Ty Mawr at the Royal Welsh Show 2017

Date published: 19/07/2017

We are delighted to be in our eighteenth year of exhibiting at the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show and are thrilled to be in our sixth year of organising “The Traditional and Sustainable Building Skills Marquee” in the Countryside Care Area.


On Wednesday 26th July at 12pm, we will launch our Sylfaen insulated foundation system – an innovative, low-impact foundation made from 100% recycled foamed glass for domestic new builds as well as groundworks, car parks, stadiums and largescale commercial projects. This is significant development and we very much hope you can help us to celebrate.
RSVP: bethany.evans@lime.org.uk  or sarah.johnson@lime.org.uk


As well as our usual exhibition house and wide range of traditional and sustainable building materials, insulation and paints, we will also be showcasing our new paint range - Graphenstone - this is new to the UK and the only paint with Cradle to Cradle Gold certification and  our new Limecrete Direct Service – the UK’s first nationwide ready mixed Limecrete delivery service.


Our technical team will be on hand to discuss our ‘breathable, natural insulation solutions” for roof, floor, solid wall and timber-frame build-ups - all with Local Authority Building Control Registered Details and we are delighted that we will also have representatives from some of the leading manufacturers of our materials in the UK including Francisco Lopez Bosch from The Graphene Company (London) Ltd, - supplier of our Graphenstone Paint Range, Darren Scutt, Singleton Birch – our supplier of natural hydraulic limes, and Myles Yallop - The Limecrete Company, who specialise in installing our limecrete floors.


We are again pleased to be hosting a range of talks on materials, building legislation, conservation and repair with speakers from The Royal Commission on Ancient and Historic Monuments of Wales and Donald Insall Architects to name a few – check out our website for a full programme. These organisations, as well as the Powys War Memorials Project, CADW, Welsh School of Architecture, Jones and Fraser Traditional Builders, Royston Davies Conservation Builder, John Weaver’s Contractors, Rowan Bespoke Furniture will all be present.


Please see a below for the talks currently scheduled. This is subject to change. 

  Monday Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday 

Roundwood timber framing, a low impact solution to the housing crisis
Ray (Tŷ-Pren)

Introducing the Powys War Memorials Project.
Nathan Davies
(Powys War Memorials Project Officer)

Limecrete floors their properties and installation. Introducing Limecrete Direct
Myles Yallop (The Limecrete Company) & Nigel Gervis (Ty-Mawr Lime Ltd.)

Bringing a building back to life – the sustainable retrofit of a Herefordshire home
Alison Davies
(Royston Davies Ltd.)

12:00 Midday 

Energy retrofit of timber-framed buildings
Chris Whitman
(Welsh School of Architecture)

Introducing the Commission’s latest projects – the List of Historic Place Names in Wales and CHERISH
David Thomas & James January-McCann
(The Royal Commission)

Introducing the Sylfaen Insulated Foundation System for ecological new-build
David Chambers
(Ty-Mawr Lime Ltd.)


Introducing Graphenstone Paint – revolutionary mineral paint for interiors and exteriors
Francisco Lopez- Bosch (The Graphene Company (London) Ltd.)


An introduction to the MSc in Sustainable building Conservation at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University
Chris Whitman
(Welsh School of Architecture)

Philosophy & Repair of Old Buildings
Tom Jones, Finn Fraser & Scott Bradburn
(Jones & Fraser Ltd.)

ABC Historic Mapping Project
Helen Whitear
Landscape Archaeologist


An Introduction to Singleton Birch Lime
Rob Day (Singleton Birch Ltd.)

An easy guide to an old or listed building.
Matt Osmont
(Donald Insall Architects)

‘Calch – Discovering the Lime Industry of the Black Mountain’
Sarah Rees
(Dyfed Archaeological Trust)