Diathonite Screed Project
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.
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