Took some doing to be honest. I was a site man but I f**k**g hated it in the end. So I saw a niche and fancied doing it full time. A lime plasterer was looking for a lift so I jumped in with him. Did a lot of begging and trying to prove myself kept looking at the listed building consent on the...
This is the Clock room next to the bar area. It was the meeting room for the “Friends of Wythenshawe Hall” The lantern had been leaking for years and the ceiling was in a real bad state. It’s been decorated in distemper. Just the carpet to go down now,
We got it done, it’s taken three months to complete, two of us. Lath and plaster three coat lime, ribs run in situ, Cornice run in situ on scotch brackets in lath and lime work
Fibrous work to corbels. Curves fitted. Been a head scratcher at times. Running the hanging mould around the lantern...
Some little s**t poured petrol under the front door and nearly burned it down. Apparently he’s due for release just as the restoration is due to finish.
I been lucky enough to have been in Wythenshawe Hall, Been to look at a ceiling that needs doing. Re lath and plaster, cornice to run around the room, recast and re hang 4 corbels and 4 ribs to run insitu. Had a look at some of the restoration work that’s been done, it’s absolutely outstanding.
It’s harled by hand mate, They’re slate stacks dubbed out with haired lime, scratched on, butter coated and dashed. It’s a dashing mortar from limebase. Putty based mortar with pozzy. Then they’re getting a coat of Kiem paint.
The trowel at the end on the right hand side is a very old Tyzack it was given to me by an old boy who got it off an old boy, probably 100 years old it weighs a ton, if you were Plastering with that,a wooden hand board that was piss wet through and a s**t load of lime mortar you’d know you’d...