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Building Restoration Chepstow, Monmouthshire

By: admin | March 21, 2019 | 0 Comment/s

Building restoration project We were contacted just after Christmas to undertake works on a building restoration project in Chepstow. In close connection with Parker SW Ltd, we have done remedial stone work to the cottage walls. This included patching a number of small holes. There was not a huge amount of remedial work required, so […]

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Church Restoration, Devon

By: admin | March 21, 2019 | 0 Comment/s

Our church restoration and conservation projects Earthouse Building Conservation have been very fortunate to have been involved in a number of church restoration and conservation projects over the years. There are a wide variety of churches in Devon, built at various stages throughout recent history. You can read more about the history of Devon’s churches […]

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Building with Mass Cob

By: admin | March 21, 2019 | 0 Comment/s

Building cob walls If you are considering building or re-building using cob, you have two options. You can either use cob blocks or mass cob. We have previously discussed the benefits of using cob as a sustainable and ecological option for new builds and if you have an existing cob building this should always be […]

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Cellar restoration project, Devon

By: admin | May 22, 2018 | 0 Comment/s

Cellar restoration project Prior to us becoming Earthouse Building Conservation Ltd, we were just plain old Earthouse. One of the first projects we undertook as Earthouse in 2002 was this fantastic cellar restoration. The customer rang us the other day to discuss another project at her property and when I went to visit I couldn’t […]

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Cob cottage restoration and external lime rendering, Mid Devon

By: admin | May 21, 2018 | 0 Comment/s

Cob repair to external walls As with many beautiful cottages we come across in Devon, this one had been coated in a sand and cement render and painted with a non-breathable plastic based paint. As we know very well by now, plastic paints are not good for the environment…well, they certainly aren’t that great for […]

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External lime rendering, Devon

By: admin | May 16, 2018 | 0 Comment/s

Lime rendering, Devon Our customer asked us to undertake the external lime rendering on the rear of her cob and brick cottage in East Budleigh, Devon. At Earthouse Building Conservation we work on both large and small building restoration and conservation projects. We were pleased to accept this job as we had previously done the […]

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A guide to Cob and Lime Maintenance

By: admin | March 3, 2018 | 0 Comment/s

Cob and Lime Maintenance We talk a lot about restoring cob and lime buildings on this site – probably because by the time Earthouse has received a phone call, there is already a problem! In this blog we are going to talk about maintaining your building so that you do not get to this point. […]

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Tadelakt Bathrooms

By: admin | March 3, 2018 | 0 Comment/s

Tadelakt Bathrooms and Wet-rooms Earthouse recently worked on a new Tadelakt bathroom in association with Parker SW Ltd. Although it is an ancient plastering material, Tadelakt can create a contemporary look. When applied correctly, Tadelakt creates a waterproof surface meaning it is ideal for bathrooms and wet-rooms, reducing the requirement for tiles and unsightly grouting. It […]

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Lime wash vs Silica paint

By: admin | February 28, 2018 | 0 Comment/s

Threshing Barn Conversion – Central Devon

By: admin | January 21, 2018 | 0 Comment/s

The Threshing Barn Cob Barn Conversion Project In May 2016 we commenced work on a cob barn conversion. The old threshing barn is located rurally, in the heart of Devon’s countryside. When we began work the building was derelict. The tin roof was failing, thereby allowing water to seep into the cob walls, causing more […]

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