We have just finished updating this 200 year old cottage in porthleven so it can survive another 100 years. We had remove the old tiles and cement render underneath the tiles to allow for a good fixing points for the 50 x 30 batten but also to allow the building to breath again. Once this was done we started raking all the stone joints out so we could put a lime render mix back in. Once this was done we could start installing the battens onto the block work. All battens have been installed with stainless steel screws as its so close the sea and the battens have been spaced at less than 400mm centre to cope with the wind speed. The installers then placed a breathable membrane over the battens and started installing the Cedral cladding. All window trims and starter trims and stop ends with perforated breathers had been installed the c51 Cedral cladding could go on. We were also asked to install new anthracite fascias with guttering and down pipes. The customers are very happy as are we. We have been asked back to paint the rest of the house and change all the other fascias and guttering.
Location: Porthleven Cornwall
Date: April, 2019