Friday, 25 April 2008

Forest house reconstruction 2

Today we took delivery of materials for the new gable ends. While they were being unloaded one of the workmen was busy taking off the thick rendering on the front wall - I was not sure whether it might do damage to the walls because I didn't know what was underneath and had a vision of the whole wall coming down with this 1930's cement nightmare. But I was pleasantly surprised the rendering was coming off easily and exposing a much older, beautiful stone wall. So now the question is whether to render it again or whether to somehow keep the original stones uncovered. But we'll see.

1 comment:

Thud said...

I presume the coarse rubble was always rendered?...lime?