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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Little Keigwin in Moushole

Little Keigwin in Moushole

The oldest cottage in Moushole Cornwall. This property was lime rendered into Cellnit lime render boards externally. Then painted in Beecks Beeckacil tinted hydrophobic tinted mineral coating. It was built to conservations requirements and ended up Looking truly beautiful for many years to come.
Returning a Cornish cottage to its origin.

Returning a Cornish cottage to its origin.

Renovating a dilapidated Cornish cottage using hydraulic lime mortar to rejuvenate the aesthetic and cure the damp issues. Carefully hiding years of neglect and botched renovations to create a beautiful family home.
A great article by Adam Brown from the Cornish lime company in Bodmin

A great article by Adam Brown from the Cornish lime company in Bodmin

Hot Mixed Mortars Advantages and limitations ‘Hot mix’, ‘hot limes’ and ‘hot-mixed mortars’ are all terms used more frequently within the conservation industry. But what exactly are they? A hot-mixed lime mortar is one based on three components; quicklime, water and an aggregate such as sand. In a conventional mix, aggregate is mixed with lime...
A quaint little cottage in St Ives

A quaint little cottage in St Ives

We repointed the front in lime to cure a damp issue. And bag-rubbed the rear. The rear faced the beach but due to conservation requirements, we treated the bare lime with a hydrophobic treatment rather than painting. The damp was cured and a little character restored to St Ives. Front. Back.
A quirky little place on 3 streets.

A quirky little place on 3 streets.

When the owner acquired this hidden gem it was suffering from years of neglect. A once fine merchants residence had fallen into severe disrepair along with botched diy and flood damage. The first step was to bag rub 2 sides and point the front. We found dry rot, so once that had been treated a...
The copper works Trewellard

The copper works Trewellard

We have recently been working on part of the old copper works in Trewellard. We started breaking out prior to the scafold being erected. The stonework on the back section was a mishmash of alterations. Watch this space for the finished product. It’s still under wraps. Since this photo was taken the steps and the...
Repairing the Ramparts.

Repairing the Ramparts.

Basset St

Basset St

A few pics now it’s settled in.
The drapery Redruth

The drapery Redruth

When Stephen told me he had bought the old drapery in Redruth I was keen to get involved with the Renovation. The garden was badly overgrown as you can see from the pictures. Once they had striped back the foliage the stonework revealed was fairly unsightly and in poor shape. Once we stabilised and rebuilt...
St Bridget’s house the wharf St Ives.

St Bridget’s house the wharf St Ives.

We were asked to lime point this three story building right on the front in St Ives. We had to point it out of season due to it being mostly holiday let’s. But despite the weather we managed to get it done in time. We removed all the cement and repointed in lime. We then...
Repair to powder house.

Repair to powder house.

This powder house had fallen into disrepair. Many years ago somebody replaced the roof and forgot to put collars on the truss. Over time this caused the building to move and crack. We repaired the cracks by infilling and rebuilding sections using helbar to stitch it all back together. We then replaced the bag rub...
Been a busy year.

Been a busy year.

Ive neglected my blog this year but I’ve been a busy bee.. Newly sign written vans are a nice new addition to my business. More to follow…….