I can only claim to have finished the exterior of the upper storeys of the main house and it only took 4 months longer than planned. I’ve not really started on the building regs change of use stuff that I’m supposed to be doing. A final coat of limewash on the north gable and some cleaning up are the only things left to do before the scaffolding comes down next Thursday.
I’m planning to keep the gable covered with hessian over winter to reduce the chance of frost damage to the new render, so this is a sneak preview of how it might look when it is revealed next spring.
The oak will darken over time and the frame will become black and white.
You can’t see a lot through the plastic sheeting, but from the road the timber frame in the gable looks like another part of the half timbering on the facade. I think it will look interesting when it is finally uncovered.