We have the ability to carve and profile stone to meet the specific requirements of each project. This service includes surveying the building and taking dimensioned profile information – to allow every stone to be ordered to specific block sizes. We then work up production drawings for the more complex profiles and use these to make reverse zinc templates that the stonemasons can work from to carve the stone.
Larger stones can be put through the primary saw before being transferred to the banker masons for finishing. Depending on the size of the contract, we will either carry out the final profiling at our workshops in Prudhoe, or if conditions allow, this work can be carried out on site.
Historic Property Restoration Ltd has a large workshop facility at Prudhoe in Northumberland, and we employ nearly 20 banker masons. From this facility we are able to service projects throughout the whole of the North of England.
We also have access to a primary saw mounted on a travelling beam, which allows us to cut very large blocks. Several of our banker masons are successful graduates from our apprentice stonemasonry programme run in conjunction with York College and Construction Skills (formerly the Construction Industry Training Board).