Monthly Archives: November 2011

Limewash thoughts

I was asked if the roughcast render I was doing could be self coloured to avoid limewashing. This is a misunderstanding of the role of limewash especially where roughcast renders are concerned. Limewash is not actually a paint – it … Continue reading

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Spring 2011 Struggling with lime in the frost

January 2011 was taken up with the monumental struggle against the conditions to render a rather nice extension. A hundred and twenty metres of lime stucco onto concrete block. Thin coats, lots of frost protection and some luck led to … Continue reading

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Stacks of fun on Holiday

A number of stacks built whilst on holiday, mostly on the coast in Devon and Cornwall but also in Sicily and the Aeolian Islands, (Spot Stromboli in the background) and also the Azores. There is one built of cinders at … Continue reading

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Owlpen Manor – Render Repairs

The following is a description of work carried out by JBLimeplastering at Owlpen Manor in Gloucestershire The masonry revealed by the removal of the cement render was very friable with missing elements. The building mortar used in the construction was … Continue reading

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