This quaint cottage in West Wales was in need of a make over, neglected for years, the windows were rotting along with the window sills, the slate hung porch was single skin, the bay window roof was leaking as was the leadwork above the conservatory, not to mention all the damage and damp caused by the cement pointing!
The porch was insulated using cork boards, which brought that section of the building up to building regulations and made the temperature much more consistent. To accomodate the thickness of the insulation boards, the window cills were extended. The bay window roof was amended, new timbers, slate work, and lead. The building itself was re-pointed using lime mortar and 'bagged' using lime plaster, this was then painted using a breathable silicate paint.