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Stone Masons

Stone masonry is an ancient art and there are still a range of architectural stone masons in this country, with the skills to work on large masonry projects such as churches and country houses.


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Companies supplying goods or services for Stone Masons
Albion Stone Restoration
Independent Offices, Easton Street, Portland, Dorset DT5 1BW
Tel 01305 866188
Email:
Website: www.albionstonerestoration.com
We are a natural stone supply and fixing company based on Portland, Dorset and we undertake a wide range of projects, domestic and commercial, specialising on the local Portland Stone. Established in 2003 the company has an excellent reputation with local architects, builders and clients.
APS Masonry
Axtell Perry Symm Masonry Limited Osney Mead, Oxford. OX2 0EQ
Tel 01865 254600 Fax 01865 254617
Email: enquiries@apsmasonry.com
Website: www.apsmasonry.com
The restoration and construction of many landmark buildings, both in the UK and overseas, have been and continue to be entrusted to APS Masonry. These projects demand the very highest quality, supported by the very best professional management. APS Masonry consistently deliver both these requirements.
Bakers of Danbury Ltd
Eves Corner, Danbury, Essex CM3 4QB
Tel 01245 225876 Fax 01245 226821
Email: info@bakersofdanbury.co.uk
Website: www.bakersofdanbury.co.uk
Historic Building Conservation/ Restoration/ Alteration and Specialist Joinery Manufacturers. Established in 1878, Bakers is a traditional contractor specialising in conservation and repair of historic and listed buildings, churches, ancient monuments and residential properties. The company's expert stone masons, carpenters, joiners and other tradesmen have long been associated with many of the region's fine buildings. The specialist joinery department provides a full design and manufacture service for high quality joinery and furniture for civic, private and ecclesiastical clients. Winners of the RICS conservation award 2011 for the East of England and joint winners of the RIBA conservation award for London 2012.
Banisters of Bath
36 Claude Avenue Oldfield Park Bath BA2 1AG
Tel 01225 310298
Email: chriscole1@sky.com
Website: www.banistersofbath.com
Banisters of Bath is a small family run company of highly skilled professionals, who specialise in the conservation and restoration of wooden banisters and panelling. Using an extensive range of techniques including wood carving, turning, staining and polishing, they restore old and damaged wood, both antique and new to an equally high standard. They specialise in the restoration and refurbishment of existing historic staircases
Boden & Ward
Ox-House Farm, Brington Road, Flore, Northampton NN7 4NQ
Tel 01327 349081
Email: info@bodenandward.co.uk
Website: www.bodenandward.co.uk
Boden and Ward Stonemasons was started in 1983. They have carried out many restoration projects in the midlands and surrounding counties, both large and small contracts, but also work in any location nationally. They are able to offer a full restoration service as main contractors or work as specialist sub-contractors.
Chichester Stoneworks Ltd
Terminus Road, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 8TX
Tel 01243 784225 Fax 01243 785616
Email: info@csworks.co.uk
Website: www.chichesterstoneworks.co.uk
At Chichester Stoneworks our team represent over 250 years of award winning stone masonry craftsmanship. We have a passion for repairing, restoring and conserving our countryís historical buildings, preserving our heritage for years to come. In addition we are new build stone specialists, involved in the creation of beautiful country houses and internal/external features e.g. cantilevered staircases, fireplaces, porticos and hard landscaping in finely crafted natural stone. Our hands-on management team ensures the highest quality of stone masonry design, manufacture and installation.
Coe Stone Ltd
Ty Gwyn, Abernant, Carmarthenshire SA33 5RR
Tel 01267 281 166
Email: enquiries@olivercoe.com
Website: www.olivercoe.com
Coe Stone Ltd undertake all aspects of traditional stonemasonry, from carving and fitting mullion windows to rebuilding a spire. We can create bespoke pieces or carefully repair historic stonework, working principally within Wales and the South West of England but will undertake projects further afield if of suitable interest and importance. We offer a specialised stone carving service which is highly respected within the industry and stone cleaning using the DOFF system. Stone House Fireplaces ( see separate entry ) is a division of Coe Stone Ltd which offers a stone fireplace carving service. We also offer stone carving courses (see separate entry ).
Collins & Curtis
8 Greenwich Close, Landseer Road, Ipswich IP3 0DD
Tel 01473 250932 Fax 01473 212598
Email: works@collinsandcurtis.co.uk
Website: www.collinsandcurtis.co.uk
Founded in 1925, Collins & Curtis Masonry Ltd are dedicated stone masons who combine traditional methods of masonry with new techniques to provide the highest quality stone products. We manage the complete process from individual selection of stone at the quarry, delivery to our factory, cutting and working to size, and delivery to site. Our skilled masons can produce everything from delicately carved sculpture to high quality granite surfaces and wall panels. We directly employ and train our masons who have decades of experience in crafting the quality products that the company is known for.
Country House Renovations Ltd
Cedar Barn, Longborough, Nr. Moreton in Marsh. Gloucestershire. GL56 0QY
Tel 01451 832554
Email: enquiries@chr-ltd.co.uk
Website: www.chr-ltd.co.uk
Country House Renovations is an established specialist building contractor, adept in building renovation of Listed and period properties. Located in the north Cotswolds we undertake high quality traditional building projects throughout Gloucestershire and the adjoining counties of Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Oxfordshire. Our primary field of work is the alteration / restoration of domestic property particularly for the discerning client using our employed team of highly skilled tradesmen who include stone masons, carpenters/joiners, stone slate roofers, lime plasterers and painter/decorators. Projects undertaken vary from the modest repair and maintenance job to the complete property renovation / new build project.
DBR (London) Limited
104A Consort Road, London SE15 2PR
Tel 020 7277 7775 Fax 020 7635 0556
Email: mail@dbrlimited.com
Website: www.dbrlimited.com
DBR (London) Limited is a specialist in masonry conservation and repair of both historic and recent buildings, carried out by our stone masons, conservators, mortar specialists, stone cleaners and conservation bricklayers. We are highly skilled at cleaning all building fabrics as well as statues and memorials. Methods include nebulous water sprays, Jos, Doff, Torc, Greco, Hodge Clemco, micro abrasive, controlled chemical and poultice systems. We conserve masonry, brickwork including tuck pointing, terracotta and faience, carry out hard landscaping projects as well as maintain some of London's most important hard landscape areas such as Trafalgar and Parliament Squares, including graffiti removal.
Dunhouse Natural Stone
Dunhouse Natural Stone, Dunhouse Quarry Ltd, Cleatlam, Darlington, County Durham DL2 3QU
Tel 01833 660 208 Fax 01833 660 748
Email: enquiries@dunhouse.co.uk
Website: www.dunhouse.co.uk
Dunhouse specialise in stone supply and masonry for new build and restoration. Services include masonry repair and replacement, stone carving, supply, fixing, sawn and rubble walling, dry stone walling, flooring, paving, landscape materials, masonry details and bespoke features. We operate nine sandstone quarries, in Durham, Northumberland, Lancashire, Cumbria and Dumfries, producing Blaxter, Northumberland Buff, Bearl, Cop Crag Dunhouse, Catcastle Grey, Catcastle Buff, Dunhouse Blue, Dunhouse Grey, Lazonby, Corncockle, and Corsehill for sawn stone. Dead Frias and Blaxter Quarries produce rubble walling, drystone walling, and paving flags. Past projects include Covent Garden, Victoria Bus Station, Castle Howard, Stirling Castle and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
Fairhaven and Woods Ltd
Northfield Farm Stoneyard, Lode Road, Bottisham Cambridgeshire CB25 9DN and 164 Hellesdon Park Road, Drayton High Road, Norwich NR6 5DR
Tel 01223 812555 (Cambs) 01603 487500 (Norwich) Fax 01223 812554 (Cambs)
Email:
Website: www.fairhavenandwoods.co.uk
Fairhaven and Woods Ltd are a stone masonry, carving, restoration and conservation contractor, owned by Lady Fairhaven, and operate two stone yards, one based in Bottisham, Cambridgeshire and the other in Norwich. They have experience in all aspects of the stone trade, including restoration, carving, cleaning and conservation, flooring, paving and new build, all to the highest standards, as demonstrated by the level of repeat business. They supply limestone, standstone, granite and marble, the majority of which is sourced from the UK. Their conservation laboratory in Cambridge offers advanced analytical processes, microscopy, studio conservation and consultancy services.
Hadspen Quarry Ltd
Grove Farm Quarry, Lime Kiln Lane, Hadspen, Castle Cary, Somerset BA7 7NX
Tel 01963 240 429 Mobile: 07970 937 841
Email: info@hadspenquarry.co.uk
Website: hadspenquarry.co.uk
We are a supplier of handcrafted building and walling stone, Somerset Blue Lias, Architectural Masonry Products, Masonry Stone, Fire Surrounds, Flagstones, Cobbles, Floor Tiles and our new Garden Art Collection. Our range of natural stones, includes Cary Stone, Hadspen Stone, Blue Lias, Hamstone, Bath Stone and Doulting Stone. As a stone supplier, we can help make your project beautiful. We pride ourselves on supplying a first class product with excellent technical knowledge. Our stone can match many local stones no longer available and we can provide samples for stone specified by either your architect or local planning department.
Hutton Stone Co Ltd
West Fishwick Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 1XQ
Tel 01289 386056 Fax 01289 386056
Email: enquiry@huttonstone.co.uk
Website: www.huttonstone.co.uk
Established in 1994, Hutton Stone Co. Ltd are banker masons, stone merchants and quarry operators specialising in the production and supply of quality sandstone. Based in the Scottish Borders, they operate the renowned Swinton Quarry, which historically has provided stone throughout the Borders, Edinburgh and North Northumberland on many prestigious projects and Hazeldean Quarry near Alnwick in Northumberland which is an excellent match for Edinburgh's renowned and no longer available Craigleith Sandstone. They also stock many other sandstones quarried throughout Scotland and Northern England. They combine modern stone processing machinery with highly skilled masons, carvers, letter cutters and CAD technicians all in house.
James Kirby
114-157 Acre Lane, London SW2 5UA
Tel 07855452072
Email: jim@jk-stonecarving.info
Website: www.jk-stonecarving.co.uk
James Kirby has extensive training and experience in architectural stone carving and stone masonry, including work at Westminster Abbey and Windsor Castle. His aim is to further his skills and knowledge of traditional and historic stonework, and contribute to the conservation and restoration of Englandís built environment. Services include ornamental stone carving, architectural sculpture, stone masonry, sculpture repair, figurative sculpture and modelling, portrait carving and modelling, letter cutting, tracery, stone conservation, re-pointing, cills, headstones, monuments and memorials. He is a CSCS registered Heritage skills industry accreditation stone mason gold card holder.
London Stone Conservation Ltd
Unit 25, Enterprise Row Rangemoor Road, Industrial Area London, N15 4LU
Tel 0845 500 2501
Email: lsc@londonstoneconservation.co.uk
Website: www.londonstoneconservation.co.uk
London Stone Conservation provide the following specialist services; the conservation, repair and replacement of carving and masonry on historic and contemporary buildings, the conservation and repair of stone sculptures, the manufacturing of new sculptural commissions in stone, traditional hand carved lettering and lime mortar repairs and lime pointing. Their experienced team of stone carvers, masons and conservators offer solutions to most conservation problems ranging from sensitive museum quality cleaning of sculptures to complete replacements of heavily decayed stone work.
Lovell Stone Group Ltd
Downs Quarry Kingston Road Langton Matravers Swanage Dorset BH19 3JP
Tel 01929 439255 Fax 01929 439324
Email: sales@lovellpurbeck.com
Website: www.lovellstonegroup.com
Lovell Stone Group Limited is a leading quarry master, processor and supplier of British stone products. Our main processing works is on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset where the company processes and supplies a wide range of English limestone products to include building and walling stone, flooring and paving, monumental and architectural masonry. Lovell operates a number of different quarries including Chicksgrove / Chilmark in Wiltshire, Blue and White Lias in Somerset, Hurdcott Greenstone in Wiltshire and a series of Purbeck Quarries in Dorset. We also process other English limestone's including Portland, Ancaster, Lincolnshire and Bath. The individual website addresses for each quarry are www.lovellpurbeck.com, www.somersetlias.com, www.chicksgrovequarry.co.uk & www.hurdcottgreenstone.com .
Lovell Stone Group Ltd Hartham Park Bath Stone
Downs Quarry, Kingston Road, Langton Matravers, Swanage Dorset BH19 3JP
Tel 01929 439255 Fax 01929 439324
Email: sales@lovellpurbeck.com
Website: www.lovellstonegroup.com
Lovell Stone Group took over the lease of Hartham Park Bath Stone underground quarry on 1st February 2016 and since then we have been extracting block stone and rubble walling for customers throughout the UK. Hartham Park Bath stone is perfect for architectural masonry, restoration and conservation and is a fine grained, high quality and resilient limestone from the Jurassic period that weathers beautifully.
Mather & Ellis Ltd
Mosley Road Trafford Park Manchester M17 1QA
Tel 0161 872 1546 Fax 0161 876 5032
Email: info@matherellis-stonemasons.co.uk
Website: www.matherellis-stonemasons.co.uk
Mather & Ellis is a specialist stone masonry contractor across the conservation, restoration and new building sectors. Founded in 1880 they have a reputation for excellence and maintain their heritage skills through a formal apprenticeship programme. They work exclusively with UK sourced sandstone and limestone.
Owlsworth IJP
Unit 2 Paddock Road Industrial Estate, Caversham, Reading, Berkshire RG4 5BY
Tel 01189 469 169
Email: info@ijp.co.uk
Website: www.owlsworthijp.co.uk
Owlsworth IJP is a company that has an understanding and appreciation of traditional properties, building techniques and materials, with years of experience in the sympathetic and careful repair of properties. Clients include The National Trust, English Heritage, Historic Royal Palaces and several County Councils as well as numerous private clients.They employ their own highly skilled team of craftsmen capable of providing a host of traditional craft skills, using techniques passed down the generations. These skills include carpentry, joinery, plastering, bricklaying, stonemasonry, blacksmithing and millwrighting.
Richard Noviss
The Old School House, High Street, Hook Norton, Oxfordshire OX15 5NH
Tel 01608 730675 Mob 0771 414 0574
Email: richard@noviss.co.uk
Website: www.thestonesculptor.co.uk
Richard Noviss is a stonemason and carver who carries out commissions for private and commercial clients. With thirty years experience, his work ranges from memorials and fireplaces to decorative carving and conservation of historic buildings and statuary. Richard studied sculpture at Exeter School of Art, trained as a stonemason and carver at Weymouth College and worked in Wells and Winchester Cathedral workshops before becoming self-employed in 1988. Based in Oxfordshire, he undertakes work in southern England. Recent commissions range from conservation of decorative sculpture on the grade I Tower of the Winds in Oxford to masonry repairs at Blenheim Palace.
St Astier Ltd
11 Enterprise Court, Seaham Grange Industrial Estate, Seaham, Co Durham SR7 0PS
Tel 0191 5214552 Fax 0191 5214612
Email: info@st-astier.co.uk
Website: www.st-astier.co.uk
St Astier is a historic building conservation contractor operating across the North of England. The company has a wealth of experiencing in conserving and repairing Grade I and II listed properties, Scheduled Ancient Monuments, masonry ruins, ecclesiastical buildings and other structures of historic importance. Specialist building conservation services include natural stone repair and conservation, sensitive masonry cleaning, hidden/non-invasive structural repair and reinforcement, historic timber preservation, concrete repair & protection, and the installation of humane bird deterrent systems to prevent roosting birds.
Stone Central (NW) Ltd
Dutch Barn, Hall Lane, Bold, St Helens WA9 4SJ
Tel 01744 820 511
Email: info@stonecentral.co.uk
Website: www.stonecentral.co.uk
Stone Central (NW) Ltd is one of the North of England's leading stonemasonry companies, dating back to 1951. They offer a complete conservation and masonry service for ecclesiastic, historic and commercial projects. They have developed a reputation in the industry for the conservation of historic buildings. Their masonry cleaning service includes conservation friendly techniques such as the Doff and Torc systems. Rope access can be provided using IRATA qualified staff.
Stone Restoration Services Ltd
Unit 12 Communal Site Anchor Lane Abbess Roding Ongar Essex CM5 0JR
Tel 01279 876994 Fax 01279 876995
Email: info@srslimited.co.uk
Website: www.stonerestorationltd.co.uk
Stone Restoration Services are a leading specialist contractor who have worked on some of the country's most prestigious buildings. Services include stone masonry, cleaning and repair, graffiti removal, brickwork repairs and specialist pointing, flint, lime plastering/render, wattle and daub and stone floor refurbishment. We are conversant with all forms of facade cleaning, including DOFF and JOS/TORC systems. Our craftsmen possess extensive skills and knowledge, with a platinum award for the percentage of skilled CSCS card holders we have trained and employ. Other facilities include a fully equipped stonemasonís yard and in house CAD design team.
Stone Tech (Cleveland) Ltd
Lee Road, Bolckow Industrial Estate, Grangetown, Middlesbrough, Cleveland TS6 7AR
Tel 01642 326097
Email: info@stone-tech.co.uk
Website: www.stone-tech.co.uk
Stone Tech is a specialist stone restoration and stonemasonry contractor based in Middlesbrough in the north east of England. Established in 1984 our stonemasons are experts in natural stone construction, stone repair and conservation. With more than 30 years specialist stonework experience our stonemasons offer a complete range of stone repair, stone construction and stone cleaning services in Teesside, Tyneside, Wearside, Durham, Northumberland, Yorkshire and Cumbria. To supplement our stonemasonry services we sell a range of stone products and stone repair materials.
StoneCo Limited
StoneCo Limited, Edginswell Lane, Torquay, Devon TQ2 7JF
Tel 01803 616451 Fax 01803 616261
Email: enquiries@stoneco.co.uk
Website: www.stoneco.co.uk
StoneCo Ltd are one of the leading stone masons and stonework contractors in the South West, including historic property stone restoration and conservation. Their fully skilled, trained and approved operators, including one of the only NVQ qualified stone cleaners in the South West and all their workforce hold Heritage CSCS skill specific card accreditation. They are are approved contractors for specialist equipment such as Stonehealth`s Joss Torc and DOFF. They also have extensive knowledge and experience in lime work including plasters, mortars and renders.
The Fringe Workshop
Padley Wood Lane, Pilsley, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S45 8EL
Tel 01773 872541
Email: oldfield1@btinternet.com
Website: www.thefringeworkshop.co.uk
Sculptural and architectural stone conservation practice specialising in the smaller project and maintenance programmes of historical buildings, monuments and sculpture. We have built a reputation on project delivery and completion, where traditional building knowledge and craft skills work alongside modern thought & practice.
Universal Stone Limited
Grange Farm Business Centre Woodham Rd, Battlesbridge, Wickford, Essex SS11 7QU
Tel 01245 326721 Fax 01245 326722
Email: USLenquiries@universalstone.co.uk
Website: www.universalstone.co.uk
Universal Stone Limited is a leading specialist contractor in building conservation and restoration, and in the manufacture and installation of all types of natural stonework and other historic building materials such as brickwork, terracotta, faience, rendering and plaster. Established in 1939 as a traditional masonry company working on the repair and cleaning of all types of historic buildings, over the years the Company has evolved into a principal contractor in its field encompassing an extensive and varied range of associated trades including roofing, lead work, joinery, glazing, decorative metalwork, decoration and structural repairs.
Wells Masonry Services Ltd
Ilsom Farm, Cirencester Road, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8RX
Tel 01666 504251 Fax 01666 502285
Email: info@wells-group.co.uk
Website: www.wells-group.co.uk/masonry/masonry_start.html
We are suppliers of worked and sawn masonry, have our own sawing facilities and baluster turning lathe. Our masons are fully experienced carvers, banker masons, fixing masons and general walling masons. We also provide specifications and maintenance programmes for a number of colleges and estates. Amongst notable contracts carried out are the Queen Mother's Commemorative Gates stonework, the Palace of Westminster, Balliol College, Cheltenham Boys College and Rendcomb College. The most recent works being the provision of stonework for Prince Charles at Highgrove House, Tetbury, Glos. Through our subsidiary company Wessex Stone Fireplaces, we also manufacture and install stone fire surrounds.
CDL Stone Ltd, 7 The Tannery Industrial Estate, The Midlands, Holt, Trowbridge, Wilts, BA14 6BB Telephone 01225 782382 Fax 01225 783601 Website: www.cdlstone.com
Hanson Bath and Portland Stone, Telephone 0117 986 9631 Website: bathandportlandstone.co.uk
Johnsons Wellfield Quarries, Telephone 01484 652311 Website: www.myersgroup.co.uk/jwqc
Ketton Stone Masonry & Fixings Ltd, Telephone 01780 721536 Website: kettonstone.net
Stancliffe Stone, Telephone Website: www.stancliffe.com
Stonewest, Lamberts Place, St. James's Road, Croydon, Surrey CR9 2HX Telephone 020 8684 6646 Website: www.stonewest.co.uk
Tetbury Stone, Telephone 01225 836 149 Website: www.tetburystone.co.uk
The Bath Stone Group , Telephone 01225 723792 Website: www.bath-stone.co.uk
Weldon Stone, Weldon Stone Enterprises Limited 106 Kettering Road, Weldon, Corby Northamptonshire, NN17 3JG Telephone 01536 261545 Fax 01536 2621140 Website: www.weldonstone.co.uk
Wells Cathedral Stonemasons Limited, Brunel Stoneworks Station Road Cheddar Somerset BS27 3AH Telephone 01934 743 544 Fax 01934 744 536 Website: www.stone-mason.co.uk