2016 – Purchased Enfield House
We purchased Enfield House in October 2016. It seemed like a good idea (at the time) to buy a 13th century stone and cob cottage to renovate. Our first night was spent sitting in the living room on camping chairs eating a Chinese cooked in a microwave (there wasn’t an oven), cold red wine and no heating as we didn’t dare light a fire until we had the chimney checked. However within 3 months we had a functioning kitchen, wood and slate floor laid downstairs and a new wood burner fitted. We painted all the walls and ceilings using Farrow & Ball paint, it can’t be oil based as the walls won’t breath properly.
2017 – Upstairs New Walls & Ceilings
The plaster on the walls was pretty much held on with wallpaper and the ceilings were sagging and very spongy! There was nothing for it but to take off the plaster and old latth’s, who knows how long this plaster had been on the walls but what we do know, it was dirty dusty work taking it off. New Latths and lime plaster were put back on using traditional methods, not by us but local builders/craftsman. Tw0 to three months later, once the plaster had dried we could finally paint the walls and even install some heating upstairs!