Improving Breathability for a Period Townhouse

About the Property

12 St Fimbarrus Road is a period terraced townhouse situated in the Historic Port of Fowey.


This property was suffering from damp problems on the front elevation, mainly due to the stonework being clad in non-breathable cement render applications and non-breathable paints.

Solutions and Materials

To maintain the breathability of the building we removed the existing render and paint applications, then using a Lime mortar we introduced a 3-coat Lime render to the exposed stonework. This was followed by the introduction of a 4-stage Beeck Mineral Paint System.

The materials we used for the Lime render were NHL 2, CLS 28 & horsehair and NHL2, CLS 35 & fibre glass mesh.

Works were carried out by Leslie Cornell Building Restoration Ltd