Diathonite Screed Project

Diathonite Screed Project

Product Used: Diathonite Screed & Watstop

Location: Cumbria


Project Type:  Renovation

Screed Thickness Applied: 50mm

Existing Substrate: Cement

CASE STUDY - Insulating Walls & Floors of Stone Buildings


Why Diathonite Screed?

Diathonite screed is a cork based eco-friendly product and was chosen for this Cumbrian renovation for several reasons.  

1 - To provide additional insulation 

2 - Futureproof the lower level room - prone to flooding

3 - Eco - friendly characteristics

An additional benefit is that a room with Diathonite Screed will have a constant temperature even when heating is turned off. The temperature uniformity creates a feeling of thermal comfort inside the room

Watstop was applied 50mm up the existing sandstone wall and returned to the floor.  This 3 component epoxy cement waterproofing, creates an effective barrier against rising damp, avoiding any humidity related issues.  

The area where there was a deeper void (an existing staircase was taken out) was filled with aerated glass foam granulate insulation before applying the Diathonite Screed

Please note a mesh was placed over all pipes before the insulation was applied on top.

For more information regarding any of the products mentioned above, please do not hesitate to contact Ecological Building Systems at info@ecologicalbuildingsystems.com 

Individuals are welcome to arrange an appointment and/or visit for a free technical consultation regarding new build projects or indeed a retrofit project.