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Facade Plans Post 3 - How NOT to Restore Historic Masonry

Then comes restoring the brick, and this job is scary. I’m going to take the paint off my brick. Many sources recommend avoiding this as it can damage the substrate, but you saw what the paint looks like on my house.  613 more words

Crooked House Renovation

Welcoming Summer

We drove through the lanes to the Llandeilo Book Fair on Saturday, in glorious early morning sunshine. Bluebells crammed the verges and every tree shone with new buds. 260 more words

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Taking our home back

One more day, and the builders will be gone. I can’t remember when the house and byre were last scaffold free. In two years, the byre has changed from this… 194 more words

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Some of the benefits of using Lime product

Please Note: Natural Hydraulic Lime must never to be confused with commonly used cheap plasticiser Hydrated Lime when mixing fines and cement..

The Benefits of Lime Render:During curing lime re-absorbs the Carbon Dioxide given off in its production, so making it more ecological. 155 more words

Sympathetic restoration

I had a really good chat with an architect from the Society for the Preservation for Ancient Buildings (SPAB) today.  Our house isn’t ancient, but it is old and we have the luxury of it not having been messed about too much over the last century.  557 more words

Conservation Grade Windows

Welcome New Moon

Catching up with friends and family in Essex after Christmas was lovely but saying goodbye to my children is never easy, especially as I had no routine to return to. 549 more words

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Welcoming the light

After eight weeks of rain in Wales and the end of term approaching, I set myself a challenge….to brighten up our fireplace for the winter solstice and welcome in the light. 439 more words

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