Exeter University Boundary Wall.

We were lucky enough to have the privilege of restoring an old cob boundary wall which runs for over 100 meters around the university.

The wall had seen much neglect and an its old cement render had starting to fall off. There was serious degradation in the capping tile structure and this was allowing water through to wash out several areas of the cob. Cob block repairs were carried out along with a completely new timber structure to hold the reclaimed clay tiles.

A new lime putty render was applied to ensure longevity in the cob.

The heavitree stone plinth is very soft and standing water on the pavement had caused significant erosion in areas. These areas were not deemed to be structurally unsound and so were creatively repaired with clay tiles in lime mortar to provide an aesthetically pleasing and hard wearing facing.