Upgrading and insulating traditional stone buildings

If you are exploring how to insulate a traditional stone building, you will find this helpful.  Anthony Gwynne of Forest of Dean Council has written a detailed report on upgrading stone buildings.

Topics covered by the report include:

  • Upgrading traditional buildings using lime and modern applications
  • Re-pointing and repair of existing walls
  • Lime mortars, renders, plasters and decorative finishes suitable for breathable buildings
  • Breathable paints suitable for breathable buildings
  • Upgrading (renovating) existing thermal elements
  • Replacement (renewal) of thermal elements
  • Repair and retiling of stone roofs

The Centre for Alternative Technology also have experience of stone buildings in Wales and will be a helpful source of additional advice and case studies. They offer a free advice line on 01654 705989 or email