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Traditional Limewashing
back This veiw of the rear of the house shows the various brick infill panels being repointed in lime putty before the lime washing can begin.
front As this work was carried out during hot summer days it was vital to prevent too rapid drying by evaporation.  To this end each panel is covered over with a section of hessian sacking which is regularly wetted during the day.  This allows the lime to begin curing chemically rather than losing its moisture.
panel Some of the panels at the front of the house needed repairs.  This one has been replaced with a section of foam insulation material fixed to battens inside the oak framing, then faced with stainless steel render mesh fixed with stainless bolts.  Later it will be lime/ sand rendered,  allowed to cure and then lime washed to match the rest.