Royal Holloway, University of London
Restoration & Repair Works
We are delighted to have started work on some conservation work for Royal Holloway. And what an absolutely magnificent building this is. Construction started in 1874, (that is 16 years after A F Jones Stonemasons started trading, and about 30 years after William Jones started his Masonry Apprenticeship in Reading!), and was opened in 1886 by Queen Victoria. It’s design is influenced by Chateau de Chambord in the Loire Valley, and it is Grade I listed.
At this stage we are reinstating and repairing some of the damaged Ball Finials, and providing extensive Balustrade repairs in Portland stone. Further more extensive works are under discussion.
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We offer a full service from advisory & design, through production & manufacture, to site installation. We combine traditional craftsmanship with modern production methods.
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …