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Stoneware Studios manufacture, supply and promote an extensive range of quality materials and services for the repair of Historic Buildings.

Kerry Event

Spot the Stoneware Studios sign hidden behind my chief hecklers. We had an enjoyable day last Saturday in Muckross, Killarney. ‘Great to field lots of questions from people repairing their old buildings in Kerry. Thanks to Victoria and Toddy for organising the event. Shout out to my fella exhibitors Ruairi Dennison, Gareth O’Callaghan and Peter

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Training Day

We’d a lovely bunch of people in for some Lime training on Thursday. Thanks to all who attended. We’re looking forward already to the next one on the 20th.

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Cork Board Insulation

Normally our Cork board goes on the wall as it’s a brilliant thermal and acoustic insulation. But why not the floor too! Thanks, Lionel for the photo, super work as always

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Secil Lime Render

‘Looks great Tom, nice job; Ballybunion Garda Station complete with Secil Lime render outside and Calcium Silicate board inside.

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Dublin Heritage Buildings Show

Lovely to spend the weekend chatting to lots of new and old friends at Dublin Heritage Building Show in Merrion Square Park. Not least my co-host and old pal, the ever-young Peter Kelly from Conservation Technology. Also shout out to Shane and the Nolans crew next door and all the BFLI people. It was really

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Training at Pilmore

So nice to have a full house this morning at our Lime Rendering and Plastering Course. There’s a real appetite for learning out there at the moment. 3 more course on Decoration of Old Buildings, Pointing, and Insulating Old buildings before the end of the month so it’s all go in Pilmore.  

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Lime Render & Plaster

Mary Robinson Centre in Ballina, Co. Mayo. Great job done with Lime render and plaster. Cork board insulation, Stoneware Studios repair mortars, Earthborn Breathable paints inside and out. Cast Iron rainwater goods and you name it this has it. Well done Mayo Co Co for a great job and Brian and all at LPB.

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Insulating Plaster

Otterbein Calcea Insulating Plaster supplied by Stoneware Studios being applied by the men of Kenneth Sisk Plastering in Cork City. Easy to apply, no biodegradation, NHL with perlite (natural forming volcanic glass used for a long time for drainage and aeration) and with v good thermal performance we like this product.  Thermal conductivity 0.083 W/(m-k)

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Mould, rot and trapped dampness

So this is what happens when foil-backed PIR insulated plaster board is attached to solid stone walls in Ireland; mould, rot and trapped dampness. Unfortunately it’s all too common. Check out the alternatives at one of our Insulating Old Buildings workshops this summer.

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Riven Laths

Marie & Ronan in East Cork doing a fab job on their seaside home. ‘Love these old riven laths; so much cultural history behind the making of these houses in fishing villages around our coast. Good luck with the EcoCork insulating plaster, more pics to follow…

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