Professor Tom Woolley will give a free talk at the Mud and Wood House.
- Why should we consider alternatives to conventional building materials?
- Are some "eco-friendly" materials really as green as they claim to be?
- What building materials could be harmful?
- What are the alternatives?
- Tom will discuss a range of healthy, environmentally-friendly, natural building materials with a particular emphasis on hemp-lime construction.
The event is free, but numbers are strictly limited. This is a ticketed event.
Tom Woolley was Professor of Architecture at Queens University, Belfast between 1991 and 2007. He is Professor of Sustainable Rural Architecture at the Countryside and Communities Research Institute, University of Gloucester; Visiting Professor of Architecture at the Centre for Alternative Technology, Wales; and Visiting Professor of Architecture at the University of Central Lankashire. He is a Member of the Ministerial Advisory Group for Architecture, Northern Ireland and an Associate Member of the Energy Institute. He is the editor of the Green Building Digest and the Green Building Handbook. He is author of Natural Building and co-author of Hemp and Lime Construction. Currently, he works as a freelance educator and environmental consultant for Rachel Bevan Architects.
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Mud and Wood was founded in 2011 by husband and wife team, Colin Ritchie and Feile Butler. A carpenter and an architect, they designed, built and now live in their cob (mud) and timber-frame (wood) family home. They provide courses, consultancy, building and architectural services for natural building and/or self-build projects.