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Reviewed by Greg on 19/8/2018

Billy was prompt, and very helpful and accommodating. Will use him again!

I'm a loyal hard honest worker, I take pride in my job, I've been doing this fencing,Slabing and garden maintenance since I was 16yrs old with my dad brothers. I give a fair price for today's economy and plz feel free to look at my ratings .Mick .

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Reviewed by Perla on 19/8/2018

I would definitely recommend his job. Very punctual and professional.

I am an expert at joinery and carpentry with 25 years of experience at this profession. I am undertaking small and big contracts with full internal and external service, always keeping the customer happy.

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Reviewed by Lorna on 19/8/2018

Great company, highly recommend. Always kept in contact, very friendly. Did a fantastic job fitting new interior doors plus shelving and fixing other bits and bobs. Cleaned up after themselves and great value for money. Will definitely be using them again.

We are a Marlow based limited company with expertise in plumbing, electrical, carpentry and landscape work. We are fully insured and all work is guaranteed. We are a member of the Marlow Chamber of Trade and Commerce.

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Reviewed by Amit on 19/8/2018

Fully professional, no shortcut, looks to bring value for the customer. Easily recommend to my friends

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Reviewed by Linda on 19/8/2018

Adrian was amazing - first class! Would highly recommend. His work is excellent, he is punctual and professional and very keen to do a first rate job. Great choice.

We are a local business & we pride ourselves on our quality of workmanship and focus highly on our customers satisfaction which to us is always priority. We offer free professional quotations &I advice on any work you may require dyeing it a small grass cutting and weeding anl the way to repainting and a full tree removedand we will guarantee we will do what we propose on time every time. We are a registered limited company not one that comes and goes and we are register fitter of all up can products Freefoam, kestrel and swish

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Reviewed by Carol on 19/8/2018

At every stage from estimate to work, Stevie phoned or turned up with his workforce exactly as arranged. The job was done in timely fashion with several pleasant workmen on site who got on with the painstaking task of making a silk purse out of a sow's ear. The building now looks as if someone cares about it, which we do (!) but it is such a neglected elderly elephant that every job requires tradesman with big hearts as well as stamina! Firestone Property Solutions provided just that - thank you!

Specialists in property restoration, renovation and lime works.

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Reviewed by Joan on 19/8/2018

We were very happy with the work done it was on time and within budget. We decided to leave the kitchen for next time we are home but we are enjoying the new decor. we would be happy to recommend County Conservation to anyone wishing a reliable service.

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Reviewed by Chris on 19/8/2018

Never met John as I was away. Sorted a job via phone. Dug me out of a whole so I got to enjoy my holiday. Would certainly use again.

Haydon construction can can improve your home whether it be an Extension or a patio. No job will be too big or small. We aim to be competitive on price while delivering the highest possible standards. We have over 15 years in the landscaping and construction industry.

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Reviewed by John on 19/8/2018

Arrived on time, did a very good job & left everything clean & tidy. No hesitation in recommending Neil.

J J Landscaping specialise in exterior property renovation and general garden maintenance. Includes-Block paving, flagging, fencing & turfing and garden clear outs. Also tree and stump removal. Fully covered with public liability insurance.

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Reviewed by evelyn on 19/8/2018

A very good job done

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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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