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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Cork Board

Most of our Cork board is coated with lime and out of sight, but we just like the look of it without the lime plaster around the yard at Stoneware (and of course it’s Cork so it doesn’t mind our seaside location too much!)

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