Lime Plastering and Rendering North Devon
Lime Plastering and Rendering North Devon
Hiax Preservation Ltd Listed Building Conservation and Repair In North Devon
Hiax Preservation LtdListed Building Conservation and RepairIn North Devon

Our Projects- Stonework Repointing Helps the Building Breathe!

Here is a sample of some of the projects Hiax Ltd has undertaken.


Along with our highly skilled team, Conservation Officers, Conservation Architects, Archaeologists and Ecologists and many other specialists in the field can be enlisted to help oversee a project.  Customers peace of mind is paramount in the knowledge that all aspects of design and construction are taken care of.

Berry House

Repair and upgrade of a Grade 2 Georgian farmhouse





This 10 bedroom house of 16th century origins was substantially altered in the 18th century. An extensive 18 month programme of repair was undertaken recently to bring it back to its impressive former splendour including




Kings Nympton Church


The Church of St James asked us to repair the lime plaster and decorate the walls and ceilings with limewash, in addition the oak box pews were removed and repaired with new English oak.

15th Century Farmhouse

 Repair of 15th Century farmhouse


This ancient Grade 2 star cob and stone house contained many original features including smoke blackened thatch and an oak panelled cross passage.



 South Molton



16th Century Farm Chapel


16th Century Chapel Grade 2 star 


A rare example of a chapel situated on a farm complex dating from the 16th century. The building still contains most of the original carved oak roof trusses sadly the decorated bosses have disappeared


This building was being used as storage for farm animal feed and was on the English Heritage "Buildings at Risk Register".  We undertook a programme of repair to prevent further water damage and to preserve the fabric of the building for the future.


The work included:



A slightly unusual object was found buried in the top of the cob wall when the roof was removed which the bomb squad had to attend to! (see below)

The Church of St Thomas, Kentisbury


The repairs to the church were funded by English Heritage through the Lottery Fund. The four month contract included

  • Re-slating of the Nave and North Aisle
  • Stonework repointing
  • New cast iron rainwater goods
  • Surface water drainage
  • Decoration of ceilings




Felt and batten fixed with stainless steel screws to avoid impact damage to lath and plaster ceilings



New Delabole slate fixed with copper nails


Slating to North aisle incorporating bat  access


Replacement of copings with new limestone

Cob and Stone Barn Conversion

Barn Conversion, South Molton


Conversion of a Field Barn

The field barn was converted using traditional repairs including lime mortars and cob repairs. The tin roof was removed and a new Delabole slate roof was laid.

Lime stonework repointing and cast iron rainwater goods




Hiax Preservation Limited

59 Hanson Park


North Devon

EX39 3SB


Call Andy Cripps on:

01237 475331

07533 222296

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