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REAL HOMES | From derelict electricity substation to stunning family home | Trevolt

25th August 2022

Real Homes - Trevolt George Clarke.

Cornish couple, Abi and Morveth, used a selection of Earthborn Claypaint in their recent renovation – which you may have spotted on George Clarke’s Remarkable Renovations.

Originally an electricity substation, the 12-metre tall stone building located on the moorland of Cornwall, had been abandoned since the 1960’s.

Abi and Morveth decided to take on this colossal challenge to breathe new life back into the building to create a stunning family home, lovingly named ‘Trevolt’.

photo credit @ Amazing Productions

The project

You may have watched the process of this project unfold on Channel 4’s programme George Clarke’s Remarkable Renovations (don’t worry if you missed it, it’s available to watch on catch up!)

Located on the moorland of Cornwall, the 12-metre tall stone building had been abandoned since the 1960’s; with years of being battered by the elements, damp had taken its toll and the building had fallen into a state of disrepair.

The couple fell in love with the derelict building and had a great vision for what they wanted it to be – their forever family home. They worked with an architect to help realise their dream, got planning permission in 2019 and after some tough moments with delays and many obstacles, the couple managed to complete their dream home.

The finished masterpiece is a carbon neutral 3-bedroom property that cleverly combines a mixture of the original industrial features of the building with softer carefully considered furniture and soft furnishings.


Inside, the walls are lime plastered so it was important that Abi and Morveth used a paint that wouldn’t block the breathability of the render. They chose our Claypaint – a highly breathable emulsion that allows buildings to breathe by releasing moisture into the atmosphere, thus preventing damp and condensation.

Environmentally friendly

Being surrounded by nature inspired many of their decisions on the renovation, the couple used our environmentally friendly and breathable Claypaint throughout the property.

“We wanted to create a paired back and serene interior, with lots of texture and a real eco vibe,” says Abi.

Light neutrals

Throughout the property, the couple used Claypaint in our light neutrals hues Feather Pillow and Tom’s Bakery. The tonal scheme perfectly enhances the natural light that pours into the building through its many large windows. In the kitchen, White Clay complements both the natural rustic aesthetic of the decor and exposed brickwork. The colours create a warm and cosy feeling as they’ve chosen shades with warm undertones, while maintaining a light and airy feel.

We’re sure you’ll agree, it looks stunning!

Want to see more of the project? Head over to the couple’s Instagram page @trevolt_ for more content from the renovation and behind the scenes of filming for George Clarke’s Remarkable Renovation.

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