Saturday, 24 January 2015
Lounge and Hall Progress - Day 2 – Rendering
The rendering was done using the same mix as the pointing, but this time it was sprayed on. 1 coat is sprayed onto the walls, left to dry for a while and then another coat sprayed over the top. This coat has to be left overnight ready for finishing. Way back, 2 windows were added to the north side of the lounge. Unfortunately the edges were not done with corner stones but concrete which had been painted. Even though Roger had given them a key, they were worried that the render would not stick. So, a second coat will be added tomorrow if they feel it will hold. While the rendering was being done, we also had an oak lintel put in over an existing hole. They found a lovely piece of old, oak complete with nails, that was used for the lintel. Once it’s dried, the lovely colour will come through. We’ve not found out what the hole was for, but I’m sure it served a purpose over 150 years ago. The hole had only been supported by some thin concrete which was not ideal, especially as it was supporting part of upstairs. Tomorrow, the wall in the hall will be “scratched” to reveal the final finish. We are so pleased with the progress so far.