Wattle & Daub

Wattle and daub has been used in construction for over 6000 years. It is still widely found in older buildings, and is becoming popular again in modern construction where a low impact, sustainable building method is sought.

The wattle was originally made of thin sticks woven together either as a panel or entire wall, and the daub was applied to this framework, and subsequently lime-washed. Whilst the daub remains much as it was in ancient times, comprising mainly clay, animal dung and straw, the wattle has been replaced by using laths over the daub.

RJM has many years of experience in this construction method, and use it extensively in the refurbishment and repair of older properties.

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