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Weatherboarding is a simple, easy and economic way to weatherproof a wall without
adding much weight. The boards are normally feathered in profile. A shipbuilding
town would have the skills to hand, as well as the tar or white lead paint needed
to preserve the timber. (Plastic as an alternative completely lacks the character
of timber and its use is not permitted in the Conservation Areas).
Black tarred weatherboarding
Images and text by John Griffiths, Rye Conservation Society