A typical lime rendering project
A 16C stone and brick farmhouse on the Ugbrooke House Estate in Chudleigh East Devon had been rendered with cement at some point in the not to distant past, As you can see this cement was badly cracked, blown, hollow and was also letting damp into the property and not allowing it to breathe.
We firstly carefully stripped all the cement render off of the property, by hand, careful not to damage the stone work underneath. After letting the stone dry out, we applied a scat coat of haired lime mortar to all elevations, this was then scratched to help the next coat adhere. After this coat had gone off properly then a second coat of haired lime render was applied and then scratched as it dried. We then applied a third coat in places where it was still low to get a nice shape to the building.
Finally, after letting it all dry nicely the final top coat of unhaired lime mortar was applied this was then finished with a plastic float to give a smooth sandpaper finish and to curve around the reveals to give the property back its original look., Then scatted with a tyrolean gun to give it the pebbledash effect so that it matched the newer extension that had been built on the back.
Lastly a further coat was applied at the bottom to form a splashback .
Once everything was nice and dry the property was painted with four coats of mineral paint to match as close as we cud to the paint on the extension.
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