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Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
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    • CommentAuthorSilky
    • CommentTimeJun 23rd 2018
     
    I'm currently patching up an existing wooden framed gable with brick infill and lime mortar render. I want this to act as part of my air tight layer due to the difficulty of getting this tight on the inside where the timbers are exposed for effect. Overall the condition is very good.

    I will be using a hydraulic lime render + lime putty in wooden cracks etc.. I see that a metal ribbed lath fixed to the wood would give the best (rigid) support to the render.

    After this I will need to drill through at various points to provide support for the insulation and facade. I'm concerned that if I hit the metal lath while drilling the drill may 'grab' on the lath and make a mess. Does anyone know if this is a legitimate concern?

    Any ideas for alternatives, although all systems I can think of reed / metal / wood have some element of metal wire in them? Not sure where I would get wood and not sure I'm component enough to deal with fixing and plastering over reed, or if I like the idea, since that it what has blown off from the original wood.
    • CommentAuthorSilky
    • CommentTimeJun 23rd 2018 edited
     
    may have answered my own question.. opinions of Heraklith? would be used in 20 cm wide strips fixed over the timber frame, to provide mechanical support to render which has to join up to the render on the brick in-fill, I realise some cracking could always occur, but I'm looking to reduce cracking to absolute minimum
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      CommentAuthordjh
    • CommentTimeJun 23rd 2018
     
    Posted By: Silkymay have answered my own question.. opinions of Herkalith? would be used in 20 cm wide strips fixed over the timber frame, to provide mechanical support to render which has to join up to the render on the brick in-fill, I realise some cracking could always occur, but I'm looking to reduce cracking to absolute minimum

    Woodwool boards provide very good support for lime render. That's what we have covering the timber box beam on our house and in a few other places. There are various brands.
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