Recently we have developed a successful way of helping customers with traditional building techniques. This solution is intended for people with a basic knowledge of building skills. As fully qualified conservation builders we can attend your project and teach you various skills which you can continue with on a daily fee.

We offer one to one coaching in traditional skills such as:

  • Lime plastering
  • Lime rendering
  • Cob repair
  • Stone masonry
  • Limecrete flooring
  • Historic brick work
  • Earth plastering

We can also offer a consultancy service in conjunctiion with onsite tuition. Advice is also available in obtaining listed building consent.

Holman & Co. Limited Father and Son business based in Honiton, Devon and provide Stone, Cob and Lime repair, restoration and Cob and Stone new build services, covering the whole of Devon and the South West. In keeping with traditional practice, our methods involve materials sourced locally for conservation of the area. We can offer a wide range of services using traditional methods, using Lime, Cob and Stone, working on both period buildings and new builds. We have also worked closely with many insurance companies for repairs.

We work with both the private individual and commercial building and construction companies such as Savills, EBC, Enelco, Summerfield Developments, St Johns Lodge, Regents Park - London, Powderham Estate and Whitton & Laing to name but a few.

The heart of a good Cob construction lies in the stone foundation upon which it lies. Good Cob work needs good stone work beneath it.

Our services include:


  • Cob & Stone New Builds
  • Period & Listed Properties
  • Conservation, Repair & Restoration
  • Extensions & Conversions
  • Cob Buildings & Walls
  • Dry Stone Buildings & Walls
  • Stone work inc. Mullions - Fireplaces - Porticos
  • Interior & Exterior Lime work
  • Limecrete Flooring

We are also Chapter 8 qualified for temporary traffic management and most are CSCS card registered.

Contact us today to discuss your project in detail.


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Specialising in the construction of Cob, stone and Lime applications Kevin Holman has built up a great reputation for his skills in this specialist field and promotes traditional building techniques and ultimately what is best for historic and listed buildings in Devon. With a huge expanse of knowledge and experience Kevin and his team provide Full Building Restoration and Sympathetic Renovation Services throughout Devon, from repairing cob walls, re-pointing lime rendering and rebuilding chimneys to the Completion of full restoration and new build Projects.

Holman & Co. Limited

4 Town Farm Close
Honiton. Devon
EX14 1YA
Tel: 01404 46539
Mob: 07976 475229
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Cob services for Devon

As specialist in this traditional building material we can provide high quality cob construction work.