Caring for Your House

Exterior Walls

All exterior walls in Port Sunlight’s listed homes are protected features. This includes walls at the front, sides and rear of the property and outhouse walls. Wall finishes, details and materials contribute to the heritage value of the listed homes and the character of the conservation area.

The wide variety of revival style domestic designs used for Port Sunlight’s houses, and the traditional building materials found throughout, differentiate Port Sunlight from other planned communities. We are unique because of the very individual designs and materials found at your home.

Demolition or large scale repair or rebuilding of the exterior walls will require Listed Building Consent from Wirral Council and permission from PSVT. Inappropriate alterations, particularly the use of sand and cement pointing mortars, damage the traditional brick and sandstone typically used for the houses and affect their longevity.

For information on how to do a quick assessment of your exterior walls and for a short description of common maintenance and repair strategies, read our Exterior Wall information sheets.

Render (including smooth, pebbledash and rough cast)
Hung clay tile (Information sheet to follow)
Wood shingles and boarding (Information sheet to follow)