Inside and out, repairs are necessary to alleviate further problems at a later date.
Here you can see both completed walls with guttering and down pipes replaced. A cover for the French doors has also been added.
Here you can see the damage to the two south walls that cement render has caused. Here I have begun stripping the old render.
The outer lintel has now been removed as it was rotten and almost dust. The crack above is the result of no support from the lintel. The lintel rotted because it had been plastered over and was constantly wet.
Repairs to south facing walls in Shrewton.
This property needed repairs to both south facing walls. Both plinths were plastered and once the old render was removed it was decided to repoint and leave them open to the air. While removing the render, the lintel over the French doors was rotten, so that was replaced with oak and also the three lintels on the second wall were either replaced or inserted where they were missing. The opening to the French doors was also widened to allow new doors to be fitted. A new conservatory was also fitted so that the new lime mortars covered where the conservatory butted the wall.
Here you can see the repaired wall to the right of the door with the church in the background.
Here, parts of the church wall are in serious need of repair. Certain sections were marked and repairs begun.
The old render of the church wall fell away quite easily. Some of the cement render was more difficult to remove.
The church wall needed repairing in six different places, each section being about two metres wide. After carefully removing old concrete render one large crack needed repairing and securing. Also the footings in one section of the wall had collapsed and had to be reconstructed underneath and then the bricks replaced and repointed. A three layer lime repair was made to the wall and made ready for a limewash to be applied to the whole wall.
The plastic bath surround was removed and replaced with tongue and groove. The woodwork was painted with Earthborn eggshell.
Internal cracks in a bathroom have been exposed. These need to be repaired before the whole bathroom is replastered using lime render.
Here you can see the finished wall after repairs and plastering had been completed. The wall was then painted with Earthborn claypaint.
Replastering and redecorating a bathroom.
I removed all the old plaster in this bathroom, repaired the wall where necessary and replastered with a fine coat of lime mortar. This was allowed to dry and was painted with an Earthborn interior claypaint. The surround on the bath was removed and replaced with tongue and groove, then painted with Earthborn eggshell along with all the other wood and skirting in the room.