• Walls

    The beginning of the solid wall insulation retrofit journey…

    Traditional methods such as lime plastering are often the preserve of buildings deemed to be of historical importance, yet it seems to have been forgotten that more modest properties such as the ubiquitous victorian terrace were also built with solid walls, lime plaster and a need to ‘breathe’. The designers and craftsmen who built them, were creating a carefully balanced internal climate to ensure occupant comfort, avoidance of damp & protection of the fabric of the building and its structural integrity. Lime plastering and more conservation approaches to damp remediation remain a niche area with the skills required attracting a cost premium. Rather than increased material cost, this may be…