Feature Case Study-click on the image above for slide show

This beautiful and ancient listed timber framed cottage had been rendered inside and out with a hard cement render at some time in the 20th Century.

The result was that far from keeping the damp out of the house, it retained it within the walls- wattle and daub with timber sole plate and studs- it did not stand a chance, and the timbers soon began to decay.

The sole plate completely gone and many of the oak studs rotted to a metre or more above ground, the house was in danger of collapse.

With a new sole plate, rotted studs scarfed with replacement oak and the whole rendered with a chalk,lime and hair mix, the cottage is once more a joy to live in and to behold.