This is one of our latest projects. This particular build dates back to English civil war and was a royalist stronghold! The clock tower was in desperate need of repair. Loose stone and repointing in lime mortar.
We waited a week after laying the base screed to apply a natural, pigmented lime finish floor by hand. Lime can be unpredictable by nature and can be affected by ambient temperatures and weather conditions.. in this case, the workforce were back on site at 1am to ensure the perfect finish!
This one of our most recent projects in Helston. The customer had recently purchased this property which was suffering from damp problems due to the walls being covered in cement. Here are some pictures of the internal lime putty plastering and the external lime rendering ‘we also like icing cakes’… After doing such a great […]
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, […]
The familiar pattern of mortar between the brick or stone of buildings is known as pointing. This mortar material is commonly shaped with the point of the builder’s trowel, hence the name for the procedure, though other tools and implements are also used to give a different shape or texture to the mortar joint. In […]
Brief This project required Duncan at Oak Ridge Natural Build to lime render the exterior stone work of the Farm House. Testimonial ‘We have a 200 year old National Trust farm house that had had problems with water seepage through the old stone walls. We had Oak Ridge Natural Build round to lime render the outside. […]