ACAN Natural Materials Masterclass: Finishes

Date: Thursday 14th July   Time: 19:00-20:30   Location: Online via Zoom

An evening with experts in natural materials including ASBP Director, Simon Corbey, who will be introducing ASBP’s Paints and Finishes Group. The event will also be joined by speakers from ASBP members Clayworks and Brouns & C0.


About this event

Hosted by the ACAN Natural Materials group

Are you keen to specify natural materials but aren’t sure where to start? Do you already work with natural materials and are looking to expand your knowledge? Join us at the monthly Natural Materials events series to learn the crucial role natural materials play in a positive future for our planet – and how to use them on your projects.

Natural materials are durable, improve the microclimate of indoor spaces, and are better for your health and the environment! Natural materials and finishes are not only VOC free but can also offer better performance than their chemically-engineered counterparts. For example, the hygroscopic behaviour of some natural finishes allows them to passively regulate the humidity of your indoor environment, minimising mould and fungal growth. And it’s not just physical health, research has shown that natural materials have a beneficial effect on our mental health too.


Simon Corbey – ASBP

The Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP) is a non-profit, mission driven organisation, with an ever-growing membership alliance of forward-thinking companies and institutions from across the built environment sector. The ASBP mission is “To lead the transformation to a healthy low carbon built environment by championing the understanding and use of demonstrably sustainable building products.”

Clare Whitney – Clayworks

Clayworks is the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of 100% natural clay plasters. Based in Cornwall, the company was originally a cob building company and has focused on researching and developing natural interior wall finishes that are highly contemporary, consistent in high quality and easily accessible to everybody, anywhere in the world. Clare Whitney has worked with the company for 15 years.

Rachel Fowler – Rachel Fowler Interiors

Rachel Fowler Interiors’ designs spaces for health and wellbeing. Having worked at a design house in Hamburg, Rachel now has a studio at home – on the English South Coast – where she creates beautiful, sustainable interiors, as well as a growing collection of eco-friendly and biodegradable wallpaper.

Ben Sturges – Graphenstone

Using the highest quality raw materials – lime, minerals, and natural resins combined with graphene – Graphenstone fuses traditional materials with innovation and technology, to deliver a natural coating with modern day performance and Class 1 durability.

Jeffrey Hart – The Natural Builder – Earth Floors

Jeffrey blends the tried and tested methods of heritage vernacular building with modern building and material science to create buildings that are healthy to the builder, occupant and the environment. Floors make up a significant part of the thermal envelope and Jeffery will discuss poured earth floors.

Michiel Brouns – Brouns & Co.

Brouns are a UK manufacturer of natural linseed paint. Natural linseed paint is undergoing a renaissance thanks to its sustainability, durability, natural ingredients and hypoallergenic properties. Brouns & Co linseed paint is made from all-natural ingredients, with no plastics or VOCs. Brouns & Co work with architects’ practices all over the world.

Key details

Date: Thursday 14th July

Time: 19:00-20:30

Location: Online (Zoom)

Registration: FREE, booking essential


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