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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 […]

History Of Lime Pointing In Cornwall

Lime Pointing In Helston Cornwall

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 […]