Tadelakt Bathrooms

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

Threshing Barn Conversion – Central Devon

By: adminjc | 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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Customer Testimonials

By: adminjc | November 20, 2015 | 0 Comment/s

Customer testimonials We always work hard to ensure that our customers are happy. This means working closely with the customer from the beginning right through to the end of the process. We are delighted that some of our customers have been kind enough to write us testimonials following our work on their properties. If you […]

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Earthouse Projects – Cob, Stone and Lime

By: adminjc | November 16, 2015 | 0 Comment/s

Earthouse Project Management and Site Work – Cob and Lime Earthouse Building Conservation Ltd has been fortunate enough to be involved in a diverse mixture of projects over the last twelve years and we wanted to share a few of these with you. Our work takes us to private residential properties, commercial properties and even […]

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Project Pizza Oven!

By: adminjc | October 21, 2015 | 0 Comment/s

No cob in this blog – Our experience building a Pizza Oven Being a bit of a foodie and a builder I thought it would be unforgivable not to build my own pizza oven!  In fact, this is not just a pizza oven – you can cook anything in this beast! You’re probably wondering why […]

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Pinterest – amazing pics that we love!

By: adminjc | September 25, 2015 | 0 Comment/s

Amazing inspiration on Pinterest! We have recently discovered Pinterest – and we love it! There are so many inspirational ideas on there from all over the world. We have pinned some amazing images that are relevant to us. What we like: Cob: cob houses, cob ovens, cob huts Lime: lime render, lime plaster, lime wash, […]

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Well Restoration

By: adminjc | September 22, 2015 | 0 Comment/s

Old wells Well restoration is not exactly our trade, but due to the nature of the older properties we tend to work on, Earthouse quite often uncovers a disused well, often in a bit of a sorry state. Some customers choose to cover them over for safety reasons or simply because they do not want […]

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Exeter Townhouse – Decorative plaster work

By: adminjc | September 21, 2015 | 0 Comment/s

Examples of decorative plaster work Replacement of lathe and plaster work Last year we worked with a customer who needed some work done in their kitchen. This was a really interesting project which allowed us to use a variety of decorative plaster work. These photos show the exposed lathes with the render removed. The second […]

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Brithem Bottom – Lime Render

By: adminjc | June 1, 2015 | 0 Comment/s

Lime rendering process Brithem had substantial cob repairs and a large number of structural timbers replaced including the inglenook beam. The final touches were the re-rendering and lime washing of the property. In this photo, we have begun to remove the old sand cement render. This shows the property with old sand cement render removed, […]

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