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Adobe (Mudbrick) Design & Construction

Friday 2nd-Sunday 4th September 2022

Over the 3 days we will cover everything you need to know to build an Adobe home to code, using local materials. The workshop is a mix of lectures, testing and ample time for hands-on practice at our Adobe yard in North Nelson.

- Design of load-bearing earth buildings (Adobe)

- Calculations (bracing design and R-value)

- Making & testing high-performing Adobe Bricks

- Logistics of Adobe Manufacure

- Developing & testing earthen mortar

- Building site set-up

- Laying Adobe Bricks

- Construction details services, windows & top plates

- Tips on easy ways to finish earthen walls

We teach to the NZ Earth Building Standards (please note that because of copyright we cannot reproduce any part of these - we recommend you buy a copy if you intend to design yourself)

Alcohol Free


September 2–4




Nelson & suburbs


4 Kanuka Rise, RD1

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