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.
Repairing the Ramparts.

Repairing the Ramparts.

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...
Gabel end and chimney rebuild.

Gabel end and chimney rebuild.

The gabel end of this end of terrace was suffering from serious damp. We diagnosed a leaky chimney and a failing cement render. After rebuilding the chimney building in a lead tray we bag rub rendered the gabel and then lime painted it with beecks beeckacil colour 101 old white. Job done. All damp has...
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...
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 paint .  This created a...
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...
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.
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...