A large modern banker shop is home to our award winning stonemasons – here they carve stones from individual one off designs to Architect’s specifications. Completing semi-machined pieces for Portland Stone Masonry projects, monumental and ornamental commissions.
The quality and expertise of our mason staff – where all the senior management are qualified stonemasons – generates continuous repeat business due to quality control and the wealth of experience gained by our trained masonry team in working Portland stone across generations of craftsmen.
It takes many years to become a master stonemason and we pride ourselves in recruiting young talent and investing in their futures; many of our apprentices are now scattered across the world still within the stone industry but using the training to further their careers. We feel strongly about encouraging apprentices to keep the age old heritage of masonry alive.
At our factory the apprentices are allocated to a senior mason to begin by the age old training of working a rough piece of stone into a cube, progressing across time working solely by hand tools to achieve the intricate moulding say of a cornice springer. They then are allowed to use the modern cutting and air tools to achieve commercial speeds working on modern stone or iconic buildings, there is also the restoration stonework from a simple shaped stone to a piece of tracery for them to gain experience.