Our Team, at Leslie Cornell Building Restoration Ltd, take immense pride in all of the services we deliver to our Clients throughout Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.  From the initial Site Visit to the completed works, we strive to provide a first-class service through our honest and sympathetic approach to the conservation, preservation and restoration of historic buildings.

Please find below a sample of the Testimonials we have received from our Clients, which we hope will give you the reassurance you need to engage with us.  Alternatively, you can visit the Federation of Master Builders for our Customer Approval rating.

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Lime Plastering Duloe

We purchased a Grade 2 Listed Cottage which had damp problems due to the stone walls being covered in non-breathable paint internally. Having removed some of the paint we found the problem was worse than expected, the walls were also covered in cement tanking. At this point I got Leslie and his team involved. As expected, full removal of paint, tanking and cement mortar was recommended, followed by re-plastering with Lime. We could not be happier with the results. Leslie’s team always turned up on time and within 3 visits they had totally transformed the interior, and despite being messy work, they always cleaned up before leaving the site. I will be going back to Leslie next year for some external work.

G and V Rogers, Duloe, Cornwall - May 2019


Cornish Lime Company

We've worked with Leslie Cornell Building Restoration Ltd for many years now and are delighted to supply them with their Lime and associated products. Over the last few years we have spent time with Leslie and his Team at the Royal Cornwall Show where we both exhibit, and, despite supplying them with lots of materials throughout the year it's only at this event that we really get to see the evidence and better appreciate what they do, and do very well indeed.  We hope we'll meet again at this year's Show in June in the Countrywide Skills Area, where we will see what they have been up to over the last year.   Their speciality is for Cob buildings and we wholeheartedly congratulate them for the sterling works they have carried out over the years.  We applaud their passion and focus on this very traditional material that may appear simple to many, but Leslie and his Team, like Cornish Lime, know and appreciate the consequences of what can go wrong when even simple materials are treated inappropriately.  Leslie Cornell Building Restoration Ltd are Specialists in this area and we look forward to supplying them with materials and assisting in their future.

Cornish Lime Company


Chimney and Structural Repairs Truro

I was very impressed by Leslie Cornell Building Restoration Ltd.’s service.

The work, the communication, the professionality, the friendly guys and cleanliness were the best I have had to date.

I’m self employed and have done a few renovations on houses myself over the years, and you guys are head and shoulders above the rest so far.

Gary, Truro - February 2019


Lime Pointing and Land Drainage Bodmin Moor

Leslie Cornell was a pleasure to work with, and we are delighted with the work that they have completed on our property. The entire village commented on how hard-working and efficient the team was, and on how wonderful the finished repointing looks. They have been unfailingly accommodating and professional, and we look forward to continuing working with Leslie and his team on the remaining part of our project. We would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a building company specialising in traditional materials and historic buildings.

Patrick, Bodmin Moor - January 2019


Lime Repointing Helston

We have been so very impressed with Leslie Cornell and his fabulous team, not only with the exceptionally beautiful work they completed but also the respectfulness and professionalism the whole team showed. We have truly been blown away. From start to finish it has been an absolute joy to have a team with such brilliant skills, communication, knowledge and attention to detail restoring our lovely home. It was a truly refreshing experience. Thank you to all.

Sue, Helston - August 2019


Render Removal and Lime Pointing Charlestown

We contacted Leslie through his website concerning damp ingress in our cottage in Charlestown. He was prompt to respond and carried out a first-class job removing external render, exposing the original stone and re-point with Lime mortar. We have commissioned him to carry our further work and are very pleased to recommend his services to others.

Peter, Charlestown - August 2019


Lime Applications West Cornwall

Being the new owners of an old granite cottage, we had been reading about the importance of breathability for historic buildings as our cottage was covered in cement render. We cam across the work of Leslie and team and were very impressed with their portfolio and understandingof the materials these buildings need. From the very start, Leslie was professional and attentive and shared lots of insight with us about our property. We decided upon much of the house being re-rendered in Lime. His team worked quickly, and carefully, and our home has been beautifully transformed beyond our expectations. We wholeheartedly recommend their services.

Sian & Sean, West Cornwall - Sept 2019


Lime Pointing and Lime Bag Rub Truro

We purchased an older property that had been neglected for some time. We approached Leslie for a quote to point or render all of our exterior walls with Lime, rather than the existing concrete which was contributing to damp problems. Leslie came and offered very helpful impartial advice during his initial visit, as well as a prompt Quotation that was aligned with the market rate. During the work he kept us informed as well as advising on other aspects of our renovation. All the builders were courteous and a credit to their employer. We have been extremely pleased with the work that has been undertaken and would highly recommend their services. We are going to have them back to do some of the internal work as we were so impressed!

M Wyatt, Truro – October 2019


Lime Pointing Tintagel

We contacted Leslie Cornell Building Restoration Ltd regarding a damp wall. Their response was positive and consisted of a site visit, where Mr Cornell picked up on several things we hadn’t thought of. Having met with him to discuss the project, we felt confident that the work would be done properly. Although the first date to start was not convenient another date was fixed. They turned up promptly and the work was done in less time than estimated. The area was left clean and tidy. The wall now looks wonderful. Many thanks for all you have done.

Sue Ede, Tintagel – October 2019


Lime Repointing and Land Drainage St Cleer

We contacted Leslie Cornell Building Restoration Ltd because we had some concerns over damp issues in one of the rooms and we were keen to restore the cottage back to how it looked in the 1840’s when it was first built. Leslie came and looked at the job in hand and immediately his passion and care for old buildings shone through. He asked what our requirements were and was open and honest about what he could do for us, and at no point did we feel pressured into making a decision. He patiently answered many questions before we finally decided to go ahead. Once work was agreed his team came as promised and were friendly, knowledgeable and flexible whilst carrying out the work. The cottage looks lovely and many of the villagers have commented how good it looks and that it’s nice to see it back as was intended. I can’t recommend Leslie and his team highly enough, a very professional and passionate company that clearly takes great pride in the renovation of old buildings. They are first class craftsmen and women.

Andy & Jane Webb, St Cleer – December 2019


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Leslie Cornell
Unit 13/14 St Austell Bay Business Park
Par Moor Road
St Austell
PL25 3RF

Tel: 01726 337577

Email: cornellcob@outlook.com