When it came down to it, the presence of different substrates was a deciding factor in the final choice of materials. For example, for the stripped load-bearing walls, Barbaux Bâtiment applied a dubbing out coat made of Tradical® Bâtir formulated with air lime plus local sand. A finish was then applied consisting of a Tradical® Décor ready-to-mix air lime render trowelled down smooth thanks to its particle-size distribution.
One of the main advantages of this air lime render was that it was also used on most of the modern BA13-type plasterboard substrates, with little preparation work required. The end result is a harmonious use of materials.
The Barbaux Bâtiments team knows all the ins and outs of using this very smooth render, which has a creamy texture and thus a workability that can be easily adjusted to make it simple to apply. It has a longer drying time, which makes it easier to adjust the thickness as work progresses and provides high performance.
You can start living in your room that has been restored using Tradical® Décor the very next day!
What about hemp render?
Hemp render was totally new to the project owner. It can be seen in its all its glory in one of the rooms used as a home gym, where it was applied in its natural colour.
The overall aim was to create a healthy and cosy atmosphere, with natural pigments used for the colour scheme (Manuel Barbaux).
It all had to match with the decorative items dotted around the living space.