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
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Lime Pointing

Lime Pointing

Here are a selection of pointing jobs we have completed over the years.   This is a pointing recipe of my own invention.   I was very pleased with the aesthetic on this job.   Here is an action shot of an ongoing internal pointing job.   It took some painstaking cleaning of this very...
Country mansion house

Country mansion house

A few shots from a line render job on a beautiful country house near Truro. All hand formed corners onto brickwork. High end finish
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...
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...
Hydrophobic lime render in Camborne

Hydrophobic lime render in Camborne

Hi spec shop front. Hydrophobic lime render to conservation and heritage trusts specification. This is on Camborne high street. Come and have a look once the Scafold comes down.         All tucked in for the night.
Granite Barn Repoint Gwenver

Granite Barn Repoint Gwenver

We Were called in to repoint a barn conversion . It was a straight forward job. Completed in a couple of weeks
The St Agnes island hall project

The St Agnes island hall project

  Last summer we were blessed to receive a call from Dawnus construction. They were undertaking the complete renovation and upgrade of the St Agnes village hall on the isles of Scilly . They had had problems with the plaster and they wanted it sorting out asap. We were delighted to go over and re...
The Coverack Cob Job

The Coverack Cob Job

The back of this fisherman’s cottage in Coverack Had been left exposed for over ten years .  It had been severely washed out and the sills were pretty shocking. I removed all the loose cob ,replaced the existing sills with good slate ones. I then repaired all the washed out areas .Then gave it two...
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 warm shell boards and rendered...
Bindle and Rues

Bindle and Rues

  Bindle and Rue are a lovely couple originally from Cornwall that acquired an old ruined farm house in Spain. I got a call early 2009 asking if i was in a position to help then renovate the place. I agreed to help and found myself on a plane flying to Santiago de Compostela. The place was a bit of a state with some walls leaning up to 11 inches out...
Nicks farm house

Nicks farm house

This is a lovely old Farm house that had unfortunately had been badly cement pointed.The client wanted to bring it back to its former glory. On the front of the house the original masons that built it had used a real mix of stone,With a wonderful mix of colours . Red ,orange and silver granite, blue elvin, rose quartz, Delabole slate are to mention a few. We had a bit...
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.