Plinth Walls to the Kitchen Wing
Given the weight of the frame and the fact that the plinth walls had been filled up with cement, with a cast cement up against them which contributed to the decay of the frame, the plinth was removed to facilitate the installation of the sole plate from the underside.
This traditional plinth was laid by Chris of Lawrence Masonry, using hotlime mixed in our pan on the back of the tractor. The stones were reinstated along with some new big stones which were missing, to take the weight of the frame. The largest of the stones were placed under each of the posts.
The final stonework will be pointed up once the weight of the frame is fully released onto the plinth