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.
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6 comments:

  1. Wow, wow, wow, you are not going to know your own house very soon. It is amazing what you have done, you must be so pleased with it all. We are so looking forward to seeing the finished product after having seen it before you started. Take care D & N xx

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    1. Looking forward to buying pretty things for the lounge x

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  2. Can't wait to see the end result :) x

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  3. Another big step forward. I'm sure the effect will be stunning when finished, and well worth all the hard work.

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    1. Definitely, we are looking forward to the end of the tunnel with this job x

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