Wattle and daub is possibly one of the oldest building methods in the world. Sticks (wattle) and clay or earth (daub) have long been used to fill in the gaps in the wooden framework to keep out wind and rain, the cold in winter, and the heat during the summer. Wattle and daub can be seen today as in-fill panels between the timbers of ancient timber-framed buildings throughout Britain.
Paul Sunshine works daily with timber-framed buildings, teaching homeowners and people in the building trade traditional methods of repair, such as wattle and daub and lime plastering. An alumna of the Princes Foundation Craft Scholarship Scheme, an organisation set up in 2002 to encourage the development of traditional building skills, she was presented in 2003 with the prestigious Hancocks Medal by HRH the Prince of Wales for her work with lime.