I've been researching and learning a lot about the construction of old Irish stone cottages and how to properly restore them. It's quite interesting how a lot of the modern best practices don't apply or are actually counterproductive in the process. I'm really starting to appreciate the simple but resilient design of stone houses
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A good example is how a lot of these stone cottages had their lime render replace by a shell of concrete in the 70's, effectively preventing the walls to breathe, trapping moisture in and making the whole place damp, cold and rotting.

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