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Hamilton Portico Steps

Hamilton Portico Steps

We have recently completed a substantial project producing and installing nearly 300 m2 of steps and flagstones at a prestigious property near Henley-on-Thames for Spink Property. We explored a number of options with a final selection of Vratz (Bulgarian) limestone that can be obtained in large format sizes (upto 2m x 1.4m) of consistent quality.  This […]

Villa Gina Portico

Villa Gina Portico

This is a portico project for a private client that we completed several months back – and certainly worthy of sharing here… It is made from a French limestone called Bretignac, similar in colour and general appearance to Bath Stone,  but slightly more porous with an open grain texture. From the concept stage, AFJones helped […]

Gilston Road, London – Cantilev...

Gilston Road, London – Cantilever Staircase

Constructing a cantilever staircase requires great skill and care often in tight / difficult spaces. Also, the secure embedment of each tread into the walls,  and the interfaces with landing steels, can be challenging, and needs extremely careful attention to detail. It was no different at Gilston Road where we are just completing the installation […]

Pocahontas Mural

Pocahontas Mural

This is an artwork mural depicting the famous Pocahontas Princess – who was captured by the Brits in 1613, who then elected to stay rather than return to her native Virginia. A F Jones helped the artist to take a concept into reality:  how the panel could be carved & patterned;  how the feather geometry […]

Brompton Square – Sunken Garden

Brompton Square – Sunken Garden

We have just completed this wonderful sunken garden design at Brompton Square, London, featuring solid Carrara marble benches, with Lipica marble perimeter trim, mowing strip & paviours. Materials & Finishes: AFJones went to Italy to select the block materials for the project.   The Lipica comes from Chiampo, between Verona & Padua (used extensively & […]

Bighton House Bathroom Interiors

Bighton House Bathroom Interiors

We have just completed these marble interiors at Bighton House, comprising floors, vanity surfaces, shower enclosures and wall paneling.   Several rooms featured ‘book-matched’ paneling.  The floor layouts in some rooms included contrasting marble tile layout set out precisely for the room layout.  The shower trays were carved with drainage falls from large single sheets. […]

Chequerboard Hall Floor

Chequerboard Hall Floor

We have recently renewed this beautiful hall floor of a Private residence using traditional slate and portland stone tiles cut to tight tolerance and laid / fitted by hand.  The photos are the ‘after’ and ‘before’ images of the same room.

Sundial

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Sundial We love making bespoke items for clients.  This is a sun-dial we made from Portland stone, designed to suit the sundial attachment, hand-made by AFJ, delivered and installed.  The orientation is arranged so that the plinth fitted the orientation of the patio.    

Cantilever Staircase (Sunderland Terr...

Staircase - detail & balustrade

Cantilever Staircase Nearing completion on this private London residence cantilever staircase of Portland Stone.  The project was challenging due to the tight & difficult-to-access site, and it includes some particular large stones (bottom step and landing). A F Jones designed, detailed, supplied and fixed.  Portland Stone.

Templeton House Stair

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House Staircase A progress shot at Templeton House (Sir Winston Churchill resided here for over a year) – Main Staircase.  (AFJones have completed several staircases and a portico on this project).The discovery of a hidden niche in the wall behind the upper plaster made for some interesting interface modifications as we progressed further up.

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