Lime Thermal Insulation

Thermal Insulation of Solid Walls

The ProblemEnergy efficiency of old buildings is a hot topic nowadays. Unlike new buildings which are designed and built with adequate insulation in mind, the retrofit insulation of old buildings – especially the ones with solid walls – poses significant…

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The Importance of Salts in Rising Damp

The Importance of Salts The importance of salts in rising damp can not be overstated. Salts are an extremely important but often much neglected aspect of rising damp. The rising water flow draws up diluted salts from the ground, depositing…

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Pointing & Plastering

The primary concern in replastering and repointing old walls is the presence of salts. In old buildings, due to their age, salts become an integral part of the building fabric. Getting rid of them is really not an option, which…

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How Salts Damage Old Buildings?

The problem of moisture movement in old buildings are accompanied by the migration of salts, the moisture problem becoming a dual problem of water and salts.What are Salts?Salts are minerals made up of two electro-chemical parts called ions. The electrically positive…

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Renovation Plasters

Older walls in need for replastering need special handling in any of the following cases: Building age: for walls older than a 100 years Rising damp: the building has/had rising damp, there are signs (at the bottom of the walls…

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