We have undertaken many Cob Restorations, Historic Building Restorations and Damp Repairs throughout Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
Please view our Portfolio Gallery below to have a look at the Building Restoration Services we have accomplished in Cornwall & Isles of Scilly…
This charming cob cottage in Cornwall was in need of some existing Lime applications repairs and re- decoration.
We, Leslie Cornell Building Restoration Ltd, were engaged to undertake repairs to the existing Lime render and Lime bag-rub applications.
Following the appropriate drying time for our Lime Works, we then introduced a 4-stage Beeck Mineral Paint System.
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We, Leslie Cornell Building Restoration Ltd, were engaged to repair a sagging ceiling at this Grade II Listed house in Cornwall
Upon inspection, we found that the ceiling was sagging due to the failure of the existing Lath and Plaster.
We removed the failed area of Lath and Plaster and introduced a 3-coat Lime plaster application. Following the appropriate drying time, we then introduced a White 3-coat paint system.
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Leslie Cornell Building Restoration Ltd were engaged to undertake Lime Pointing works at this old granite-built Miners cottage in Minions, Liskeard.
After removing the existing cement/lime-based mortars, we used an appropriate Natural Lime/sand application to repoint all the exposed stonework.
(These safe working platforms were not provided by or owned by LCBR Ltd)
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Leslie Cornell Building Restoration Ltd were engaged in the restoration project at this Grade II* Listed former Methodist Chapel in the Historic Port of Charlestown in Cornwall.
Our restoration works commenced with removing the existing cement-based pointing applications, followed by the introduction of a Natural Lime/sand mortar pointing application to the external stonework.
The next stage of the restoration project was to undertake some Structural Repairs to stabilise some of the walls. The final stage of these works was to create 4 new window openings, including the introduction of new lintels and new slate sills.
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This granite-built Grade II* listed building dates approximately to the 16th century (possibly earlier) and is located within the Blisland Conservation Area in Cornwall.
A full renovation of the building was undertaken in the 1970’s, but some of the materials used then were unsuitable for a building of this age.
Leslie Cornell Building Restoration Ltd were engaged to bring breathability back into this wonderful listed building in Cornwall. This project was divided into 2 phases. Phase 1 saw us removing the existing external cementitious applications to 3 elevations and repointing the exposed jointings using an appropriate Natural Lime/sand mortar.
An external Land Drainage System was then introduced to the 3 elevations to further maintain the breathability of the building. This consisted of excavating a land drainage trench and backfilling it with appropriately sized clean stone.
In Phase 2 of this project we will be undertaking internal Lime plastering applications, internal slate flooring and window and door restorations. More details on Phase 2 will be added to our Portfolio page when the works are complete.
If you have a Lime Pointing in Cornwall or a Land Drainage in Cornwall project you would like to discuss, please Contact Us.
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Leslie Cornell Building Restoration Ltd were engaged to undertake sympathetic restoration works to this picturesque 17th Century Grade II Listed Cob Cottage in Cornwall.
Before our restoration works could commence, we were requested (by Cornwall Council) to provide Lime pointing sample panels to enable the conditions to be met for Listed Building Consent approval.
This project first saw us removing the existing claddings with non-power tools, so as not to disturb the historic fabric of the building and remove the existing paint applications to the faces of the stonework.
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We, Leslie Cornell Building Restoration Ltd, were engaged to undertake restoration works on this beautiful Grade II Listed Georgian terraced cottage that overlooks the picturesque Port of Charlestown in Cornwall.
Our restoration works are not quite complete on this delightful cob cottage in Cornwall, but our works to date include:
Lime Pointing and Lime Rendering in Charlestown
Boundary and Garden Stone wall Repairs in Charlestown
After removing the cementitious render application on the Boundary Wall, we then introduced a Lime pointing application to the wall and formed a new roof head.
Following the removal of earth and sections of the bowing Garden Stone Wall, we re-enforced the wall and re-built it using existing stone and a Natural Lime/sand mortar. This was completed with the introduction of a Lime Pointing application.
We have also undertaken brick cleaning, installation of a French Drain and installation of reclaimed Cast Iron Goods.
Our Works at this property are still ongoing, and more details will be added to our Portfolio page when the works are complete.
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We, Leslie Cornell Building Restoration Ltd, were engaged to undertake Lime Pointing in Cornwall on this Grade II listed granite-built house in Helston.
Being a listed building, and before our works could begin, we were requested to provide pointing sample panels for review by Cornwall Council.
Following the receipt of Listed Building Consent, our works began by carefully removing the existing cement pointing so as not to disturb the historic fabric. This was followed by the introduction of Natural Lime/sand pointing applications and structural repairs.
This Grade I Listed Historic Church in Cornwall was re-constructed during the 15th century and is situated in the village of Gwennap.
Our works started by introducing a 3-coat Lime plastering application to the West End wall of the South Aisle.
A breathable Beeck Mineral Paint System was then applied to the newly introduced Lime plasters.
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Following our previous Lime Pointing in Cornwall Works at this detached house in Cornwall, we were engaged to undertake some internal works to the property.
Our new works consisted of introducing a 3-coat Lime plaster to internal walls.
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We, Leslie Cornell Building Restoration Ltd, were engaged to undertake Lime Re-pointing in Cornwall to this charming stone-built property in Withiel that was suffering from damp problems.
The existing pointing applications were removed using non-power tools so as not to disrupt any of the stonework.
We then re-pointed the exposed stonework using a Natural Lime/sand mortar, to maintain the breathability of the building.
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