Award Winning Restoration of 15th Century Cornish Farmhouse

Traditional Building Restoration

Historically buildings were constructed from the materials to be found close by, traditionally the local quarry. If no stone was immediately to hand then timber or "cob" was used. The term "cob" describes a much maligned building material which has been around for thousands of years, and consists of a mixture of sharp edged stone, clay soil and straw.

In the South West the exterior cob walls were often faced with scantle slates, set in to a lime mortar bed, or a lime and sand mix, with a lime mortar pointing on the exterior. Cob building continues to this day and we have been fortunate in participating in several historic restorations using the material.