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
Traditional Building Services
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.
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.  
Traditional Roofing

Traditional Roofing

All types of natural slate roofs undertaken, from design to completion. Vertical slate hanging, clipped.
Stone Work

Stone Work

All aspects of stone work undertaken, Granite/ local stone and imported stone. New build, renovation/restoration, repairs, stone facing,  openings, quoin and lintel work.