Royal Welsh Show 2016 - Visit us on Stand 786!
Ty-Mawr Lime Ltd is delighted again to be coordinating the ‘Building Skills’ section in the Countryside Care Area of the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show, following the success of this area at the 2014 & 2015 shows.
The area has become a ‘one stop shop’ for advice on building conservation and for show casing all that is new in sustainable builds. It brings together experts and craftsmen and women from across Wales and beyond, dealing with everything from building design and product specification to installation/implementation.
Visitors will be able to see demonstrations of lime plastering, stone carving, timber framing and decorative plaster work.
The area again has widespread support and participation from organisations such as the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, CADW, the Landmark Trust, the National Library of Wales, Welsh Traditional Building Forum, Adfer Ban a Cwm Building Preservation Trust, Jones & Fraser Traditional Builders, Royston Davies Conservation Builder, Gwent Lime Plastering, and Donald Insall Architects. They expect to be kept busy providing expert advice and information on the conservation and repair of traditional and historic buildings as well as the construction of new-build.
This year, we are especially pleased to welcome representatives from the British lime manufacturer, Singleton Birch, as well as Ty-Mawr's manufacturers of Welsh wool insulation, Eden Renewables. We will also be welcoming innovators of sustainable building materials from across Europe, including representatives from Glapor, German manufacturers of 100% recycled foamed glass insulation, and Secil, the Portuguese lime and cork producers/suppliers, and Homatherm, German manufacturers of woodfibre insulation boards.
Highlights this year include a packed programme of seminars each day including the Landmark Trust talking about their important restoration project of Llwyn Celyn, a Grade I listed medieval hall house in Monmouthshire, probably the most important heritage project in Wales at the moment. Another seminar will be on the Cynefin project with the National Library of Wales, which aims to repair and digitise around 1,200 tithe maps and transcribe over 30,000 pages of index documents by September 2016 to be freely available online as well as a range of product information seminars.
Ty-Mawr Lime will have their demonstration house on site, showing a wide range of products ‘in-situ’ including their Welsh Sheep’s wool insulation, woodfibre and cork boards as well as their traditional lime mortars and plaster and the popular, more sustainable alternatives including glaster and lime hemp plasters.
We will also be launching our Colours of Wales mineral paint range and our new Swedish wood paints range.
Ty-Mawr is proud to have won several awards this year for their work in this sector and specifically for their natural insulation systems (which are now registered with Local Authority Building Control) for use across the UK which will be on show with a focus on energy efficiency in older properties (for insulating walls, floors and roofs – naturally!) as well as wall systems for sustainable new builds.