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Cardinham Chapel

Traditional Build Heritage Services in Cornwall

Here is one of our latest projects a Chapel conversion in Cardinham. The chapel had hempcrete insulation sprayed on at 180mm thickness. These are some pictures of the first coat (float coat). After applying the base coat and floating it to get a smooth finish we use lime putty. The putty is applied at 2mm […]

Period Property in St Kew Damp Problems Cured

This period property in St Kew Cornwall had damp problems on the ground floor. Many properties of this age would not have had any damp proof membrane installed when originally built. To rectify this, we insulated it with recycled, foamed glass followed by an underfloor heating system and finally, a layer of Limecrete screed. This gives […]

Lime Rendering Technique Called Harling

In this short video, Duncan demonstrates ‘Dubbing Out’ using a technique known as Harling. The video shows the first of three coats of lime render going on. This helps the mortar bind to the stone work, which gives the next coat a decent key.  

Cob Restoration and Lime Rendering

Here is our latest project.. A period cottage predominantly built from cob. It was in need of serious attention. The old cement render had to be removed enabling the property to breath. As you can see we came across a few problems with the cob structure cracking. Our solution to this was to run steels […]

Grade 2 Listed Period Restoration St Buryan

Period restoration cornwall

This is one of our longer term projects The client is keen to restore this property to its former glory. These pictures are just the start. First we have to carefully remove the old rotten timbers and walls. Ready for the next phase. In this case we are working on a Grade 2 Listed Farmhouse […]

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 […]

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