Oldways Flore Northamptonshire
Some structural cracking was occuring in several places.
Note: chicken wire within render, peeling plastic paint and crude finish to render.
A conservation engineer surveyed the property before any repairs were carried out.
Main Road Barton Under Needwood
Sibbertoft - Grade II Timber Framed listed building
This Grade II timber framed Listed Building had been re-rendered in the 1980's with a cement render!! This had cracked when the structure seasonally moved, these cracks then let water into the structure and into the property.
The cracked panels were removed, any lose brick panels taken down and rebuilt and then re-rendered with a non-hydraulic mix. Finally three coats of external grade limewash were applied.
Cracks and removed cement render.
Limewashing at Guilsborough, Northamptonshire
This property was limewashed with three coats of Buttermilk coloured pure limewash applied onto a porous background it will enable the structure to breath.
The house has been previously lime rendered onto a cob structure so any modern paint system would have been detrimental.
Wormleighton Manor Gatehouse
The Gatehouse and the Tower Cottage is a Grade II* Listed Building. It was built for Sir Robert,first Lord Spencer in 1613.
It is mainly Ironstone ashlar, with moulded stone cornices, string courses and parapets. The lath and plaster ceiling under the archway was in need of repair. Although the laths were in a sound condtion the plaster ceiling was taken down due to its bad state of repair. Traditional haired coarse stuff was used together with a lime rich top coat and limewash.