Homes & Houses

From start to finish new builds through to property extensions, refurbishments and property conversions, Gloweth has a wealth of experience and expertise in creating beautiful homes and houses.

Whether you are looking to create a contemporary living space incorporating the latest features or are looking to renovate and refurbish old buildings by breathing new life into them, the Gloweth homebuilding team can use their skills to help you achieve exactly what you are looking for.

Our team can help you with:

  • House extensions
  • Timber framed extensions
  • Extending, developing and refurbishing existing buildings to create new living spaces
  • Barn conversions – turning 3 barns into 5 new dwellings and refurbished the farmhouse
  • Mix of traditional and contemporary refurbishment, develop and extension projects

See the project examples below to see some of the projects we have worked on:

Perranuthnoe - renovation, extension and alteration to 19th century house Click on image below to see gallery


Our clients commissioned us to undertake extensive renovation, extension and alterations to this detached late 19th century house standing in a large enclosed garden on the edge of an unspoilt coastal village. While retaining the distinctive front elevation with bay windows, we demolished a detached annex and two 20th century additions and then added a 2 storey extension and a large garden room to the west side. This family home now benefits from compete internal modernisation, 2 additional bedrooms and an impressive kitchen, and is complete with underfloor heating to the main living areas.

Alsia Mill - Feature image Click on image below to see gallery

Alsia Mill

This idyllic country house is a former farmhouse adjacent to an historic mill and is just a few miles from Sennen in west Cornwall. Our client commissioned a complete refurbishment of the property to create a high specification interior which melds style and comfort with the iconic look and feel of a period property. Externally, the property was re-pointed with lime mortar and the existing features were consolidated and improved for current use. This house is available for holidays and you can make bookings (and see more photos!) by clicking here.

Lanmore house feature image, Lanner, Cornwall Click on image below to see gallery


Our clients wanted to considerably extend their single storey property and bring a contemporary feel to the living areas. This was achieved with 3 separate timber framed extensions to the front, rear and one side. Lifetime energy efficiency was achieved with insulation installed to floors, walls and ceilings. It was a pleasure to work on this project on an accessible site with accommodating clients and a well specified project.

Front view of Landsvue house, Penzance, Cornwall Click on image below to see gallery


Working in conjunction with a local independent architect on a property close to our home base was a novelty and allowed us additional flexibility with our resources. We partly demolished the client’s traditionally built two story property, leaving only some rear rooms intact then built a substantial new wrap-around structure to extend the property. On the ground floor, the new rooms included kitchen, living room and new entrance with new bathrooms and bedrooms above. Double doors of the living room look out onto the grounds, with the desking are (not shown in the photographs) providing additional outside living space in the summer months.

Ariel view of house on narrow plot, St Ives, Cornwall Click on image below to see gallery

St Ives

We built this house on a very narrow plot in the centre of St Ives on a busy residential road. Set back from the existing property line, the client’s designers incorporated contemporary features to achieve an airy feel in keeping with the location, but resulting in a far from simple building project for us. A single storey section at the front was followed by a two storey section, a three storey section, than a private internal courtyard garden and a completely separate rear-access garage and studio at the rear.

Trevorva Barns Royal visit, Probus, Truro, Cornwall Click on image below to see gallery

Trevorva Barns

Working for a rural housing charity to convert a set of derelict farmyard buildings to new accommodation, this year long project was both a challenge and a resounding success. On a single site, we converted 3 existing stone barns into 5 new dwellings, and also refurbished the existing farmhouse. The structure of the barns was first consolidated, then built back up with new roofs. New mains services we installed throughout the site, including an on-site waste management system. The stonework was cleaned and re-pointed with lime mortar. We manufactured all the new windows, doors and other custom joinery in our workshop, before installation and final finishes on site. Finally, new garden areas were formed for each of the properties and the site landscaping completed. 01872 222567