Chalk & Earth Cob

Grade II C19th Thatched Chalk Cob Boundary Wall

Survey & Condition:

  • Localised decay to cob wall caused by ivy penetration, burrowing rats and masonry bees
  • Previous inappropriate repairs using cement renders

Schedule of Repairs:

  • Remove ivy growth and other organic matter
  • Remove previous inappropriate cement render repairs
  • Remove localised failing areas of cob
  • Consolidate decayed areas and rebuild using chalk cob bricks laid in soft lime mortar
  • Consolidate surfaces using Limewash
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