repairing cob and re-rendering with lime

This cottage had a cement render which was cracking. It turned out that it had been applied over thick to the cob without any attempt to anchor it to the dusty surface of the cob so that it was just peeling off.

I rebuilt the cob surface using a bamboo armature and fresh cob then rendered it weather proof with three coats of lime render and four coats of limewash

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conserver and repairer of historic surfaces
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