Grade II Listed Cottage Project

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  1. Tom_Sawy

    Tom_Sawy

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    Hello DIYnot's,
    I am currently renovating a little cottage in the middle of Cotswolds; which has a lot of little projects over the next couple of years for me to work on. So my list of projects I am currently working on and for the future are:
    1. Repointing the exterior stone wall of the kitchen
    2. Rebuilding the outside wall to the outhouse
    3. Rendering the whole house
    4. Replastering the Bedrooms and fireplaces
    5. Sandblasting the stone fireplaces
    6. Fitting a new kitchen
    7. Fitting a new bathroom
    8. tiling the floors for the bathroom / Kitchen
    So that's my list small projects for the meantime on the cottage in the middle of nowhere.

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    Welcome to the club, my 500 year old is the middle of a village.

    Been working on it for four years but not full time and one day it might get carpets fitted. :(
     
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    Hi Bernard,
    How far have you been working on the project? I've been working on mine for the last 8 months and with the weather closing in I'm going to have to put some of it on hold. I need to do the carpets at some time in the distant future and hopefully will be there when hell freezes over.
     
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    As the weather has been so horrible of late, I've decided to start ordering some of the Hydraulic lime mortar for the house. I've been searching around the local area for some, specifically premix and who can match the mortar (Cotswold). Its been a bit of a challenge, most companies have been charging me for a sample even though I'm ordering a fair bit and not very close to my colour.
    However, I did stumble across one company, which seem to hit the nail on the head; Limetec who didn't charge me for a sample and quoted a reasonable price compared to the other ones.
    So I've ordered some now and waiting for the delivery and hopefully I'll be repointing in early spring if the weather decides to be good.
     
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    For my cottage wall repairs I used Hanson's Lime NHL 3.5 which most builders merchants stock or can obtain for you.
     
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