Leslie Cornell Building Restoration Ltd were engaged to undertake restoration works at this beautiful detached Historic Cob Cottage in Cornwall. This countryside cottage was formerly two coastguard cottages and is surrounded by National Trust owned land, with wonderful panoramic coastal views.
The first part of our restoration works was to introduce a 3-coat Lime plaster application to the already de-clad internal sides of the external wall of the front elevation.
Our attention then turned to the external of the property, where we removed the existing non-breathable render applications to the high-level Cob and non-breathable paint applications to the low-level stonework. This was followed with the raking out and removal of the existing mortars from the stonework joints.
Once removal of the existing claddings was achieved, a structural repair was identified. We executed this repair by introducing Helifix Helical Bars to the failed area. With the existing claddings removed, and using an appropriate breathable Lime mortar, we repointed the low-level stonework and introduced a 3-coat Lime render application to the high-level Cob.
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