Wych Elm is a residential house that has been built in Bath for a Cornish Client. We have been contracted to carry out various works, this second stage of works sees us starting to install the Cornish walling stone, cladding around two curved walls.
This Cornish stone is cut to 100mm thick, which minimizes the overall thickness of your wall. As we get higher we use a simple trestle and timber board scaffolding, which is easy to move about and, quick to erect and inexpensive.
Natural walling stone often comes in crates, so it is important to unpack a couple of pallets and wash the stone so you can clearly see each face. We then load out the walling stone, face side up. Seeing each face speeds up the installation process.
The Client specifically chose this particular Cornish stone due its pinky orange colour, unique to the quarry where it came from. The client chose this colour so it would tie in with the larch timber cladding as seen in the photo’s below.
We’re working our way around the building.