Friday, January 27, 2012

Even More Cladding

We were back near the River Kennett today and I noticed more dwellings with rough sawn slab cladding.

Only the upper storey of this dwelling has the timber cladding.  This isn’t much in the way of mould on the timber which I assume is because this particular home appears to get full sunlight.

By contrast this dwelling is surrounded by trees and the mould is quite apparent.  I suspect the recessed window is a former second floor doorway (red arrow).  I think the building is probably a former flour mill and assume either raw or processed produce entered or exited via the doorway to the road below.  It even has a water channel directly underneath the building which probably turned a water wheel.

5 comments:

GO-FOR-IT said...

what a lovely building

Tom and Jan said...

I thought it was most unusual!

nb piston broke said...

Tom this is a traditional English build and is called WAINEY EDGE and is normaly ELM Paul

Tom and Jan said...

Paul, Now that's interesting! Google is my friend and despite a slight difference in the spelling I found........
"Waney-edge cladding is a very traditional style of cladding created by overlapping boards sliced straight from the tree. Each board has one waney edge (with bark on) and one square edge.
The boards are laid to show the waney edge, with an overlap of 40 – 50mm.
Waney-edge boards are supplied green* (wet) with a sawn finish"

So you're spot on... You clever devil!

vaibhav said...

I am sure this house is like , atleast i think i cannot stay in this house no matter what facilities it has seeing the image...

Timber Cladding