Woodford Farmhouse

Built c1820 this listed farmhouse had been cement rendered with masonary paint and had been suffering from cracking and delaminating render. Additionally it had some damp issues internally and potential lintel issues. On careful removal of the render it was discovered a lot of the render build up was with made with roof tiles bedded on flush to the wall so unsurprising it sounded hollow when tapped.

The cob needed repair and relayering to bring it back out a few inches ready for rerendering with porous lime render and then the ruling lines reinstating as before to mimmick stones.

Roof tiles over cob, with new layering of cob and lime render in stages

Thick layers of failing cement render

Rotten lintels were replaced with new oak ones

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