Make Yourselves a Brew - Lots of Change, But The Show Will Go On!...
May 11, 2016
The Big Move; It Is Really Happening! A Bientôt Angleterre!
December 9, 2012
Big Developments on the Horizon - The Cottage is For Sale!!!
June 11, 2018
At Last! The Rendering Can Commence!
February 15, 2013
Whilst all the digging is going on, I can finally start with the wall rendering in the long room! Kev has brough his absolutely HUGE cement mixer over!! I could actually fit in it! Not perfect for the amount of mixes I need to use and takes a while to scrape it all out, but can't argue, we are using it for free, so that is great!
I am using a lime "chaux" mix - 3 parts sand to 1.5 parts chaux and 0.5 parts cement blanc.
The walls needed to be sponged down yesterday to get rid of any dust and make a good contact for the mix.
I am enjoying being able to get a bit creative and learn a new skill. I actually quite like it! Definitely a nice break from the hammer and chissel!
Have to be very careful though! The chaux really burns the skin on contact. Even though I am using protective gloves, I have still got myself a few burns, so I will be ordering some longer gloves!