can understand why. Was not cheap but worth every penny as it extracts the moisture but retains the heat and with a wife who has asthma also keeps pollen out the house as an added benefit.

Dont be guided by planners they know nothing. English heritage is your friend and will tell the planners what needs to be done hence why I managed to get 3G glazing, scandinavian doors, en suite bathrooms etc etc in a listed building. Had originally been told by planners I could not have any of that. Big thing with English Heritage was the Partel MVHR system as according to them in a Listed Building it was the best way to "protect the fabric of the building" and now I have it working I can understand why. Was not cheap but worth every penny as it extracts the moisture but retains the heat and with a wife who has asthma also keeps pollen out the house as an added benefit.
To be honest the planners are not interested in the inside. I could leave it. However the main wall is filled with concrete and all sorts, so not really worth having for a feature. I must read up on this MVHR system.....
 

Robin2020

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Livestock Farmer
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Chipped back the concrete to make level. Shame to lose the water wheel arch on the right tho..You can also see burnt wood from when it burned down 50yrs back. It's 200 yrs old.
 

Robin2020

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Livestock Farmer
Yes it's in a very bad way. I will dig down to foundations and no doubt most of it will need rebuilding. 3 windows go in that face so much needs removing anyway.
Big job...
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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