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Green Building Bible, Fourth Edition
Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
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    Hi I'm looking for advice from people who have "Slated" a gable end wall please. Not sure that's the correct term but I think you'll understand ?
    Firstly, The walls are lime internally.

    The gable itself faces straight into the worst of the west cumbrian weather and has numerous sycamore trees nearby.

    Add to that it's delicate nature having many cracks in the current render and the red sandstone underneath making me worry about chipping the render off and starting again. It's had scaffolding up numerous times in various peacemeal attempts to stop water penetration.

    So back to my original question.

    Would a natural slate and breathable membrane covering be a good way to tackle this problem and if so is there any helpful information online you can share please.
    Is the attic space habitable?

    EWI the whole wall would also be a solution - breathable and weather proof.
    Under stormy conditions we get penetrating damp - water accumulates in the wall when there's considerable wind driven rain and literally drips down window and door lintels inside.

    The whole wall probably needs repointing, but our first approach is to try something a little 'greener'.
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