Heritage Open Days, Heritage Skills Centre, Lincoln Castle. 9th – 10th
EMESS and EBUKI present Arch Building with Clay Blocks and Mud and Stud
The workshops will take place between 10 am and 4.30 pm on the 9th & 10th
The workshops will involve volunteers from EMESS and will
be open for the public to participate in.
It will take place within the
confines of the Heritage Skills Centre courtyard.
The first workshop will consist of constructing 4 separate arches, built on
formers, using earth blocks of approximately 450 x 225 x 100 mm in size. The
arches will be
approximately 1.5m wide x 0.9m deep x 1.5m high. They will be
built using a mud mortar mixed on site.
The second workshop will be
to construct a lancet arch of earth blocks using a former. The arch will be
approximately 2.5m wide x 0.9m deep and 2.5m high. It will be free
but will have a scaffold for support. It will be built using a mud mortar
that will be mixed on site.
The third workshop will consist of mixing
and applying a ‘mud and stud’ mix to ready assembled frames. The frames will
be approximately 1m square.
All EMESS personnel have experience of working with earth.
workshops will be run by suitably qualified/experienced staff.
to be given prior to commencement on both days.
All participants will be
given instruction prior to starting.