Based in Cornwall we specialise in conservation, restoration and applying traditional techniques to new builds. We have managed sites from ruin to homes, working to an extremely high standard and quality, working closely with building control and conservation officers
Geoff back on the tools.

Geoff back on the tools.

Geoff worked with us 7 years ago. We reconnected recently and he expressed a desire to get back on the lime. A lovly little cottage repoint came up just round the corner from him and hay presto. Really glad to have him back on the team.   We are lime pointing...
Rosevidney Manor. Pointing job.

Rosevidney Manor. Pointing job.

 We are hacking out and repointing two sections of different ages. One section was built in the 17 hundreds. The other is Edwardian. We are attacking the Edwardian section first. This is challenging due to the hardness of the point being removed. And the small size of the stone.
Colenso ragg render.

Colenso ragg render.

We have recently finnished ragging this lovly farm house. We also replaced a few of the slate cills. After a couple of months curing time we will be painting it with a hydrophobic lime wash. At the moment we are weathering the storms lime pointing the interior.    It was lucky...
Balwest Church Rooms

Balwest Church Rooms

We lime ragged this old Sunday school. Then Painted it with beeks beakasil hydrophobic lime wash.      The methodist committee and the architects were very pleased with the result   Six months on and you still need sunglasses when looking at the building in a sunny day. 
Trevorgans surf shack

Trevorgans surf shack

This was a a beautiful but damp little property. We repointed and ragged the exterior, Rebuilt the steps, And Lime grouted the walls.            
The Old Post Office St Erth

The Old Post Office St Erth

On this project we repointed the whole building. We also rebuilt a chimney with a lead tray and a lead skirt to match the existing chimneys to the front of the property.                                      ...
Cathy and Pat's farmouse renovation

Cathy and Pat’s farmouse renovation

  This has been one of our most challenging jobs to date . It has involved the complete renovation of a beautiful farm house situated in a very exposed position. We have replaced the roof, removed all external pointing , re pointed and rendered with lime then clad it in...
Cob Mill

Cob Mill

This was a lovely little project. Using lime render and Ragging. We had to remove a fig growing in part of the wall.
Tim and Ruths Barn

Tim and Ruths Barn

Tim and Ruths barn was lovingly restored by the Cornish Lime Builders
Lime Pointing

Lime Pointing

We at the Cornish lime builders pride ourselves on being at the height of our game when it comes to lime pointing. Our finishes are both beautiful and expertly finished. Being both durable and consistent. We focus on getting the stone as clean as possible ,hacking out and properly cleaning the joints...
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Bag rub on gabel in Lellant to cure damp issues. 

This building had been cement washed over old lime paint. Then rendered in cement. Then subsequent layers of unbreathable paint applied.  The cob was sodden when we removed all that. A couple of days of need gunning and we were back to clean stone.  We then ragged the walls and will leave it 6 weeks...

   High End Lime 

A few picsof some Lime rendering we undertook eirlier this year. 
Bag rub in Hayle

Bag rub in Hayle

Part way through this job in Hayle. The customers are both nautical so I offered a compass motif. I’m really starting to enjoy adding them. 

Lower town conversions. 

We are in the progress of renorvating a small cottage be Helston 

Small rear of house lime job. Finishing with beeckosil tinted hydrophobic mineralised coating. Otherwise known as an active lime paint.

After carefully masking off the windows we firstly acid etched the walls.  Secondly we are priming with liquid glass. This is the fixative primer used. Available from the Cornish lime company Bodmin.   

Lime rendering around a few pillars. 

This is a lovly job lime rendering a  nicly  built extension.  The stone work is beautiful. I’m hoping the lime render will set it off.    
Falmouth bag rub

Falmouth bag rub

This house in falmouth was suffering with damp issues.       It is build from rather week falmouth stone. The problems have been exasperated by a historic cement wash. The stone is in a sad state damaged by frost and wet. On removal of the pointing and paint the walls are saturated to touch . ...
A rather large pointing job on the lizard.

A rather large pointing job on the lizard.

Just making a start on this barn conversion.  It’s a fantastic building.        I am hopping for a mild autumn. 
Moushole pointing job

Moushole pointing job

We were asked to repoint this charming little cottage in the picturesque village in Moushole.  As you can see from the image below it was previously repointed in struck cement town style point     After a good hack out a jet wash and a mornings work the building is returning to its original charm.  ...
Spray lime rendering.

Spray lime rendering.

Better adhesion. Reduced shrinkage. Large areas layed up quickly. Cornish lime builders are happy to announce a new string to our bow.     Care is taken over personal safety.            The entire wall is cast on rather than smeared on.   Prior to staffing it has a rather dimpled look.       Once it...
Trewallard repoint

Trewallard repoint

We have started in this project with a repoint and inglenook restoration. There is more to come.     Here is the building prior to pointing.   Hacked out.   Finished pointing.   This is the inglenook repointed. And the head ragged.     Meeting on site with carpenter and electrician. Preparing for the extension works.     
Nancherow cottage rejuvenation.

Nancherow cottage rejuvenation.

A wonderful couple have bought this charming cottage in tregeseal.  There plan is to retire here. So we are aiming to give the cottage a new life. Lime rendering and plastering on the interior. While lime pointing the front. And cleaning off and repointing the Scantlel roof.  It’s nice to be able to use lime...