Muddy Mortars

Background

This historic property had been poorly renovated, and had lost all of its character beneath layers of flat cement plaster. It was ugly, damp, and pokey, and virtually every lintel in the building was rotten. The client wanted us to use breathable materials to tackle the damp issues, and asked us to reveal and enhance the original character of the building.

Our Work

We removed thirty tonnes of cement and rubbish, and carried out a full renovation using breathable heritage materials, repairing the cob and stonework as necessary. We uncovered and restored two inglenook fireplaces, and replaced around 14 lintels with reclaimed oak. We also doubled the width of the doorway on the ground floor to create a more open plan feel to the building.

Types of work completed:

  • Brick Work
  • Cob Repairs
  • Inglenook Restoration
  • Internal Lime Pointing
  • Sponge-Finished Lime Plaster
  • Stone Repairs
  • Structural Cob Work
  • Replacement of Rotten Lintels

Conclusion

The property now has a much more spacious feel to it, and is unique in its beauty. It is filled with soft plastered curves and warm characterful timbers. Each wall has a feature that catches the eye and engages the mind. As well as being warm and dry, it positively oozes charm and history.

Project Gallery

To get a quote or to arrange a building assessment, call us on 07842 199713 or 01736 741272.