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We are renovating an old Bressan house in Bresse. It was built with half-timbered and rammed earth. Is it possible to make an exterior insulation on adobe walls? The rammed earth is a perspiring material, what can be put as insulation?

Rammed earth walls and wood sides can be very durable, provided do not change their hygrometric equilibrium. Insulating a rammed earth wall can make it lose its basic qualities: inertia, phase shift, and even more accelerate its degradation. If the wall really needs to be isolated, focus oninsulation from the inside, on the basis of counter-partitions or doublings separated from the load-bearing wall, by installing high and low ventilations at regular intervals.

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