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
Lime Pointing
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 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...
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...
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...
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 . View of the main...
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 the landing. Landing area pointed...
Geoff back on the tools.

Geoff back on the tools.

Geoff worked with us 7 years ago. We reconnected recently and he expressed a desire to get back on the lime. A lovly little cottage repoint came up just round the corner from him and hay presto. Really glad to have him back on the team.   We are lime pointing the bottom of the wall....
One then two cottages repointed near Cott Vally in St Just.

One then two cottages repointed near Cott Vally in St Just.

A lovly couple contacted me concerning there damp unsightly front of cottage. We gave them a price to repoint and there neighbour decided to get there’s repointed too!!   Here are a couple of photos of the state of the pointing to start with.    Standard hack out /jet wash. Then a touch with a needle...
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.
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