This fireplace in this old stone build cottage had partly created a damp problem as the outside wall could not "breathe" properly. We removed the artex and cement render and found an old larger opening. The wall was allowed to dry out for a month or so and then re-rendered using lime to follow the origanal contours. The client decorated using a lime wash. Using the lime render and lime wash allowed the wall to "breathe". We also lowered the ground level outside.
The clients at this property in Acton London wanted the paint removed to bring out the warmer brick colour. The paint was removed without damage to the pointing. However due to previous brick damage caused by damp behind the paint the bay window pillars had to be rendered.
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