Cob repairs

Devon, Dorset & Somerset Cob Builders

Award Winning Cob Builders in Devon, Dorset & Somerset – repair, renovations, heritage experts. If it's made of mud – we’re who you want!

We can repair your cob home or teach you to do it yourself

What makes us really unique, is not only can we undertake all repair work on your cob house for you; we can also give you the option of you doing it yourself after some training with us. It’s up to you, you choose how you want us to work it with you.
As well as being cob builders we also offer training in cob building to homeowners, self builders and the construction trade. So we are always at the forefront of new developments and highly experienced. Our team of cob builders is led by award-winning cob building expert Kate Edwards.

Cob renovations

Experienced, efficient and friendly.

Kate Edwards has over 18 years of experience working with cob houses – repairing them, building new ones and offering consultancy to architects, builders and surveyors. This means we can guarantee a precise, professional and skilled service. We specialise in listed buildings too. We’ll use traditional materials and techniques to ensure your cob house or other cob building structure is still standing for centuries to come. We also run courses for people who would like to learn how to repair and renovate their earth houses themselves.

Examples of cob house renovation projects we have worked on include:

  • Removing cement render from cob houses and replacing with the breathable and traditional lime render they need to ensure they survive for generations to come.

  • Rebuilding sections of cob house walls

  • Rebuilding collapsed cob garden walls and replacing tiles as a capping

  • Internal clay plaster

  • Internal lime plaster work

  • Lime rendering external walls

  • Replacing lathe and plaster ceilings in the traditional way and lime plastering ceilings
    – Structural reconstruction of residential cob house walls

  • renovation of clay lump barns – repairing the earthen walls, laying a floor, and lime plastering. See the photos below.

  • Repairing rammed earth walls and houses.

  • Repairing rammed chalk walls and houses.

  • Repairing clay lump walls, houses and barns.

Wall being built
Lime rendering

Clay lump builders

We’re specialist builders at repairing clay lump and earth walls of houses and barns. We also do lime renders, and lime and clay plastering. So please still get in touch if you need repairs on your clay-lump property. Wherever your property is in the UK we may be able to offer a consultation on your property and we have even offered repairs and builds abroad.

In addition we also repair structural problems in clay lump walls. Kate Edwards and her team specialise in assessing your clay lump barn or house and repairing it structurally before finishing your earth walls with the correct plaster and renders.

Do you have a project you're working on? If you would like any advice about your own earth building or cob house or to get a quote from us, please get in contact today!