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Heritage Building Specialists Cornwall

Heritage Building Specialists Cornwall

Dear Leslie and Team We are very happy with our new looking building and very much appreciate the care and hard work that went into bringing about such a transformation. We also appreciate that you kept us informed of your progress and were kind and considerate to our neighbours.

Mr and Mrs Hamer


Sympathetic Building Restoration Specialists Cornwall

Sympathetic Building Restoration Specialists Cornwall

Thanks for an expertly completed job. It looks really great.  I had never dealt with grade II listed building repairs before, but you made the whole process easy, advising on and obtaining the relevant planning and listing permissions. All the work was done during my working hours, but you kept me informed of progress throughout. 

Kate, Truro


French Drain Installation Cornwall

French Drain Installation Cornwall

We would recommend Leslie Cornell Building Restoration to anyone looking for someone to undertake renovation work on an old cob cottage like ours. For us, having this work done was a daunting prospect but we need not have worried. From the initial site visit onwards, when we first met Leslie, we knew we had made the right decision. Leslie’s enthusiasm and knowledge of cob building was immediately apparent and we found ourselves seeing our old home with fresh eyes! Once underway, the work proceeded quickly and efficiently. There was no mess, virtually no noise and we were kept informed at every step of the way. We feel completely confident that the work was carried out to the highest standard and we would like to say a big thank you to Leslie and his team.

Ian & Bridgit


Damp in Old Building Cornwall

Damp in Old Building Cornwall

A big Thank you to you and all the chaps for their hard work. We are delighted with all the work carried out and will be in touch whenever we need work done in the future. I will certainly be recommending you to friends. Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas. 

Jean and Chris


Listed Cob Wall Rebuild Cornwall

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Dear Leslie,

A huge thanks to you all for all your fantastic work and patience, for keeping everything so tidy in spite of the awful conditions at times; it has been great having you around and seeing the wall transformed from catastrophe to beauty. We are delighted with the outcome.

If you need a reference from any clients, don’t hesitate to get in touch – we would happily talk to any prospective client for you.

Thanks again to Leslie and all the team.

All the very best – and see you soon.

Mr Raggett and Mrs Birch


Lime Pointing St Agnes

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Thank you and your team for the excellent work.

We were extremely impressed with the quality of the workmanship and the politeness and good will of your whole team.

Mr and Mrs Davies


External Lime Applications

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We're delighted with the work carried out.

A very prompt, friendly & highly professional service from our first contact to completion of the job & we will definitely use you for further work on the cottage.


Andy and Lesley


Lime Pointing - Fowey


The lime re-pointing work carried out by Leslie and the team was both on schedule and to a high standard with professionalism and an informative approach.

We were always aware of how the work was progressing and are very happy with the final product.

It was reassuring to deal with someone with real experience in the use of lime mortar.

I would be happy to use Leslie Cornell Building Restoration for future work on the property and I have no hesitation in recommending them to others.

Mr Chris Price

Lime Plastering - Polkerris Cornwall

lime-plasterer-bodmin-cornwallDuring the summer of 2014 as part of a team building event, Polymermedics Ltd helped the Polkerris Scout group carry out repairs on their Scout Hut. This building is the charming former Pilchard cellar on the Beach at Polkerris which is several hundred years old.
Part of this work included renovating three large walls using a traditional lime finish. We invited Leslie down to have a look at the building to see what he thought, as we had very little idea what to do. As soon as we met him, we knew he was the man to help us, he has huge passion for old buildings which is matched with an impressive knowledge on the subject. We were made up when he agreed to help us, he did say at this stage that it was a lot of work for one day but this did not deter him. On the day he explained the process and then set about training and supervising us through each stage. As being complete novices, at times things went wrong, equipment went missing that we needed, but Leslie showed incredible patience in guiding us and staggered us with his work rate, he was a man on a mission. At the end of the day the old Pilchard cellar looked great and everyone had a real sense of achievement which was the goal of our team building day. Polkerris Scout Group, and Polymermedics both send their thanks to Mr Cornell for making this day a success.

Polkerris Scout Group Committee and Mr Derren Blewett

Cob Mixing and Clay Plastering Demonstration – Pondhu School - St Austell

Leslie and his team were a pleasure to work with and brought a wealth of experience in working with natural building materials.

In terms of teaching the children about cob, they were very patient and able to impart their knowledge in a fun as well as factual way.

Nicole Solomons, Cornwall Sustainable Building Trust, St Austell

Lime Pointing – Goonhavern, Perranporth

lime-pointing-goonhavern-cornwallAm very happy to recommend. Punctual service with excellent communication and professional end result.

Mr Les Hill, Lavender Cottage

Lime Pointing - Cornwall

lime-pointing-perranporth-cornwallLeslie and team re-pointed our old Cornish farm cottage this summer. We received the most fantastic service from them throughout the process.

Knowledgeable expert advice, reasonable quotes, hardworking, flexible, neat - and most importantly of all a fabulous high quality result at the end!

We would be more than happy to recommend them to anyone, and we are confident you won't need to look anywhere else for your restoration needs.

Robin and Liz - Perranwell

Lime Pointing – Falmouth

lime-pointing-falmouthWe couldn't have been happier with the work Leslie Cornell Building Restoration Ltd carried out. Their response time from initial enquiry, to viewing the work and providing a competitive quote was all done within a week, no other companies did this.

We were impressed by their knowledge of materials and techniques and their understanding to undertake the task sympathetically to the buildings needs, particularly in respect of the age and current condition of the building. The team were totally committed to providing excellent service that we were happy with at every stage. They worked appropriately for the jobs needs, even if that meant working on a Sunday morning, rain or shine. We would highly recommend Leslie Cornell Building Restoration to anybody.

Mr and Mrs Chambers

Cob Mixing and Clay Plastering – Pondhu School, St Austell

cob-brick-making-cornwallLeslie Cornell Building Restoration came to Pondhu Primary School to help the children with a “Green” Junior Enterprise Challenge Day. The children were learning about sustainable design and courtesy of Leslie and his team were able to “have a go” at working with cob.

The children took part in a range of cob activities, including cob mixing, cob brick making and clay plastering. Without exception the children all really enjoyed the interactive learning experience.

The story of the day can be found on our webpage

Kate Whetter, Education Projects Manager, Cornwall Education Business Partnership

Cob Chimney Repair and Lime Plastering - Redruth

cob-repair-lime-plasterer-cornwallAfter attempting to renovate the gable end of our cottage we discovered it was of Cob construction. So we contacted Leslie Cornell Building Restoration.

Leslie returned our call the same day and arranged to call and give his expert opinion, this reassured us that he could restore the Cob wall.

Leslie and his team were very efficient and carried out the work to the highest standard.

Mr and Mrs Beswetherick - Harris Mill

Cob Report/Assessment – Cornwall

cob-report-structural-assessment-cornwallWe are sorry for not getting back to you sooner as regards to the work quoted for in St Columb.

It was a long process but we finally secured the property this year and look forward to engaging you to carry out said works in early 2015.

We would like to thank you for carrying out the survey on the property in such an honest, knowledgeable and professional manner.

Mr and Mrs Brennan. St Columb Major

Lime Pointing - Devoran

lime-pointing-cornwallWe asked Leslie Cornell to point the front of our 1860s cottage.

We were delighted with the quality of the workmanship and the efficient and professional approach Leslie and the team took in preparing and tidying the site.

We would be very happy to recommend.

Mr Ward

Lime Render - Cornwall

lime-plasterer-south-westWe employed Leslie Cornell Building Restoration to remove the existing surface and introduce a lime bag rub application to the south wall of our traditional stone built mining cottage in July 2014.

Leslie and his team were professional and thorough and completed the work to a high standard within an agreed time frame. We are delighted with the result which has exposed the granite lintels and highlighted the natural contours of the wall whilst at the same time solving damp issues.

We would have no hesitation in employing Leslie and his team for any future building restoration work.

Chris and Caroline, Liskeard

Lime Pointing Barn Cornwall

lime-putty-pointing-cornwallYour pointing was good and you carried out and completed it to a professional standard.

Terry - Lostwithiel

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Par Moor Road
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