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Old Straw Insulation Stands the Test of Time
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During a recent small renovation at an Old Cob and Stone Built Cottage in Cornwall we discovered some very old but, to use a very modern term, very eco-friendly insulation in the ceiling.
It had certainly stood the test of time and we believe that it is probably from the turn of last century making it over 100 years old. It was used both as insulation and noise reduction between the lounge/drawing room and the bedroom upstairs.
Cornish Cob Cottage Cement Cladding
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The owners of a traditional Cornish Cob Built Cottage contacted us as, out of the blue, a hole had appeared in the render by the main door of their cottage. The render had expanded into a bubble and eventually cracked exposing the Cob substrate underneath.
We visited the property to the southeast of Truro and discovered that the property had been clad using a cement-based render, which can have the effect of essentially suffocating the Cob substrate.
Damp Limitation in Looe, Cornwall
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Cornwall has some of the most beautiful period properties in the country and we are lucky enough to work with some of them. The Old Chapel near Looe in Cornwall, that we recently completed, is one of them.