Smaller bay window on an Edwardian semi

Another day another bay…sorry. Nice job this, and just round the corner from me in Kingston upon Thames/  Surbiton. Replace a UPVC double glazed window with what was there originally. I took the measurements from the neighbour’s house and had to take out the rather nasty PVC window (below), while retaining the roof. Fortunately the roof […]

Posted in September 2016

Wimbledon Gate Piers

Lots of little jobs of late, but one I enjoyed particularly was the restoration of these Victorian (mid 19th Century) Portland stone gate piers in Wimbledon. Moving and cleaning 160 odd years had taken their toll. Not only had the piers moved around, possibly due to the large trees nearby and possibly due to other factors, […]

Posted in November 2015

Stones used for buildings in London

What’s my house made of? When I’m asked to look at Victorian terraced houses it’s usually been after several other tradesmen have given their opinion. Common misconceptions are that the material behind your painted bay window is either sandstone, stucco, concrete or precast stone. Whilst none of these are inconceivable, the likelihood (95% of the time) is that the […]

Posted in June 2015

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We were delighted with the craftsmanship, attention to detail and value of the service and work we received from you and and your colleagues.  The quote was accurate and you held to it, and the finished stonework looks lovely as well as being a secure investment for the future resilience of the porch and roof areas.  We shall certainly be looking to you in future years for further projects.  Not only was the crafstmanship and costing very good, we found your team to be pleasant, polite, clean and tidy and always alert to issues affecting the congregation and willing to adapt accordingly.
The Rev Dr Gordon Giles, St Mary Magdalene, Enfield