Building Techniques

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Our master craftsmen at work … the really enjoyed working on this building

Sheep’s wool insulation was used behind the walls of the New Building. When the Barn was constructed, it was insulated with special paper blown into the wall cavities. Here’s our builder sawing the wool to pack into the wall cavities.

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The natural sheep’s wool insulation makes the new building really warm

 

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Mixing the natural clay plaster – saffron coloured – used in the new building

Creating the lovely curved walls was all part of making the rooms feel serene - no hard edges!

Creating the lovely curved walls was all part of making the rooms feel serene – no hard edges!

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Creating the smooth rounded edges meant the plaster board had to be sliced into tiny panels

Creating the smooth rounded edges meant the plaster board had to be sliced into tiny panels

With the plasterboard wrapped around the edge of the window frame, plaster was then applied to smooth the surface and finish the distinctive curve

With the plasterboard wrapped around the edge of the window frame, plaster was then applied to smooth the surface and finish the distinctive curve

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