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Green Building Bible, Fourth Edition
Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
These two books are the perfect starting place to help you get to grips with one of the most vitally important aspects of our society - our homes and living environment.

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    • CommentAuthorMynamite
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2017 edited
    I am converting a room to a bathroom. It is brick built with cavity walls on two external walls and a concrete floor and concrete flat roof. It has been lime rendered on the outside. I am planning to insulate the roof and external walls with sheeps wool, and then I'd like to line with timber. What is the best treatment for a bathroom? Can engineered wood be used on walls and ceiling seeing as there will be no standing water, only water vapour? (there will be a fan fitted too). Is limewash good for coating woodwork? Would timber be ok round the shower or should I go for plasterboard and tiles? Thanks in advance.
    • CommentAuthorJeff B
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2017
    I can only really comment about the shower. Don't use plasterboard or timber anywhere near the shower, always use a cement based fibreboard such as Hardibacker board. I have used or come across all three and there really is no contest long-term.
    • CommentAuthorDarylP
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2017
    as above... water-resistant products only. p/b will probably absorb moisture eventually, the wood certainly will.
    Look for the HardiBacker, or cement/foam/cement sandwich board...
    Good luck...:smile:
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