Rendering of the outside of the house has begun. He’s been a tricky guy to pin down, this one … though, to be fair, weather limits him on his external work.
To be fair again (I know, it sits uncomfortably with me to be fair to the same person twice in one day) there’s more to it than I realised.
They put a glue-like substance on first, then a coat of cementy stuff. Onto that a plastic mesh which they smooth onto the cementy stuff. That is then re-covered before they put long ‘beadings’ onto every edge … and there’s a lot of edges … before cementing that so it’s fixed. After that dries they put on the top rendering, which will be smooth in our case.
One THAT is dried it’ll be painted.
This photo is after beading, before the top coat which goes on on Monday, if the weather forecasts are accurate.
A new garage door is now ordered. Mrs. Shanks surprised me last weekend … yes, she is STILL capable of that by suggesting new internal doors get added to the project !! Plus a new attic access with a built-in ladder.
Lights in the hall and office have been moved.
Internal hall plasterer is planned to arrive the week after next.
Then the decorating, then the carpets. Only the kitchen after that !!!