DB Building Conservation are a specialist lime plastering company based in Essex with many years of experience providing lime plaster repairs to historic and listed buildings in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire. With a background in historic building conservation all or our conservation work uses traditional materials ensuring the best long-term interests of historic buildings.
Old buildings are often considered harder to heat and keep warm than modern houses. This doesn't have to be the case. There is much that can be done to retrofit insulation to older properties. However, such work needs to be undertaken with an understanding of how traditional buildings perform, and employ materials that will work in harmony with the way these structures regulate moisture.
Failure to do so can lead to condensation, problems with damp and ultimately endanger parts of the building, such as timber frames. We can advise on and fit insulation that will safeguard existing structures and materials and create a warmer and more healthy domestic environment.
As a historic building restoration company we are experienced in the use of a range of insulating plasters, including hemp plaster, wood fibre and sheep's wool insulation.