Frequently Asked Questions

Below you’ll find some of the most commonly asked questions customer have. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Stone mason frequently asked questions

Do you have experience working with a particular type of stone?

Yes – we primarily work with all of the Bath Stone & Portland. For some context on their properties, and why they’re so widely used, the description below is helpful.

For many people, Bath Stone is the pinnacle of building stones, both because of its association with the city of Bath itself and it many stone buildings created from this material, and golden buff colour that is enriched by the sun, giving it a glow matched by few other building stones.

Aesthetics rightly win over the properties of the stone in this case, as Bath Stone might otherwise struggle to compete in today’s world. It is also best used with traditional masonry practices, using its bulk under compression for stability and longevity.

Bath Stone is a type of limestone, one of many oolitic limestones formed during the Jurassic Period that outcrop across the UK. Bath Stone is a freestone, which means it can be sawn or ‘squared up’ in any direction, unlike other rocks such as slate which forms distinct layers.

Portland is just one of its famous oolitic limestone cousins and, like Portland, Bath has given its name to a stage of Geological time – the Bathonian. It runs from 168-166 million years ago, right in the middle of the Jurassic.

What are the best types of stone that are resistant to ageing/weathering?

We use Bath Stone from a quarry near Limpley Stoke – stone mined from the top bed is ideally suited for for mouldings, and base-bed Bath Stone is used for sills and anything that will need to take a lot of weathering. The base bed stone, due to being formed under much higher pressures, is more resilient and resistant to erosion.


How long does it take to remove paint from an existing stone property?

Dependent on property size, how many caps there are on top of mullions and jams, and also how ornate the existing stonework is, the longer it will take to remove paint. Please contact us for more details, or give us a call on 07769 694 518.

What do I need to do to prepare my home for brick or stone work?

All you need to do is make your neighbours aware that work will begin on the agreed date, and re-assure them that our scaffolding is always sheeted to minimise dust levels.

Do you have references from other clients?

Yes – see our Google reviews below:

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Elizabeth Jones
Elizabeth Jones
11:15 17 Feb 20
Good quality work on our front garden wall despite the winter rain nobbling us several times. There were a few issues... but they were more
Carolyn Park
Carolyn Park
19:31 06 Nov 19
Excellent craftsmanship - would highly recommend
Bernard Herbert
Bernard Herbert
15:22 11 Oct 19
Thanks for being very helpful great job and on time keep the good work up I will Recommend Andy night stonemason For a... first class job thanks again Bernardread more
Roger Cholmondeley
Roger Cholmondeley
18:50 10 Oct 19
Andy's work is very thorough and several options were offered before agreeing the work. He is an excellent stone mason.... Several friends have made favourable more
Andy Hichens
Andy Hichens
15:03 09 Oct 19
Top quality stone masonry. Practical and sympathetic approach to working with older and newer properties, combining the... best of modern and traditional practices. Professional, honest and friendly service, which gives great reassurance to the homeowner as well as to the integrity and value of the property more
John Marley
John Marley
14:08 09 Oct 19
We are a building company specialising in insurance work, we have used Andy for a number of years and have been very... happy with the standard of work, the professionalism and the more
Callum Gratze
Callum Gratze
12:36 29 Aug 18
Andy came to our house and gave us an excellent quote for our stone repairs Everything was explained very clearlyAndy... did an excellent job and we couldn’t be more pleasedWe Would definitely hire again and recommendread more
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What is the payment schedule?

We want our customers to see that progress is being made; once the job is underway, we will arrange a payment schedule with you.

Who is responsible for buying masonry materials?

We purchase all the stone masonry materials required for a job.

How do I contact you?

Here are our contact details:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 07769 694 518

Alternatively, if you prefer, you can fill in your contact details and a message on our contact page here.

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