I have an old victorian terraced property with a cellar.
Its not very damp at the moment as its well ventilated via the coal chute.
I want to upgrade it to a more practical space altho not a full blown habitable room as we use the cellar to store push bikes, mower, tools and logs for the fire.
The current floor is a well compacted earth sub soil and this will need to be dug out if we are to maintain the height we have. we are then planning a new concrete floor with DPM and to fit a rooflight over the coal chute with an air brick to maintain some ventilation.
We are looking to treat the existing brick walls with a breathable or cellar type paint to enhance the walls.
Is this a good idea? i have heard that the cellar paints are 'plastic' based and do not allow any breathability.
i have been given some lime to drop into a bucket of water as a traditional method of painting the walls. Is this recomended.
Any help gratefully received.