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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:27 am 
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Hey guys.

Looking for advice on my home renovation project in terms of how to cover the internal walls. Introductory post to my project is here: http://www.ultimatehandyman.co.uk/forum1/new-member-new-project-t89940.html

Long story short for purpose of this post. House is 170 yrs old and built from double skinned stone. I'm gutting throughout and stripping back to the bare walls, raking out and re-pointing with a lime mortar.

My question is related to finishing the walls. As I understand it, the stone walls need to be able to 'breath' and I believe the best option is to have the walls lime plastered, which could work out quite expensive?

I'd like to understand what other options are worth considering. Is foam dot/dabbing plasterboard up and then skimming over an option? I appreciate I will lose an inch or so on the circumference of the room but that's no biggy. My biggest concern is around moisture/damp. I know you can get damp-proofed board (foam backed of some sort?) and that could possibly an option?

Anyway, over to you guys. Appreciate your advice/comments.

Below are a couple of shots of the wall in current state.
Thanks in advance

/Danny


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I would look at dry lining. This PDF is worth a read http://www.xtratherm.com/wp-content/the ... e_11_3.pdf

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That's an interesting option I was not aware of, thanks DWD. I'll read through that document later.

I'm assuming the outer board can be skimmed to give a flat finish for painting, just like with any plasterboard?

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Yes that is correct. The thoughts I had on this was more of insulation as well as the clean finish. I think dry lining is the way to approach this. :thumbright:

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Interesting conversation with a builder who came out to look at one of my bigger jobs. He's done quite a bit of work on a lot of the older stone built properties in the area and he's said that there is no perfect solution to finishing stone. The method he uses and has suggested is to baton out the wall with tanalised timber and then board over with foil backed plasterboard.

The baton leaves a breathable space for the stone and the foil backed board keeps the damp away.

Seem reasonable?



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Sorry, I missed your last post. I guess the local guy has the best experience of this in the stone built properties he has worked on. I would be paranoid about heat loss and I think I would want to examine higher insulation methods as well. :thumbright:

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Maybe try a hemp lime plaster, I'll be going for that on my solid brick renovation soon


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Before you make any final decisions have a look at this http://www.plasterersforum.com/posts/1062790/
There are a few more articles on this site that deal with your situation but to view them you will have to register first. You could also ask your questions on the forum and the relevant experts will give sound advice. The language can be quite colourful on there though!

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