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
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.                                                ...
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...
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.
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...
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.
Lime Plastering

Lime Plastering

Over the years we have worked to perfect our lime plastering. We are now competent lime plasterers and are happy working over lime render,insulation boards or on plaster boards. We have been asked to sort out a few botched jobs and have many happy clients happy to give references.
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