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Iv worked with stone for over fifteen years iv supplied templated, fabricated fitted hundreds of stone worktops

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Reviewed by Emma on 13/7/2019

Friendly and helpful. Excellent service. Would recommend. Thank you

we are a family run stonemasonry company we carry out all aspects of masonry work ie Repointing stone and brickwork stone repairs ,brick repairs ,walling stonecleaning brick claening etc see

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Reviewed by Sue on 29/6/2019

I am extremely pleased with the way Tim & his team handled the job throughout careful, considerate and helpful and delighted with the finished job. I would thoroughly recommend Allstone and in fact already have done so. The bricks look like new, no trace of the black carbon remains which we had previously tried, without success to remove. A very happy customer

Hi we are small company with over 10 years experience fitting stone kitchen worktops

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Reviewed by Jon on 22/6/2019

Peter is the real deal: hard working and really good at what he does (cutting a worktop in our case). While everyone locally was being precious about their workload and quoting large prices, Peter did a 250 mile round trip to fit the job in at 7pm on a Friday evening and for a fare price too. Cutting caused a bit of mess but it was always going to. I only wish we had more jobs he could do. He’s a real grafter!

Hello,my name is Brian! I do all my own work,I work to a high standard,I,m very reliable and work to an affordable budget! I can do several types of work such as building,bricklaying,garden work,external/internal painting,fencing and general maintenance!

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Reviewed by Gordon on 14/4/2019

Brian did an excellent job. Provided a quick quote, was reliable and did a repair and pointing job on our garden wall very well. No hesitation in recommending!

Brick and stone cleaning. Speciase in repointing in natrual hydrulic lime and cleaning brick work from render removals to high power presure washing restoration projects to chemicial cleaning also external decoration for finishing touches to projects We deal with all areas of brick restoration from cleaning away years of dirt from the facades of buildings, to re-pointing the brick work. We have over 11 years of experience in restoring and refurbishing the externals of homes and buildings across London. Our business has grown and expanded over the years, as we offer a high level of service to our customers. We provide an unrivalled quality of work and finish, leaving us with few competitors and a diligence that we are told is refreshing. We liaise on projects with architects, designers, builders, property developers as well as domestic householders and we welcome all enquiries. When we are working at your home, rest assured, we will treat it as if it were our own. We will protect areas that are not included in our works and, at all times, we act in a professional, courteous manner since we are aware that your job is our current advertising campaign. When working on a property it is likely that we will gain further work in the surrounding streets and area. New customers are the life blood of our business and we are always striving to generate interest from potential clients by producing stunning and eye catching work.

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Reviewed by Naomi on 19/7/2019

Dean was prompt, tidy, and carried out excellent pointing. Would highly recommend

We are a small company that is providing stone kitchens and bathrooms work tops from templating to installation offering a good quality service and warranty.

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Reviewed by Michael on 5/6/2019

great attitude, great workmanship

A specialist pointing firm established in 2002. We maintain traditional pointing methods whilst utilizing modern technology to allow us to work almost dust free and able to achieve any mortar colour and finish required. Residential and site work accepted

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Reviewed by Gurmit on 18/5/2019

Mr Pepper. Did you not read my email giving the go ahead to commence start on my property? All I asked if I could my use own scaffolding company, to which replied yes, and from there absolutely no further emails from yourself. Just very very disappointed after all the reviews I read.

35 years experience in the Building Trade covering all trades from the foundations to the roof line . A qualified Plumber , Qualified engineer,Electrical,Plastering , Carpentry,Tiling,Decorating . All round building skills covering the whole of the London area and beyond. For advice call anytime

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Reviewed by alexis on 19/7/2019

Terry did an excellent job, made us happy, and was lovely to have around too! Would thoroughly recommend him.

Dfc brickwork has been successfully running company with many happy customers quality finish assured

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Reviewed by S on 16/11/2018

Excellent communication and great job done, thoroughly recommend. 1st class job. Thank you

McGinleys Services has over 25 years of experience in commercial and residential Landscape and building maintenance within the Berkshire area. We can help you maintain your property or help you create your dream landscaped garden.

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Reviewed by Prasad on 6/3/2019

Nice and tidy work by Mark. Was a quick turnaround with the quote and fixing the fence. Highly recommended.

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Stoneworkers & Stonemasons - what you need to know

Stonemasonry is one of the oldest and most traditional trades. Stoneworkers or stonemasons typically fall into one of two categories – but some can be perfectly proficient in both. Banker masons design and craft specialist items such as memorial stones, archways and other ornamental features. Fixer masons focus on the installation of stone walls or cladding and work on customer sites to fit or repair sandstone, limestone, slate, marble and granite materials.

What a stoneworker or stonemason can help with

  • Installing or renovating a stone fireplace.
  • Building a dry stone wall or stone paving.
  • Cutting and fitting a stone kitchen worktop.
  • Polishing concrete and cleaning bricks or stones. 
  • Stonework and stone cladding.

Costs for common stonework jobs

The cost of stonework varies significantly depending on the job. Specialist structures such as self-supporting staircases can be more than £30,000, while natural stone walling work will typically cost from £100-£150 per m2. Simpler jobs such as repairs or repointing stone paving will be lower, usually coming in at £25-£50 per m2.

The qualifications your stoneworker or stonemason needs

Practising stonemasonry doesn’t require formal professional qualifications, but it’s a specialist trade and experience is crucial. There are a few vocational qualifications, and anyone coming into the trade more recently may hold a Level 1 Award in Stone Masonry Operations, an NVQ Diploma in Stonemasonry, or something similar.

But, as we suggest above, there’s no substitute for experience when it comes to stone working. You should expect your stonemason to have several years of experience and a proven track record of delivering the specific service or job you’re looking for help with.

Certain jobs can be delivered by trades whose main services aren’t purely stonework related – think stone fireplace installation, pre-cut stone worktops fixed by kitchen fitters, etc. But for banker masonry (where skilled stone craft is crucial) or dry stone wall building (again, specialist work) you’ll need an expert.

Stone Federation GB is the trade body for stoneworkers and stonemasons in the UK. Membership of this association, which promotes best practices, is a big plus and suggests you’re speaking with an expert.

What tradesperson should I use to build a dry stone wall?

To build a dry stone wall, you’ll need a fixer mason. Their specific expertise is crucial to get something that both looks great and is structurally sound.

Do stonemasons fit stone kitchen worktops?

When it comes to stone kitchen worktops, use a stonemason. They’ll be able to measure up the dimensions of your kitchen, allowing for your sink and hob, and precisely cut the stone so it fits perfectly. Stone worktops can be pricey – it’s worth getting an expert in to handle them properly.

Can a stonemason solve a damp issue in my stone wall?

Damp in stone walls can be a tricky problem to fix, but stonemasons often have the expertise to solve the riddle. The key is allowing the wall to breathe before finding the right type of membrane, considering repointing (only if appropriate) or resolving an issue with the core of the wall.

Planning permission for stoneworker or stonemason jobs

There are no major planning permission requirements for stonemasonry, over and above those you’d need to be thinking about for standard building projects.

If you plan to build dry stone walls, the usual considerations will apply – anything over 1 metre high if it’s next to a road or footpath, and over 2 metres will need permission. And, of course, you’ll need to make sure you know your property’s boundaries precisely before you begin building a wall along a perimeter.

It’s also worth considering whether there are any aesthetic restrictions on your property. Stone cladding or stone walls may sound attractive to you, but may attract the ire of neighbours (or planning officers) if it’s considered out of place in its surroundings. Planners refer to this as “visual amenity”, and it’s worth being aware of this in case you get any objections to your project.

Insurance for stoneworker or stonemason work

Stonemasonry doesn’t usually require anything other than public liability insurance, protecting you and your property from damage.

Building regulations for stoneworker or stonemason

The main building regulation that’s likely to affect stonework is thermal efficiency – in other words, insulation and the conservation of fuel and power in new or existing homes. Various techniques can be used to address thermal regulation requirements, and for projects where this is a consideration it’s usually going to fall under the remit of a house builder to address the issue.

Beyond thermal regulations, load-bearing or structural stonework will need to adhere to the standard stability demands placed on any ordinary building project.

Questions you should ask a stoneworker or stonemason

  • Are you a banker stonemason, a fixer stonemason, or both?
  • When should I use a stonemason versus a general builder or other tradesperson?
  • Do you charge per square metre or per day?

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