An Investigation Into The Use Of Natural Additives To Improve Water Resilience Of Earthen Plasters

The study aims to compare the water resilience of various natural additives with synthetic options. The focus will be on freely available, raw materials sourced locally within Sundarban Union in Dinajpur District, northwest Bangladesh.

Low-income households are not always able to provide stabilisation with the addition of such additives as cement. The research endeavours to identify sustainable, low-cost alternatives to vernacular architecture and construction in order to improve quality and increase longevity of earthen plasters.