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.
Companies supplying goods or services for Stone Masons
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 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
Northampton NN7 4NQ
Tel 01327 349081
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.
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 country’s 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 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 ).
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 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.
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.
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
Tel 01289 386056
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.
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 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 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.
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 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 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 non-invasive helical screw piles and ground anchors for stabilising retaining walls.
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 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 stonemason’s yard and in house CAD design team.
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.
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.
CDL Stone Ltd
, 7 The Tannery Industrial Estate, The Midlands, Holt,
Trowbridge, Wilts, BA14 6BB
Telephone 01225 782382 Fax 01225 783601
, 4 Dean Stanley Street,
London SW1P 3JH Telephone 020 8684 6646
Tetbury Stone, Telephone 01225 836 149
The Bath Stone Group
, Telephone 01225 723792
, Weldon Stone Enterprises Limited
106 Kettering Road, Weldon, Corby
Northamptonshire, NN17 3JG Telephone 01536 261545
Wells Cathedral Stonemasons Limited
, Brunel Stoneworks
Somerset BS27 3AH
Telephone 01934 743 544