Parts of the plinth were made up of a hard cement render. This would eventually lead to a build up of moisture becoming trapped behind leading to the deterioration of the cob wall. All of the cement render was removed and any loose and friable areas brushed off to leave a sound background ready for the new lime render.
A harling coat was applied giving a good key for the first coat of lime render.
Subsequent coats were applied before applying the topcoat. A natural limewash was applied the finished rendered surface.
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