I’m not particularly hot on exactly placing something from history, but I was taken back by this fine piece of wallpaper I discovered today. Georgian period perhaps? Classic placement over the face of the studwork, but hidden behind a more recent piece of timber.

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The single lane, one mile daily commute to the farmhouse is has now come to an end, shame as was a real pleasure. Let’s hope the lime render gets done before it’s too late for the year.

I’ve been taking the opportunity to analyze the constitution of the daub that came out of the existing panels. I’d always struggled to understand why ancient daub seems to hardly suffer from shrinkage, whereas daub created from scratch almost broke away in clumps. I have discovered the secret, which is nothing to do with water content…

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Finally, the dining room finished with wood wool fibre boards.

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