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
Building Services
Vine Cottage. Cob Repair

Vine Cottage. Cob Repair

Vine cottage is one of the oldest cottages in Newlyn. When the present owners applied for a mortgage the surveyor discovered that the cob had been cement rendered. As a condition of the mortgage he specified that the cement was removed and replaced with lime mortar. At this point the previous owner contacted us and...
Bag rub render.

Bag rub render.

Bag rub render or ragging is a brilliant way to create a beautifully traditional breathable render. It can hide a multitude of sins such as previously botched opening infills, damaged stone work, cement lintels or even block extensions. Historically almost all Cornish granite buildings were ragged then painted in milk paint .  This created a...
Front garden revamp with a Granite wall and a sunken garden

Front garden revamp with a Granite wall and a sunken garden

I was asked to build a stone wall out of begged borrowed and found granite. The mix of stone resulted in an attractive wall. I then constructed a sunken garden out of granite walls with built in slate seating. It is now a private place to relax out of the wind in a previously exposed...
Lower Town

Lower Town

View from kitchen Lime and timber Natural slate floor. Master bedroom with reclaimed victorian fire place. All the timber in this property came from a locally fallen tree. All structural timber, stairs and porch out of the same tree. the second room downstairs with a new opening to the courtyard . View of the main...
Colenso Cottage

Colenso Cottage

This was a lovely little project . We worked alongside a standard builder. ragging the outside and pointing up the stairs and the Inglnook. The areas of lime pointing and the use of lighting have really worked giving this house a lovely feel. The sunlight on lime pointing up on the landing. Landing area pointed...
Secret location in Devon.

Secret location in Devon.

I picked up a Wee bit of render up on a Manor House in Devon.  3 coat lime render all applied with a spray gun.  It is rather a gritty mix. But I have a gritty crew to apply it.  All hand finished no beading. Fun and games.  Can’t wait to get a shot once...
Out door conservatory

Out door conservatory

Lime Bagging / ragging

Lime Bagging / ragging

This is a great technique to solidify walls protecting the stone and giving a great finish to apply both active and passive lime paints to.
Openings in granite

Openings in granite

This is an opening undertaken  during a barn conversion .  The walls where quite shaky and required plenty of acro props . But all went well and the client was happy to create ground floor access . Making the layout of the new home complete.  
Restoration

Restoration

We have managed the restoration of barns, pig sheds and ruins to bespoke beautiful dwellings with many happy clients willing to show previous work done.
General Building And New Builds

General Building And New Builds

We offer a wide experience of new builds and working to specifications, plans and building controls and are up to date with planning laws and regulations. General building from plans to completion including footings and groundworks, drainage, concrete pads with radon sumps and all aspects of stonemasonary, block and brick work.
Lime Building General

Lime Building General

All aspects of lime building, limecrete pads, lime repairs, extensions and building maintenance.