Welsh Stone Building Vs Traditional Brick Cavity Wall


Postby bluenun » Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:39 am

I hope this is the most relevant section I am posting this question in.

I am going to buy a property in South Wales, probably Glamorgan, Carmarthenshire, Brecon, Pembrokeshire and usually go for a brick and block cavity wall and concrete tile type property.

There are a couple of properties I like the look of that are built with Welsh stone and slate roof.

Do any of you know if they are built with a cavity or a just 1 thick stone layer?

Are they harder to keep warm in the cold weather and are they susceptible to damp on the internal walls?
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Postby welsh brickie » Wed Nov 26, 2014 5:12 pm

Look for the EPC report on the different houses to estimate the running costs of heating.
Damp can be a problem in any property, Stone houses are solid wall construction so are susceptible to more damp than cavity wall construction
your surveyor will provide a report on any damp issues
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