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
Restoration
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...
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...
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 the bottom of the wall....
One then two cottages repointed near Cott Vally in St Just.

One then two cottages repointed near Cott Vally in St Just.

A lovly couple contacted me concerning there damp unsightly front of cottage. We gave them a price to repoint and there neighbour decided to get there’s repointed too!!   Here are a couple of photos of the state of the pointing to start with.    Standard hack out /jet wash. Then a touch with a needle...
St Erth Bag Rub Ragg

St Erth Bag Rub Ragg

We were asked to bag rub render this gabel end. The Scafold was left from the previous builder fitting the windows so we started the job ASAP .   When we started the hack out it became evident that there was a problem with the  wall above the top window. Previous builders had destroyed the cob...
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 to have some nice warm...
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. 
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