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
Halamaning

Halamaning

I finally got round to posting a few pics from an internal pointing job. There was a fair amount of external bag rub work. Finnished with beecks bedckacill lime paint.
Artisan lime motives.

Artisan lime motives.

As part of my growth as a lime mason. I have decided to offer more stylised embellishments to the buildings that I bag rub. It started with making up fake stone on areas of builds where there previously wasn’t any stone. Such as badly cut out window openings etc. Also...
Bag rub revisited.

Bag rub revisited.

I spent the morning visiting a few of last years projects. Unfortunately the light was wrong so I didn’t get great shots. Watch this space. I’ll upload some shots in direct sunlight when I get chance later in the year.
Front garden revamp with sunken garden

Front garden revamp with sunken garden

I returned to a nice little job we did a couple of years ago. We rebuilt the front wall using random gathered stone. We then built a sunken garden patio. It was nice to see the job all settled in.
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...
Latest entries

Barn conversion in Newbridge

We are just starting a barn conversion from a ruined agricultural buildings into a beautiful Granit oak and lime palace. We will be working along side other local craftsman and delighted to be breaking soil on this extremely interesting development. The client has designed a brilliant building with high spec insulation ventilation materials and style....

For the love of cills

From a slab of slate 1m x 2m. 50mm thick. And two 1.5m x 1m Then cut down and cut to shape. And finally slotted into a pre cut socket.
Ragging. An old technique reinvented.

Ragging. An old technique reinvented.

For the last couple of years I’ve been working on perfecting my bag rub method. Historicity bag rub render covered with a lime paint was the most common way to finish and protect solid granite cottages. Recently I have enjoyed offering clients the opportunity to have a hand styled emblem incorporated into the bag rub...

Rosudgeon repoint.

Here is an ongoing cottage repoint.

Mining cottage repoint in st just.

Swanpool St Famouth from pebbledash with love.

Swanpool St Famouth from pebbledash with love.

We were asked if we could restore these two lovely buildings that had been unfortunately smothered in pebbledash back to there previous grandeur. Both buildings had been submitted to decades of shabby repair. Along with substandard extensions to the rear. The flat brick arches to the rear had failed and in general they were looking...

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...

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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.