Category Archives: Project

Restoration of Hayle Railway Bridge

Scheduled Ancient Monument Hayle

We were approached by Hayle Town Council to repair, restore and repoint with lime the oldest standard gauge bridge in Cornwall. Under guidance and the careful eye of English Heritage, we have been tasked with this restoration.   From our point of view it is a privilege to be given this task which has significant importance […]

Lime Pointing Helston

Local builders in Helston Cornwall

This property belongs to a client of ours in Helston Cornwall. They have had serious damp problems due to the walls and pointing consisting of cement. Which means that the moisture cannot escape. So the owner has retained us as Local Builders in Cornwall to remove the cement pointing and replace it with lime, because […]

Limecrete Floor St Buryan Cornwall

Fitting Limcrete Flooring St. Buryan Cornwall

Grade 2 Listed Farmhouse St Buryan. The original floors had serious damp problems throughout. So we decided to think outside the box on this one. Conventional concrete floors do not perform well in traditional buildings, due to the fact that the building is constructed with breathable materials eg granite and lime. So we decided to lay […]

Traditional Builders In Cornwall

Traditional Builder Cornwall Duncan Ridge

We are about to be featured in the Cornwall magazine Cornwall Living The editorial for the article is below…. The Cornish landscape is instantly recognisable by the beautiful traditional building materials and methods used. The pale grey of Delabole slate, blocks of hewn granite, thick stone walls, and whitewashed lime render are all characteristic of […]

Traditional Building In Cornwall

Traditional building Methods Cornwall

The characterful impact of the Cornish countryside, sometimes hard and austere, often soft, mellow and colourful, can be observed and enjoyed right across the natural landscape of the Cornish Peninsula. However, this innate charm and incomparable beauty is not confined to the region’s topography alone, it is reflected in its ancient buildings too. In fact, […]

Ruan Minor Lime Rendered Chimney Stack

We were contacted by the client because they had problems with water penetration through the chimney stacks. The pointing and chimney pots had cracked and degraded over the years. So we LIME RENDERED both chimneys and replaced the chimney pots. We were asked to LIME POINT the house too. More pictures to follow

Lime Bag Finish In Cornwall

Lime bag rub The west country

Homeowners are increasingly conscious of the need to tackle the restoration of traditional buildings with sensitivity, an appreciation of the techniques and natural materials involved, and a commitment to maintaining the character of the local landscape. However, the salvaging of a failing structure often demands a carefully nuanced approach – as the following example demonstrates. […]

Grade 2 Listed Farmhouse St Buryan

Lime pointing St Buryan Cornwall

We carry out a number of different projects throughout the year and just love the variety. No two properties are the same and each have their own technical requirements. But our team thrive on coming up with solutions to problems. Our brief on this project is to restore a Grade 2 listed farmhouse to its former […]

Lime Plastering In Cornwall

Lime Rendering cornwall

Lime Plastering Cornwall The use of lime as a binding medium for plasters and mortar can be traced back at least 8,000 years, and lime was in common use for building in Cornwall up until the end of the First World War. This near-universal application means that, for any structure prior to 1920 – whether […]