Home owners

Look after your stonework and it will last for ever

Maintaining your home is of course vitally important. Great stonework will also improve your house’s kerb appeal too. If you live in a red-bricked terraced house for example, the white-painted features will actually be built of Bath Stone – an oolitic limestone from the west of England. Older, oil-based paint is bad for stone – it doesn’t allow it to breathe and water cannot penetrate it, so when water does get in (as it always does) it has nowhere to go. Left for a long time the stone will erode and ultimately dissolve.

No obligation survey and quote

As a stonemason I care about keeping your stonework in great condition. As a home owner myself I understand how difficult it can be to find the right trades person to do the best job. I will come to your house, survey the features, give you a report and recommend a course of action. There’s no obligation and I’m very happy to work with your other tradespeople.

Some examples of my work

Alfriston 04

I carved two more of the stones above and inserted them into the porch (below). Note how only the decorated end is seen – the rest of the stone is hidden but structural. Other repairs were undertaken using a stone conservation repair mix.

Alfriston 07

This headstone above a threshold was in dire need of repair. We cut a keystone-shaped block and worked the moulding in, ensuring a very snug fit.

Bayford Road Before

I carved and fitted a brand new pediment, string-course and brick courses. See here for more details.

Cormont Road 01

I converted this window into a doorway. Part of an ongoing restoration and conversion project at a stately home in Wimbledon.

Wimbledon Doorway 1

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In the Summer of 2014, Geraint Davies made a beautiful headstone for the grave of my husband David Bowles. He carved a perfect low-relief version of the Green Man head that was David’s signature piece, and below that, he cut the lettering showing his name, dates, and a blessing, all in mellow York Stone. The lettering is delicate and fine, giving the Green Man Roundel a prominent position. My family and I are very pleased with, and impressed by the quality of Geraint’s work, including the dedication he put into faithfully reproducing the carved image, and the way he involved us at every stage of the process. I recommend Geraint Davies as Artist, Sculptor, Stone Cutter, Calligrapher and Mason, as his skills encompass all of these forms. His level of commitment and devotion to excellence, are rare and wonderful qualities, along with his ability to relate to clients needs with sensitivity and intelligence, all contribute to the high quality of his work.
Gloria Bowles