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…
Historic Grade II Listed Mill Restoration Cornwall
Leslie Cornell Building Restoration Ltd were engaged to undertake sympathetic building restoration works to this early 1600’s Grade II Listed Mill in Cornwall. The main purpose of this project was to convert the former Mill into a residential dwelling.
Our building restoration works in Cornwall consisted of a variety of elements and they were:
Existing vegetation was sensitively removed, with stone repairs being undertaken where required. This was followed with the cleaning of the existing stonework to remove existing non-breathable paint applications.
Structural Repairs in Cornwall
Following a survey undertaken by a Qualified Structural Engineer, it was established that some areas of the building were cracking and required structural repairs to strengthen the walls. We achieved this by installing Helifix Helibars and grout.
Lintel Replacements in Cornwall
Many of the existing lintels, both internally and externally, were removed die to failure/inadequacy. Replacement of these was achieved by introducing new Green Oak lintels.
Window Openings in Cornwall
One of the requirements for converting this building into a residential dwelling was additional window openings. This was done by carefully removing existing stonework and introducing new Green Oak lintels to create openings for new windows.
Window Sills in Cornwall
All of the existing window sills were replaced and new ones introduced to the new window openings, using solid Natural Slate.
Lime Repointing in Cornwall
The existing cement pointing applications were removed and an appropriate Natural Lime/sand mortar pointing application was introduced.
Our building restoration works in Cornwall are now complete and we are extremely proud of the results.
If you have an Historic Building Restoration in Cornwall project you would like to discuss, please Contact Us.
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Boundary Wall Repair Truro
This stone-built Boundary Wall in Truro was in need of repair.
We, Leslie Cornell Building Restoration Ltd, were engaged to undertake essential restoration works to this boundary wall to ensure its longevity. Our works included localised masonry repairs and rebuilds, along with the introduction of a Lime Pointing applications.
If you have a Boundary Wall in Cornwall project that you would like to discuss, please Contact Us.
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Chimney and Structural Repairs Truro
We, Leslie Cornell Building Restoration Ltd, were engaged to undertake restoration works at this end of terrace stone-built property in Cornwall.
This project saw us undertaking chimney repairs within the roof space and the rebuilding one of the external chimneys.
We also carried out Structural Repairs to the front door brick arch. Following a Qualified Structural Engineers Report and specifications, we introduced stainless-steel Helifix Helical Bars and Grout to stabilise the arch.
To see what our Client had to say about the work we carried out, please have a look at their Testimonial.
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Lime Plaster Repair Falmouth
We, Leslie Cornell Building Restoration Ltd, were engaged to undertake internal Lime plaster repairs to this Grade II Listed Cob and Stone-built house in Cornwall.
We removed the existing non-breathable plaster applications to expose the substrate and introduced a Natural Lime/sand 3-coat plaster application.
If you have a Lime Plastering in Cornwall project you would like to discuss, please Contact Us.
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Listed Building Restoration Cornwall
Leslie Cornell Building Restoration Ltd were engaged as Principle Contractors to undertake the 1st Phase of historic building restoration works to this 17th Century Grade II Listed dwelling in Cornwall.
The main objective of Phase 1 of this project was to make this historic building in Cornwall structurally safe, and ultimately habitable again.
To ensure that all areas of the building were accessible and protected from the elements whilst restoration works were carried out, full wrap around scaffolding was erected along with a temporary roof.
One of the reasons a temporary roof was included with the scaffolding was due to the failed roofing structure. To access the roof structure the existing roofing slates were removed. This had to be done very carefully as the slate had to be stored for re-instatement at a later date to satisfy one of the Listed Building Consent Conditions.
The different elements of our historic building restoration work in Cornwall included:
Cob Repairs and Cob Rebuilds:
To stabilise the existing walls and wall heads, cob repairs and cob rebuilds were undertaken.
Following a Structural Survey, undertaken by a Qualified Structural Engineer, it was highlighted that some areas of the historic building needed some Structural Repairs. We achieved these repairs by introducing Helifix Helical Bars to the affected areas.
New Roof Structure:
Due to failings the roof structure was completely removed, and a new structure was designed and implemented.
Chimney Repairs and Chimney Rebuilds:
Some of the existing Chimneys were repairable and this was achieved by repairing/replacing inadequate stone with locally sourced stone and using an appropriate Lime mortar.
Other chimneys had deteriorated to the extent that they had to be rebuilt. This was achieved using brick and an appropriate Lime mortar.
Once the chimneys were in good working order again the reclaimed pots were sourced and re-introduced. For one of the chimneys we constructed a hand-made interlocking square Slate Chimney Pot and Slate Capping.
The existing pointing applications to the external stonework was carefully removed and 3 sample panels were introduced to meet one of the conditions Listed Building Consent. Once Cornwall Council decided and approved the Lime mortar sample panels to be used on this historic building in Cornwall, we repointed all of the exposed stonework.
We carefully removed the existing render applications to the external high-level Cob and, following the aforementioned Cob Repairs and Cob Rebuilds, we introduced a 3-coat render application using an appropriate Natural Lime/sand mortar.
Due to failings of the existing rainwater goods, we removed them and replaced with new.
Following the implementation of the new roof structure, the roof was re-instated using the existing Slate.
During this project a Bat Survey was undertaken, and one of the specifications received by Cornwall Environmental Consultants Ltd was to create a bat dormer using slate and lead former.
This project has taken a lot of hard work and determination, but it is one that we are extremely proud of and this Historic Grade II Listed Building in Cornwall is now structurally safe, is able to breathe again and is habitable.
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Historic Gate Pier Restoration Cornwall
We, Leslie Cornell Building Restoration Ltd, were engaged to move/widen these Listed Gate Piers at a Grade II Listed Vicarage in Cornwall.
Our works began with the careful removal of the Granite Plinths, Balls and associated stonework. We then removed one of the existing Piers and wall and rebuilt them at a specified distance to widen the driveway.
This was followed with the re-introduction of the Granite Plinths and Balls, and the introduction of a 2/3-coat Ashlar finish Lime render to the newly formed stonework.
If you have an Historic Gate Pier/Wall Restoration in Cornwall project or a Lime Rendering in Cornwall project you would like to discuss, please Contact Us.
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Lime Plastering Duloe
This terraced cottage in Cornwall was suffering from internal damp.
We, Leslie Cornell Building Restoration Ltd, were engaged to bring breathability back into one of the internal rooms.
Following the removal of the existing non-breathable applications, we introduced a 3-coat Lime plaster application.
If you have a Lime Plastering in Cornwall project that you would like to discuss, please Contact Us.
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Cob Cottage Repairs, Mawnan Smith
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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Lath and Plaster Gorran
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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Lime Pointing Minions
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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Lime Pointing and Structural Repairs Charlestown
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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