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Keppel Gate before render was applied to the external surface of the wall.

Cob and Earth Buildings

Cob is a vernacular material that was widely used throughout the South West of England and has become an important part of the work that this Practice is involved with.  Not only are we regularly dealing with existing cob buildings in the region but we have also carried out the structural design for many new cob and earthen buildings.  To start with, we have attempted to describe what is cob?

Heathfield Cottage, Nether Exe crack

 Old problems can be uncovered.

Heathfield Cottage, Nether Exe repaired

 Repaired ready for re-rendering.

Summerdown 4

One of many new cob buildings we have had a hand in creating.