Cottages’ prestigious award

A restoration project featuring Earthborn paints has won two categories in the prestigious 2016 Daily Telegraph Homebuilding and Renovating Awards.

Two miners’ cottages in Pensford, Somerset, were restored by architects and developers Design Storey to create dwellings fit for 21 st Century living. The judges selected the cottages for Best Renovation, while Telegraph readers awarded them the coveted Readers’ Choice.

Lydia Robinson, Director of Design Storey, said: “To protect the traditional materials and to maintain their breathability we specified Earthborn paints: Ecopro Matt Emulsion on lime plastered areas and Claypaint on the timber panelling. Their flat matt finish sits comfortably against the lime plaster.

Ecopro Emulsion is a high performance, environmentally sound alternative to conventional emulsions. Claypaint maximises the natural properties of clay, producing a high performance, highly breathable paint.

Both paints are EU Ecolabel approved and contain no oils or acrylics, so are virtually VOC free and highly breathable.

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