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
Traditional Building Services
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.
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
Secret location in Devon.

Secret location in Devon.

I picked up a Wee bit of render up on a Manor House in Devon.  3 coat lime render all applied with a spray gun.  It is rather a gritty mix. But I have a gritty crew to apply it.  All hand finished no beading. Fun and games.  Can’t wait to get a shot once...