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Author Topic: 1600s cottage insulation  (Read 2556 times)
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« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2019, 09:45:09 AM »

Have you considered hemp + lime plaster for the internal walls  I looked at this some years ago when I started my selfbuild. There was a company in France developed it called Isochanve but a Google doesn't seem to show anything. I went out to Suffolk to see a small development of low energy homes and meet the architect called Ralf Carpenter. I think his brother was developing production in the UK.   May be worth a bit of research, much more in keeping with a old cottage than plasterboard.
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« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2019, 09:51:10 AM »

I looked at the eco-cork insulation but decided, after seeing it on several buildings that it was too soft and easy to damage, we went with the regular lime plaster. Perhaps the hemp is a harder mix, something to consider though.

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« Reply #17 on: December 21, 2019, 10:06:00 AM »

My sparks have fitted these into a few properties I manage

Good heaters.
Do you plan on installing WiFi?
Lots of WiFi enabled controls to bring heaters on prior to occupation etc.
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