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Need advice on types of wall construction and rendering
June 17, 2014 in Design Dilemma
We're about to build an extension and want the look to be clean and modern so fancy white render. But I'm confused about all the different types available and also not sure about wall construction. Want the walls to be as thin as possible (as space is at a premium) but with excellent thermal values. I don't know whether I should be using concrete blocks, aerated blocks, cavities, insulation, thermal render...? And on the subject of render - sand and cement, polymer, through-coloured...? What are the implications on U values, damp, maintenance etc? Please help!