Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Restoration of the Old Stables

Work has started on repairing the outside walls of the old stable block. We had to take off all the ivy which was growing on the walls and starting to go over the roof, and inside. This then exposed the cob on the top half of the building. Andy our builder is now working on rendering the walls with a lime and horse hair mixture. He has to put on a base coat first which will take about two weeks to dry. We will be obtaining listed building consent from Exmoor National Park to replace the tin roof with old slates, the same as the roof on the old dog kennels and instal some windows. The roof space is very spacious and the plan is to turn it into Rob's office and keep two stables downstairs.