Ancient Timber Framed Listed Cottage
At some point during the 20th Century this beautiful and ancient listed timber framed cottage had been rendered inside and out with a hard cement render .
The result was that far from keeping the damp out of the house, it retained it within the walls which were constructed of wattle and daub with timber sole plate and studs. Naturally it did not stand a chance, and the timbers soon began to decay.
With the sole plate completely gone and many of the oak studs rotted to a metre or more above ground, the house was in real danger of collapse.
A new sole plate was installed and the rotted studs scarfed with replacement oak before the whole building was rendered with a ALC's HairedChalk. The cottage is once more a joy to live in and to behold.
The Green Man Building Company