beckett house architectural masonry and stone conservation

Beckett House, MoD – Project Update

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 …

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Castle Update

The Castle – Project 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 …

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6axis Cnc Litox Gmm

6-Axis CNC Machine

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 …

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Princes Foundation

Apprentice Placement Site Mason – Prince’s 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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Af Jones Stonemasons New Lorry

New Lorry

We have taken delivery of a brand new 7.5ton Lorry with HIAB crane. Our lorries are absolutely vital to our site operations, not only for all deliveries (achieving modern low emissions criteria), but also for safe lifting operations and reliability. The HIAB crane on the new lorry has several features which will help us: • Increased lifting weight • Increased …

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A F Jones Stonemasons Open Day 2019

Production Workshop Open Day 2019

When people have an opportunity to see our Production Workshops they are, without fail, impressed by the state-of-the-art machinery and time-served craftmanship in action. So we held an Open Day for invited Architects, Contractors and fellow professionals at our Ipsden Production Workshop. The Day was a great success with over 40 Industry visitors attending & enjoying the tours, hospitality, graphic …

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Rory Dooner

New Apprentice Mason

We have welcomed our new Apprentice Rory Dooner into the team. He is attending the Building Crafts College (Stratford, London) where he will be attending for at least 2 years to achieve his Advanced Diploma in Stonemasonry (Level 2). Alongside his study time he will also develop his skills in our Production Banker Shop and occasionally out on site. This …

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Interiors Workshop

New Interiors Workshop

Our new Interiors workshop is now fully on-stream. This transforms our capacity for larger interiors projects; brand new equipment improves not only our precision but also speed and therefore value to our customers. The equipment includes lifting, cutting, machining (routering)& edging / finishing. We can turn around several kitchens in a single week, from templating to installation, thus providing the …

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New Waterplant

Our new waterplant installation is virtually complete following 9 months of planning work.  The images show the main lifting operations (June 2018) using two 20 ton cranes. This plant is an upgrade of our previous water recycling plant, with much larger capacity.  This will provide us with very clean water, reliably delivered to our bridge and CNC saws. The benefits …

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A F Jones Ipsden Yard – Phase Iv Development

A F Jones Ipsden Yard – Phase IV Development

We are well underway constructing the Phase IV development of our Ipsden Workshops . This development will provide A F Jones with: New workshop area (+ new machinery + gantry crane). Store room. Training room / meeting room. Larger Production Office. Enhanced staff amenities. Not only will we have space and machinery to offer better products and service to our …

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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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