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Iv just started out on my own after working for the same company for 15 years iv templated fabricated and fitted hundreds of kitchen worktops

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Reviewed by Lisa on 9/2/2019

Wow, so pleased with David’s work today!! Really nice, professional team and the outcome is amazing, I would highly recommend Archer- thank you!

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

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Reviewed by craig on 12/2/2019

Amazed at how neat and straight he managed to cut the granite by hand. Arrived on time and stayed until the job was finished including tidying up. Reasonable price and excellent service.

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 Ian on 24/11/2018

No problem rating this guy. The job was done to an excellent finish and the place left nice and tidy. An unforeseeable problem arose that couldn't be helped but I was kept informed all the way (which is a big selling point to me). If I need Brians services again, I'll be on the phone, pronto!

H&C Masonry Solutions covers the full of Glasgow, Lanarkshire and Ayrshire! We look to meet the needs of our clients/customers and exceed all expectations to a very high and acceptable standard. We have the skills to solve all your stonemasonry problems..

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Reviewed by James on 27/5/2018

Gary came and gave an honest and competitive price for the job. His was the best price of three quotes although all were within a similar range. They arrive at the date and time quoted promptly and worked hard for the entire job. The standard of workmanship was excellent and was completed exactly as discussed. The site was left clean and tidy. I thoroughly recommend Gary and H&C Masonry Solutions.

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 Senaka on 4/12/2018

Very pleased with my kitchen worktop work done by Oliviu. He supplied and install quartz worktop. He is very reasonable compared to other quote I received and completed work with excellent quality. He also provide me good advice and I'm glad I follow his advice. I highly recommend him. Thanks Senaka

i am a reliable stonemason/builder..dealing with ALL aspects of home building/repairing. brick block and stone . garden maintenance /construction ....patios walls masonry outside paintingetc.MY BOND IS SIMPLE.....YOU PAY FOR DELIVERED MATERIALS ONLY...[WITH INVOICE]....FULL PAYMENT TO BE MADE [LABOUR ETC] WHEN THE WORK IS COMPLETE TO YOUR SATISFACTION.... please reply TO TEXTS E-MAILS ETC... as WE pay for All jobleads all freequotes offered....all i ask that the quote i offer FREE ...will not be used as a price guide? for cowboys to undercut? if they cannot offer a quote theres a good possibility.... they cannot do the job

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Reviewed by Sarah on 5/2/2019

Nic was a great guy. He fully explained what the job involved. Turned up on time. I’m really happy with the wall.

We are a trusted family run business. Every job we do we are guaranteed to leave clean and tidy to our customers satisfaction. we are also friendly and reliable and are always there Ontime.

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Reviewed by Catherine on 17/1/2019

Great service, mum is very happy. Thank you :)

Local company established 1968, all works personally undertaken and supervised, We carry out Tarmac - asphalt -slabs - decking - ground works -fencing -astroturf- concrete works and general groundworks - free estimates and friendly no pressure service

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Reviewed by Z on 5/1/2019

Quick response, did what I wanted and they were all very pleasant. Would recommend

JK Fencing & Construction - Premium yet affordable landscapers in south east . Jk Fencing & Construction have many satisfied and returning customers because we provide the best and most comprehensive landscaping services in and around south East.

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Reviewed by Robert on 5/11/2018

Good work and good all round.

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

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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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