Here are our most recent photos of stonework using cut and walling stone from Capton Quarry, near Williton, Somerset. http://www.captonquarry.co.uk/
Below are some progressive photos of recent work done at our Crediton project. This involved stripping off all of the existing cement render. Repairs where then done to the wall using cob blocks. After the roof tiles where removed the first haired coat of lime mortar was layed on to 'even out' the wall. Two more haired coats were then layed on, with about a week of drying time between each. Last coat was unhaired to give a smooth finish.
The tiled roof coping is now almost finished and four coats of the lime wash paint will be added over the next couple of weeks. Thankfully we had a cool May and June which has been ideal for 'slow curing' the limework. Also it is essential to keep it all covered with hessian and dampened through the whole process to reduce the risk of cracking.
There is a wealth of information on Mike Wye's site, who supplied the materials. Click on the link - http://www.mikewye.co.uk/