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
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...

Swan Pool St. From pebbledash with love.

This property was in a rather sorry state prior to us removing the pebble dash and fully Renovating it’s exterior. In the 1960s it had had a cement based false Georgian facade created. Everything was cement including the cills. We had to stitch together a reasonable amount of cracks with heli bar. We decided to repair the window reveals as the brick underneath was weak and removing the mortar would have destroyed the reveals. Around the back we had to rebuild the reveals and replace lintels. We replaced all the window cills with natural slate. We replaced the windows on the higher property and fitted new rainwater goods. These were plastic cast iron effect gutters and down pipes and plastic black wood effect facia. We also removed an unused damp chimney between the two property’s. The remaining chimneys we have two coats of a mesh reinforced polymer coating. This is...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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. 
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.                                      ...
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...
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
Lime Pointing

Lime Pointing

We at the Cornish lime builders pride ourselves on being at the height of our game when it comes to lime pointing. Our finishes are both beautiful and expertly finished. Being both durable and consistent. We focus on getting the stone as clean as possible ,hacking out and properly cleaning the joints...
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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.
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...
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...

Cornish Lime Builders Open New Office In Penzance

I’m very happy to announce That I have just opened an office in Penzance. Its a great place to discuss potential projects and go through the finer details on those that are running. You’ll find us on the zebra crossing at the bottom of Morrab Road.  Penzance.
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.
Natural Lime Products delivered throughout the UK

Natural Lime Products delivered throughout the UK

Phil Brown at The Cornish Lime Company Is a gentleman and a scholar. I have worked with them for many years and can not rate there service and quality enough. Pls hit the link below to link to there site         Natural Lime Products delivered throughout the UK.
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.  
Brick B-b-q

Brick B-b-q