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European Urban Conservation MSc Student Fieldtrip

Earth Construction Workshop at Logie Schoolhouse

European Urban Conservation students attended a very enjoyable workshop. The National Trust for Scotland's Little Houses Improvement Scheme provided a series of public workshops on Scotland's earth-built heritage.
Activities included lectures held at the House of Dun and an earth building workshop and site tour Logie Schoolhouse in Angus.

Earthworks 2008 Gallery 2008

The morning sessions on Scotland's earth building heritage and The conservation of earth buildings were led by Tom Morton of Arc Arcitecture whose practice is at the forefront of earth building technologies, conservation, and ecological design. Afternoon sessions were lead by Becky Little of Little and Davie Construction who specialise in traditional building craft skills.

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EUC 08 - a very educational day out! adding water and sand to the mortar examining the old earth walls boarding from inside the logie schoolhouse compacting the earthwall getting hands-on with the clay outside the logie schoolhouse clay mortar used in wall repair shaping stones for a 'moose ladder' explaination of earthworking techniques repairing wall with clay mortar mixing the straw and earth compacting the earthwall rolling the earth and straw to mix it more clay mortar f0or wall repair adding water to the mortar keep mixing that earth Students arrive at the House of Dun Morning Workshops at the House of Dun inside the logie schoolhouse frame removed from earth brick for drying mold used to make earth brick for repairs Earthwall under construction Arrival at the Logie Schoolhouse site adding straw to the mix House of Dun EUC students have earthbuilding techniques explained Adding to the earthwall