Thursday, 19 May 2011
Once the rain finally finishes, Ed is going to clad the wall of the house.
Here, houses don't have damp proof courses, but usually have a lower coating of bricks or tiles to prevent any bad weather penetration. Our tiles were originally the same as on the floor - the s-shaped paving tiles.
They were taken off some time ago, and we now have some lovely stone to clad the walls. When the sun shines in the right direction, they sparkle with minerals, looking very luxurious. They are actually the same stones that were used for the main steps in the garden, as well as some of the other garden decorations. This will blend the whole house and garden together beautifully.
If there is enough left over, Ed plans to clad the front flower bed too.
It's all coming together nicely.