Cob and Stone Work in Bideford, North Devon

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Ray Patt - Cob and Stonework

At Ray Patt Builders & Decorators, we specialise in the repair and maintenance of cob walls.

Cob is a traditional building technique used primarily in North Devon and Cornwall, but different variants of it survive all over Britain.

Cob is a mixture of subsoil, small stones and straw, mixed together with water. Traditionally it would have been mixed by animals walking over it until it was a well mixed material. There would be a wall of stones built up approximately 3 feet, forming a plinth and then layers of cob would be built up about 2 feet at a time and allowed to dry, before a second layer is added and so on until the roof is reached.

Cob blocks or bricks, depending on the size of repair, are used for the repair of cob walls. The cob is then given two coats of lime render and painted using a breathable paint system.

For more information on how we can help with any of your cob wall issues give Ray Patt Builders & Decorators a call today on 07782106676 or visit our contact page and send us a message.


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Our years of experience is evident in our final product. We treat every job, regardless of the size and complexity as if it were on our own home. Working in a meticulous and professional manner at all times.

Turning up on time, and working tirelessly to keep to schedules means you can plan around us. We will also keep you informed of progress throughout the project.

We constantly monitor ours and our competitors prices to ensure we keep our pricing as competitive as possible. We strive to give accurate quotes, so there are no suprises at the end.

Having many years experience in the building and decorating trade means we can tackle the job at hand without the need for additional contractors.

Our customers are so satisfied with the level of work we carry out, that they often refer us to their friends and family.

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