New Fernery, Private Residence, Surrey


01 Holmdale Fernery
Client: Private Client

Main Contractor: AFJones Stonemasons

Architect: Ian Adam-Smith

Location: Dorking, Surrey

Summary: A new fernery & entrance; repairs to existing; new internal fireplace.

Stone: Bath Stone – Hartham Park.

AFJ Scope: Design, fabricate & build (including the brick).

Particular achievements:

–       Combined brick & stone materials & detailing.

–       Layered & ‘overhanging’ / cantilevering reveals.

–       Sensitive integration of new with existing elements.


AFJones worked closely with the client & architect to design this classically elegant brick & stone fernery.  We constructed the whole from foundations upwards, including manufacture of all stone components such as the feature arch and rose window.  Internally we designed, carved and installed a feature fireplace amongst other components.  In addition, we addressed and rectified some damaged stone windows & other elements of the main elevations caused by subsidence of the original house.