smt associates


Building Pathology


"There is no-one I have worked with in Cornwall who knows so much about the use of lime, sands, and other traditional materials for use in repair and conservation of old buildings"A.P. English Heritage

"Stephen takes a very methodical approach to conservation repair and deals with each challenge in a careful sequence of stages"

"Stephen is now probably the top expert in Cornwall on the analysis of damp problems in historic buildings" E.B. Conservation Officer

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Rehabilitation & Refurbishment Projects

At SMT Associates we understand that a rehabilitation or refurbishment project needs to be treated in a most sympathetic way in order to restore a building to its former glory. With that in mind we recognised the need to work closely with a team of skilled craftsmen who understand our ethos and can display a level of expertise that is second to none. The results are that we can maintain a hands on role in all of our refurbishment projects from inception through to completion. Please contact us for more information.

Our clients purchased this farmhouse with the intention of completing a full refurbishment. The property had been redundant for over 10 years and provided a number of challenging issues which needed to be investigated and analysed and fully understood before appropriate and necassary remedial works could be undertaken. In association with a local building company that specialises in conservation, we undertook a complete refurbishment which included replacing the roof slates, timber repairs, new floors and installing a brand new heating system. Further specialist works including the installation of a private water treatment works, lime plastering and the additions of a luxury conservatory and extension transformed this once derelict farmhouse into a magnificent family home.

Criftoe Farm Tregonetha

criftoe1Prior to the refurbishment commencing criftoe2The transformation into a family home
criftoe3What was previously an empty shell… criftoe4Is transformed into a luxurious yet traditional kitchen
criftoe5The living room was in need of a sympathetic restoration criftoe6Rustic fireplace with the room retaining its beams

Tuckingmill Farm House Helston


Ferry House – Tregothnan Estate

Re-slating in random width diminishing course slates