Leslie Cornell Senior is an accomplished practitioner in all aspects of cob in construction. Dedicated from 1997, he continues to undertake and/or coordinate many successful projects, regularly attends relevant seminars/courses and is conversant with current legislation and good practice guidelines. Furnished with these accumulated achievements allows Leslie to not only provide a professional building restoration service, they also guarantee distinct cob surveys, informed investigations and/or free advice delivered with accuracy and understanding, reassuring all enquirers and Clients they need look no further.
2005 – Founding Member of Earth Building UK (EBUK) – Cornwall’s only representative
2006 – Member of The Guild of Master Craftsmen
2006 – 2007, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 – Best Trade Stand – Royal Cornwall Show – Cob demos
2008 – Power-point Presentation – Devon Earth Building Association (DEBA)
2009 – BBC TV Programme – Historic Building Conservation in association with English Heritage
2013 – CPD’s launched
2013 – 2017 Established Leslie Cornell Building Restoration Ltd
2014 – to date – Founder of The Cornish Cob Society
2014 – Cob in Schools Programme – on-going
2014 – European Energy Efficiency Award – Cornwall Learning/Cornwall Sustainable Building Trust
2015 – Cornwall Careers Initiative – Interactivity for Businesses and Education
2015 – Site Management Safety Training Scheme – Accredited
2015 – Retro-fit Energy Efficiency for Pre-1914 Buildings (STBA) – Level 2
2016 – Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) Membership – Accreditation for Cob
2017 – IHBC – Heritage in Law Conference (supported by Historic England)
2017-2018 Federation of Master Builders (FMB) – Appointed South West
Justifiably, Leslie is a respected authority regarding all-matters-cob. Recognition for his knowledge of (and passion for) cob in Cornwall is extensive within the historic [built] environment sector and has earned him deserved reverence. CPD has been and remains a fundamental principle of rationale to Leslie and this is reflected in his enthusiasm to communicate and impart his learning’s to all.
Leslie has a professional and loyal Staff that support this philosophy and are a dedicated body adopting a commitment to proficiency and a pride in their work. In addition, a selected assembly of registered (and trusted) sub-contractors are available for any works that may extend beyond in-house practices.