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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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…….
Hobbit hole.

Hobbit hole.

We were asked by a fantasy writer if we could build him a garden wall that wouldn’t look untoward with a golem standing on it or a hobbit walking through. The door is designed around hobbit hole in The lords of the rings. The alcoves and stone work are beautifully done. The client is yet...
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...
Lime Pointing

Lime Pointing

Here are a selection of pointing jobs we have completed over the years.   This is a pointing recipe of my own invention.   I was very pleased with the aesthetic on this job.   Here is an action shot of an ongoing internal pointing job.   It took some painstaking cleaning of this very...

Recent Technical Issues

Due to a catastrophic error the last two years of my blog have been lost into the digital graveyard. I have started to attempt to reconstruct the blog covering the last few years projects. Over the next few weeks I hope to post about a couple of large projects I have recently been working on...
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...
Front garden revamp with a Granite wall and a sunken garden

Front garden revamp with a Granite wall and a sunken garden

I was asked to build a stone wall out of begged borrowed and found granite. The mix of stone resulted in an attractive wall. I then constructed a sunken garden out of granite walls with built in slate seating. It is now a private place to relax out of the wind in a previously exposed...
Copper works office Hayle.

Copper works office Hayle.

A lovly sea faring couple brought this house and wanted to sort out there damp issues along with giving there property a facelift. We started the hack out off the deck prior to erecting the Scafolding to save money on scafold hire and start the drying process ASAP. Once the scafold was up we stripped...
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
Sea Side Mansion

Sea Side Mansion

The Sea Side Mansion was created using a mix of new and traditional building methods.
Traditional Roofing

Traditional Roofing

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