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Can you insulate the inside of a cavity stone wall?

 
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Hello,

Stone walls seem to be terrible insulators and traditional stone buildings need to be beatheable right? So modern wall insulation not possible for British winters on solid stone walls?

But one thing i can't find out on the web, is whether you can insulate a stone wall if it has a cavity/ 2 walls?

Would moisture still be a problem etc?

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I'm not sure I"m understanding the question.

Is your current situation A:

outside |stone wall| air gap |stone wall| inside


Or is your current situation B:

outside |stone wall| inside

Or did you find a cave?

There are ways to insulate all three but the solutions maybe different for all three situations!
 
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Orin Raichart wrote:I'm not sure I"m understanding the question.

Is your current situation A:

outside |stone wall| air gap |stone wall| inside


Or is your current situation B:

outside |stone wall| inside

Or did you find a cave?

There are ways to insulate all three but the solutions maybe different for all three situations!



Tradition stone houses were built with solid walls as i understand it. These house walls need to be 'breathable', so a lime motar was used instead of modern cement which traps moisture.

But, say you put a cavity inside a natural stone wall and filled it with insulation - is there a moisture/damp issue?

 
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I have watched some Grand Designs shows where exactly what you speak of has been dealt with.
I gather its a fairly common process so it must be documented somewhere
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