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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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


Lime Plastering & Lime Pointing Truro

We were recommended to Leslie Cornell Building Restoration Ltd by neighbours who were pleased with them.

We asked Leslie to inspect our house where we had damp penetration. It was due to faulty render which had to be replaced carefully using a lime mixture.

The firm fixed a date for the necessary scaffold to be erected and all was done on time and on the exact dates we had agreed.

As well as their obvious skills, the men were tidy, helpful and friendly. We would not hesitate to recommend Leslie Cornell Building Restoration Ltd to anyone else, particularly those with older types of Cornish houses.

Brian & Sarah Wilson, Truro - January 2018


Manaccan Parish Church

Dear Leslie, Thank you very much for your quotation received today.  May I firstly say how impressed I am at the speed at which you have produced this quotation, and also the detailed layout within.

I congratulate you! This matter will be discussed at our next meeting (this month), you can be assured.  However, I believe Sue and Marcia, who you met, did indicate to you that we do not have big congregations and lots of funds.  Nonetheless, very interesting.

We will be in touch with you further, and again, very many thanks. With best wishes...

Prue Towner, Chairwarden - March 2018


Lime Pointing Old Chapel

Before we bought our house, the building survey identified that we would need to have the exterior re-pointed along with some other measures to manage damp and the building’s breathability. We began doing research into options for both the internal and external walls of the house and we were advised to focus on the exterior before tackling the interior. Leslie Cornell Building Restoration Ltd were recommended to us by Cornish Lime and we asked them to quote for doing the pointing work. From the outset it was clear that choosing Leslie Cornell Building Restoration Ltd was the right route to go down; the response was prompt and came with in depth advice and recommendations about what the best course of action would be. One thing that struck us about Leslie’s response in comparison to other quotes was his attention to detail, which put us instantly at ease that the job was in safe hands. Prior to work being carried out, communication was regular and any questions that we had were answered very promptly.  During the work Leslie kept in regular contact with updates, which again gave us complete peace of mind. His team were polite, tidy and considerate at all times. The work was carried out with meticulous attention to detail, with Leslie himself regularly being on site to check the quality of the work being carried out and to discuss progress and any concerns that we had in person. Leslie and his team were also extremely obliging; going above and beyond to help us where other issues and trades were concerned. We are delighted with how the house now looks and the quality of workmanship; the house has been transformed. It has been a pleasure having Leslie and his team on board. We could not recommend him highly enough.

Felicity & Andrew, Cornwall - January 2018


Lime Builder Liskeard

My gable end wall had been rendered in cement and painted white. Over the years, it had discoloured and was peeling off. Mr Cornell and his team removed the cement render, and repointed the stonework with a lime mortar. I think it looks beautiful now. He is very knowledgable about his craft, professional and efficient. The site was left tidy at the end of each day. I will be using the company again to deal with the inside of this wall, which has old dry lining and suffered from condensation damp because the wall couldn't "breathe". I can thoroughly recommend Leslie Cornell Building Restoration Ltd.

Jay, Liskeard - April 2018


Lime Pointing Wadebridge

After a harsh winter my garden wall was looking shabby with gaps appearing and failed cement flaking off. My neighbours expressed concern that it might collapse. The stone wall is over a hundred years old, so I needed expert advice. I contacted Leslie Cornell Building Restoration Ltd who promptly came to inspect the wall. Leslie was immediately very reassuring and explained that the wall could be restored by patching and repointing, using an appropriate Natural Lime/sand mortar. I happily agreed to this and very soon Leslie Cornell and a team of six men started preparing the wall, mixing mortar and repointing. The finished result is truly spectacular. Neighbours stop to thank and congratulate me. They feel, as I do, that this beautifully restored wall will be a joy to behold for many years to come. I’m very grateful to Leslie Cornell and his splendid team for their expert workmanship.

Mr. J. Cormack, Wadebridge - May 2018


Lime Pointing Mullion

Thank you for the fantastic job you and your team did on the front of our cottage we are so pleased. Communication and efficiency of the work carried out was excellent.

Many thanks Sarah and Paul - May 2018


Lime Pointing and Lime Plastering West Cornwall

Our Listed cottage in Cornwall needed major damp problems addressing. We researched cob specialists in Cornwall, on-line and had several quotes. We were very impressed with Leslie Cornell's knowledge and passion for historic buildings and felt we were in safe hands. Leslie and his team arrived each day with enthusiasm and worked with good humour. Leslie was always just a phone call away if we had any worries or needed advice. The project was finished on time and within budget. We would absolutely recommend Leslie Cornell Building Restoration Ltd, and almost wish we had it all to do again, just to have them back!

John and Angela Mason - June 2018


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


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


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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