We were excited to collaborate with our friends Eco-Renovation UK on an exhibition stand at The Listed Property Show at Olympia London over the weekend 24 & 25 February. The two-day event saw crowds of people flock in from all over the UK, especially from London’s surrounding counties.
Adam Illes, Founder of Eco-Renovation UK and a damp, insulation and renovation expert for older properties was on hand to guide people through the complexities of renovating and treating listed buildings. His display of Hempcrete blocks created quite a stir with many unaware of the extent of thematerial’s insulative properties, thermal mass and ability to regulate moisture and improve indoor air quality. It was great to see so many people engaged with natural materials and clued up on the need for traditional and breathable methods of renovation and restoration. However, it was even more pleasing to see such a positive reaction from newcomers to the highly breathable hemp and lime-based biomaterials we were promoting – from hempcrete to hemp insulation panels and of course, our own high performance hemp and lime plaster, Breathaplasta.
Other show highlights for the heritage enthusiast were practical demonstrations of lime plaster, lime mortar and lead work, window restoration, brickwork and paint and master carvers at work. In addition is was great to see ISO Energy’s informative talk on sensitively integrating modern renewable technologies into our older listed buildings.
A feature display of Buildings at Risk in association with Historic England and SAVE Britain’s Heritage capped off a great exhibition and highlighted the responsibility and commitment required of those who take on our heritage buildings to restore them and to preserve their legacy.
Thanks go to the organisers and we look forward to introducing our high performance lime plaster and lime-based biocomposites to new visitors in 2019.
If you missed us at The Listed Property Show you’ll be pleased to know that we’re also exhibiting at ecobuild 06-08 March 2018 /ExCeL, London.