[Strawbale] garden staw bale office - scrim

Kitta Potgieter kitta at firefly....co.uk
Tue Mar 6 19:44:03 CET 2007

If stiffness was not an issue, then you could have used plasterers' scrim - 
it's a lot cheaper than grass matting.  I bought mine from Tiranti's 
(www.tiranti.co.uk), but I see Ty-mawr lime (www.lime.org.uk) also sells 


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "donald mchardy" <fieryx at hotmail...>
To: <strawbale at amper....muni.cz>
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2007 3:41 PM
Subject: RE: [Strawbale] garden staw bale office


On a different topic, you may recall the discussion about how to get plaster
to adhere to the window frames, roof bar and the myriad ply/osb surfaces
that the plaster wouldn't stick to.

I went to my local garden centre and bought sheets of dried grass matting
and stapled that on. I can't remember what it's called, but if you go to the
section where they sell rolls of bamboo and other garden screening material
you'll find it. It's brown and comes in 2m & 4m rolls. about £15 a roll (a
drop in the bucket comapred to overall costs) and it is absulutely *superb*
for the job.

It staples up no probs onto any flat wooden surface and the plaster sticks
to it like glue. It forms a natural, pleasing curve round windows and
doorframes and even upside down the plaster sticks to it.


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