Renovated cob cottage in UK

Cob Cottage, Rewe. Renovation by Cob Solutions.

It has wonderful buttresses which add stability to the tall house.
A permeable finish is necessary to allow breathing and to avoid damp walls. Clay-based or lime based finishes are best. Decades ago many in the UK coated the exterior of their old cob dwellings with a cement render. As the render was compromised with time, water that got into the cob had no avenue for escape and the trapped water slowly ate away at the cob. Cob walls need to breathe.

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