This is my first and probably last post, so go easy!
I'm building a pair of 2 bed cottage-style homes on the outskirts of a nice village and want to give the houses some character by adding a black rendered band around the base of the walls. Ideally, I would like the band to be about 400mm high, which means bridging the dpc... I have considered fixing some sort of waterproof tile board over the dpc, but I worried the walls won't be able to breath.
Any tips or advice would be much appreciated. If it's not possible, I'll use stone slips.