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|Are Period Properties Sustainable? by James Mott|
Many owners of period properties are concerned about their energy efficiency. ProjectBook has some hints for owners considering their options.
Categories: Damp, Maintenance, Property, Building Conservation, Listed Buildings, Restoration, Country Life Articles, Sustainability
|Condensation: Cause, Effect and Solutions by John Keleher|
Recently, while sharing a few beers with an architect friend, I experienced a sense of déjà vu. I knew what was coming next, because it has happened so many times before.
Categories: Property, Listed Buildings, Damp, Country Life Articles
|Conserving period buildings and lime by Ben Smith|
Many period building owners have a perception that using lime is prohibitively difficult. Not the case, says Ben Smith
Categories: Limewash, Damp, Listed Buildings, Building Conservation, Lime, Lime Mortars Render
|Dampness in Traditional Buildings by Paul Watts |
With the introduction of cavity walls, cement, plastic paints and DPCs, it was mistakenly thought that sealing a building was essential for modern living in traditionally built structures. In most cases, sealing an old building is the last thing that it needs. The resultant build up of moisture feeds fungal growth, rot, cold walls, higher heating bills and even structural damage.
Categories: Damp, Sustainability, Maintenance, Restoration, Listed Buildings, Building Conservation, Property
|Insulation – Meeting the carbon Challenge by Paul Watts|
The UK is committed to reducing it's carbon emissions by at least 60% by 2050 and are investigating ways to try to reach this target. Some far reaching changes will have to be introduced by the Government, some already have. The higher cost of energy combined with the EU driven Energy Performance Certificates (EPC's) have hugely increased interest in home owners looking for the most efficient way to make their buildings more energy efficient.
Categories: Damp, Sustainability, Maintenance, Property, Interiors
|Old houses: The importance of using breathable materials by Alan Tierney|
If you have been involved in caring for or repairing an old house you will have heard about the importance of “breathability”. I hope you will have heard it early on and often because it really is vitally important. But what does it mean?
Categories: Lime, Paints, Property, Building Conservation, Lime Mortars Render, Listed Buildings, Limewash, Damp, Country Life Articles, Maintenance
|Sustainability and Historic Buildings by Alan Tierney|
Climate change has driven environmental concerns to the top of the agenda in nearly every aspect of our lives. Along the way ‘sustainability’ has become a buzz word.
Categories: Limewash, Damp, Sustainability, Maintenance, Building Conservation, Lime, Lime Mortars Render, Country Life Articles
|The Care and Maintenance of Cotswold stone by Martin Hall|
What attracts us to the rural idyll of the Cotswolds?Even in these difficult market conditions the attraction of a stone cottage in this beautiful countryside is hard to resist. The stone buildings in the Cotswolds embody the best English traditions of craftsmanship and ordered beauty. Nothing gives our landscape such richness, individuality and charm as the local building materials. From the brown ironstones of north Oxfordshire and the greyer stones of north Gloucestershire, through to the honey coloured stones of south Gloucestershire, the essential quality of the Cotswolds is its limestone.
Categories: Property, Building Conservation, Lime Mortars Render, Limewash, Damp, Country Life Articles, Maintenance
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