Solid Wall Insulation Conference

, Subject : Technical

Roots attended a recent conference discussing how to insulate solid wall stone houses in Scotland.  The Conference was run by Changeworks, a charity who deliver solutions that enable people to live and work more sustainably, and featured presentations by organisations including Historic Scotland and the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings.

Roots Director Micheal commented, ‘The Conference featured a range of presentations which covered the issues associated with insulating old stone houses in Scotland.  This included a number of technical sessions in the morning and practical sessions in the afternoon.  There was also an exhibition featuring a number of different product manufacturers.  By inviting such a broad range of the industry to take part the Conference was able to consider issues holistically.  This didn’t throw up ‘one best way’ of tackling these challenges but did highlight the complex dynamic between the wall construction, moisture and internal and external temperatures through a number of case studies.  I understand that Changeworks will publish a Report of the Conference findings later this year with the support of Historic Scotland and the Scottish Government.  I look forwards to this report with interest and to continuing to follow this evolving research area.  The old stone houses we work with across the Highlands & Islands of Scotland demand a sensitive and rigorous approach so it is important that we are up-to-date with the latest advice’.

More information about the Conference can be found here (external site).

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