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…
Lime Rendering and Mineral paint System St Agnes
This historic cottage in Cornwall was suffering from damp problems.
We, Leslie Cornell Building Restoration Ltd, were engaged to undertake Lime rendering works to maintain the breathability of the cottage, thus limiting the amount of moisture trapped within the walls.
Our works commenced with the removal of the existing Lime and cement-based render applications to the external walls and chimney stack. We then followed this with the introduction of an appropriate 3-coat Lime render application. Following the appropriate drying times for the 3-coat Lime render, we introduced a breathable Beeck Mineral Paint System.
To see what our Clients thought about the work we undertook, please have a look at the Testimonial they provided for us.
If you have a Lime rendering in Cornwall project that you would like to discuss, please Contact Us.
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Lime Rendering Cob and Mineral Paint System Truro
The render on the front elevation of this historic Cob property in Truro was failing, with cracks and hollow/separation gaps apparent.
Our works commenced with the careful removal of the existing render to expose the Cob beneath. We then removed the cast-iron rainwater goods for refurbishment, removed the existing facias for the installation of new and removed the existing paint applications from the existing Natural Slate sills.
The ensure the breathability of the building was maintained, we introduced a Natural Lime/sand 3-coat render application to the exposed Cob.
We supplied, primed, painted and installed new facias to the property and introduced new fixings for the guttering and downpipe. The refurbishment of the cast-iron rainwater goods included sanding, painting and the introduction of new gutter seals. On completion of the refurbishment we reinstated them.
Our Clients were extremely pleased with the finished results and provided us with a very kind Testimonial.
If you have a Lime Rendering in Cornwall project that you would like to discuss, please Contact Us.
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18th Century House Lime Works Cornwall
Leslie Cornell Building Restoration Ltd were engaged to undertake traditional restoration works at this 18th Century stone property in Cornwall.
All of our restoration works were sympathetic to the buildings substrate and included:
We carefully removed the existing pointing applications form the stonework joints and raked them out to the required depths. Some areas of the faces of the stonework had been previously painted and this too was carefully removed and cleaned. With the stonework and joints adequately cleaned and raked out, we then proceeded to introduce an appropriate Lime mortar repointing application.
It was decided that some areas of the external walls of the property would be better suited to being rendered. Using an appropriate Lime mortar, we introduced a 3-coat render application to the specified areas. The chimney stack was one of these areas where we removed the existing applications and re-rendered with a suitable 3-coat Lime mortar.
Some of the existing window sills had deteriorated and become ineffective. We removed the inadequate sills and replaced them with Brazilian Natural Solid Slate sills.
If you have an historic building restoration in Cornwall project that you would like to discuss,please Contact Us.
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Listed Cob and Stone Boundary Wall Mevagissey
Leslie Cornell Building Restoration Ltd were engaged to undertake Cob restoration works to this collapsed Grade II Listed boundary wall in Cornwall.
The neighbouring properties outbuilding collapsed, damaging the listed Cob and Stone wall. We used preformed Cob blocks and a Lime mortar to repair the damaged area and tied the repaired wall using a Helifix System.
With the repair works completed, we then introduced a 3-coat Lime render application to the Cob. After allowing the appropriate drying times we applied a Beeck Mineral Paint System to the newly introduced Lime render.
If you have a collapsed boundary wall in Cornwall project, please Contact Us.
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Cob and Stone Breathability Works Cornwall
This historic stone and Cob house in Cornwall was suffering from damp.
Leslie Cornell Building Restoration Ltd were engaged to undertake restoration works to maintain the breathability of the building.
Our restoration works included:
The external drainage for this property was non-existent, so we excavated a land drainage trench and installed a French Drain system.
We removed the inadequate guttering and downpipes and replaced with a cast-iron rainwater system.
The stone and Cob structure was clad in a cement-based render application. We carefully removed the non-breathable renders and introduced a Lime pointing application to the exposed stonework and a 3-coat Lime render application to the exposed Cob.
If you have an Historic Building in Cornwall and would like to discuss your restoration project, please Contact Us.
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Lime Pointing Torpoint
This Grade II listed stone cottage in Cornwall required restoration works to the existing external Lime pointing.
To repair and preserve this historic building we, Leslie Cornell Building Restoration Ltd, were engaged to undertake sympathetic and breathable pointing works.
Before our works were allowed to commence, we were required to provide Lime pointing sample panels to discharge conditions set out in the Listed Building Consent Approval. We provided 3 different sample panels for consideration and Cornwall Council decided upon the most appropriate one and discharged the conditions.
The next stage of our works was to carefully remove the existing cement and Lime-based pointing applications and rake out the joints of the stonework to the required depths.
Our works were completed with the introduction of the agreed Lime mortar pointing application to the exposed stonework joints.
If you have a Lime pointing in Cornwall project that you would like to discuss, please Contact Us.
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Insulating Lime Render Cornwall
We, Leslie Cornell Building Restoration Ltd, were engaged to undertake internal Lime plastering works at a Grade II Mid-17th Century house in Cornwall.
Our Client decided that they would like to have the internal walls plastered with a breathable insulating Lime render application to improve the thermal performance of the solid walled masonry and maintain the breathability of the building.
We introduced a Cornerstone Insulating Lime render application at a thickness of approximately 50mm, with a Lime putty finish.
If you have an Insulating Lime Render in Cornwall project that you would like to discuss, please Contact Us.
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Lime Repointing Liskeard
This Granite-built cottage in Cornwall was suffering from damp on the gable elevation.
We, Leslie Cornell Building Restoration Ltd, were engaged to undertake works to maintain the breathability of building. Following the removal of the existing cement pointing applications from the joints and the non-breathable paint applications to the faces of the Granite stonework, we removed the existing dropper course and reinstated a new one that matched the existing roofing Slate and introduced an appropriate breathable Lime pointing application to the exposed stonework.
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Chimney Repairs St Dennis
This Granite-built property was suffering from damp problems.
Leslie Cornell Building Restoration Ltd undertook an assessment of the property and identified that there were failings in the chimney stack. On instruction from the Client, we re-flaunched the top of the chimney, Lime re-pointed the entire chimney stack, replaced existing failed cowls and introduce a lead flashing channel to the front face of the chimney stack.
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Internal Lime Pointing and Lime Plastering Ponsanooth
Leslie Cornell Building Restoration Ltd were engaged to undertake sympathetic internal restoration works at an historic property in Cornwall.
If you have an Internal Lime Pointing in Cornwall or Lime Plastering in Cornwall project you would like to discuss, please Contact us.
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Lime Rendering and Breathable Paint Fowey
This historic building in Cornwall was suffering from damp problems to the Front Elevation.
The damp problems were mainly due to cement-based render applications which was hindering the breathability of the building.
We removed the existing render and introduced a 3-coat Lime Render application and, following the appropriate drying times, finished the process with a 4-stage Breathable Paint System.
If you have a Lime Rendering in Cornwall or Mineral Paint in Cornwall project you would like to discuss, please Contact Us.
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