About Us

1 About A F Jones Stonemasons Belvedere

A F Jones Stonemasons is a fifth-generation company, family owned & operated since 1858.

We offer a full & comprehensive stonemasonry service including consultancy, detailing, production and installation.
We combine traditional skilled masonry, with modern machine methods and project management, to deliver beautiful quality buildings. In short, we bring stone to life.

Project Types

We deliver projects in the following main sectors:

• Architectural Masonry
• Conservation & Restoration
• Stone Interiors

Each sector draws upon specific skills& experience.

We also provide a variety of Consultancy services to develop your project from inception onwards.

If preferred we can offer a supply-only service where we produce stone for others to install.

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3 Our Approach To Quality

Our Approach

Our reputation for quality, reliability, honesty & integrity, built from generations of experience, is the envy of the industry.

We take a hands-on approach to design advice, simplifying complexity and effectively managing the delivery process. Simply put – we care.

Essentially, we are passionate about ‘making’ & ‘building’ in natural stone,creating lasting value& beauty for our clients.

Our Clients

All manner of notable clients trust us to deliver their stone projects, such as:

• The National Trust
• Historic England &Historic Royal Palaces
• Ministry of Defence (MoD)
• Foreign Office (FCO)
• Many Grade I / II* / II property owners
• Eton College / University of London / Reading University
• Large main contractors such as: Size Group / RWArmstrong / Kingerlee / Feltham / Beards / Cheevers Howard / etc

We work closely with Architects and Project professionals to design, detail & deliver each project.

With 160 years of operation, we are a well-known and trusted specialist in our field.

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Where are we are based?

Our projects are predominantly centred in the South-East & London, but we can supply produced stone to anywhere in the UK.

Our main production workshops and showrooms are located in Oxfordshire (Old Quarry Works, Ipsden, OX10 6AF) – refer to Contact Us page.

Our head office is in Reading, Berkshire, established in 1858.

Good reasons to choose A F Jones Stonemasons

We combine traditional skills with significant investment in modern cutting / CNC technology – this enables us to offer:

• Best / most competitive price
• Accuracy (vital for jointed finish & speed of fit)
• Top quality hand-finishing of all components

We are a stones-throw from London, and situated central to the Thames Valley corridor. Proximity to London & surrounds gives us an advantage in the delivery phase.

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More good reasons to choose A F Jones Stonemasons

We fully & directly employ our site-fixing masonry teams (many competitors simply sub-Contract site fix stage on piece-work rates).

This means that we are able to guarantee the highest quality work, taken from detailing to finished product. Also, as it is controlled in-house, ultimately this generates the most competitive rates as well.

All of our Masons are fully trained to NVQ 2 or NVQ 3 standards (alongside other annual safety training), and so we have a depth of knowledge across the board of staff delivering your project.

Valuing Traditional Skills

We are proud of our heritage: time-served Stone Masonry skills remain fundamental and absolutely relevant today, even with the technological advances in our industry.

Hand carved Masonry often brings the opportunity to be creative too, enabling us to not just serve, but also to delight our clients.

Most of our Masons apprenticed with us, often from school age. We value all of our staff, and furthermore we enjoy and are fulfilled by what we achieve together.

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History of A F Jones Stonemasons

We are lucky enough to look back to over 160 years of family history & achievement. (Click here for history chart).

However, we never rest on our laurels – we are a forwarding thinking and an investing company, at the forefront of our industry, often leading the way with new technology and the best equipment / facilities.

Talk to us

Please talk to us about your upcoming projects – we are confident that we can help.

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Contact A F Jones Stonemasons

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Complete Stonemasonry Service

We offer a full service from advisory & design, through production & manufacture, to site installation. We combine traditional craftsmanship with modern production methods.

A F Jones Stonemasons

Centuries Of Expertise

A F Jones Stonemasons is a fifth generation firm, family owned and operated since 1858. Our reputation is built from centuries of proven experience.

RECENT NEWS
beckett house architectural masonry and stone conservation

Over the past 2 years we have been working for the MOD at their Defence Academy (combined services Training facility) in Shrivenham, Nr Swindon. The work has been to repair and maintain their flagship building on the site – Beckett House (Grade II Listed). We are very proud of the work delivered which is now close to completion. The work …

Castle Update

We have been building a wonderful ‘Castle’ for a Private Client for the past 2 years, near High Wycombe. Phase 1 is now completing whilst Phase 2 is ongoing and will continue into 2020. We are very proud of the achievements within this major project, including: • Circular Turrets & Towers. • Extensive arched window & door surrounds. • Extensive …

6axis Cnc Litox Gmm

Many modern stone cutting machines are 3-Axis or 5-Axis (and we have many of those!). Beyond the 5-Axis, we have now added a 6th Axis lathe which gives us the ability, for example, to carve 3-Dimensional sculptures from a single large block of stone. It also increases the efficiency with which we can produce columns and balustrades (i.e. circular profiled …

Princes Foundation

Fintan Morrison joins us for a 5-week placement as part of his Level 3 NVQ in Heritage Stonemasonry Skills. He is gaining experience on a number of different sites whilst with us. The Prince of Wales’ Building Craft Programme was established by the Prince’s Foundation in 2006 in order to preserve the skills and knowledge essential to maintaining our built …

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