Get the lime work done while the sun shines!

Having had a long dry summer has definitely worked in our favour. Thank you Lord! This last couple of weekends we’ve ben able to get outside and finish up a few jobs before Jack Frost arrives…
We removed some cement render from the lower courses of bricks on the front which really damaged the bricks. We photographed the first part to show and discuss our proposals to the conservation officer.

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We proposed to remove the hard cement which doesn’t let the bricks breathe and cover it back up with lime. This was agreed and Owen set to work… and has sponged the final coat so it’s not as smooth a finish…

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While Owen worked on that I practised my newly learned repointing skills and finished the last of it on the front of the building. Not wanting to be too much of a show off but it looks surprisingly great!

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