Hand tooled stone masonry | Stonemasonry in Chester and North Wales
J Burton Stone masonry

Hand-tooled stone masonry

Hand tooled stone masonry 

 

Using hand tooling techniques on stone is something that connects us to the past. Yet the art of traditional hand tooling of stone masonry thrives today. It’s been said that, despite its advances, technology still cannot match the stone mason’s craft which continues to be one of hand, eye and experience. The hand tooling process continues to be an intricate physical activity. One that requires high levels of skill combined with plenty of patience!

When working on conservation and restoration projects or listed buildings, it’s often necessary to hand tool stone work using traditional methods. That enables us to recreate the original look and style of the existing stonework. But hand tooling isn’t only restricted to use on old buildings. Designs for new stone masonry can incorporate in hand tooled detail to create an amazing look too.

The tools we use at JB Stone Masonry

You’ll see a photo below of one of our stone mason’s tool kits with a variety of tools for hand tooling work like chiselling and shaping.

hand tooled masonry

Please get in touch if you would like to find out more about our stone masonry services for customers in North Wales, Cheshire and the Wirral. You can give John a call on Wrexham (01978) 664006 or email us mail@jbstone.co.uk.

JB Stone Masonry only uses stone sourced from within the UK. Natural stone does vary in appearance due to its grain, giving each piece its own unique look.

Covering Wrexham, Flintshire & Denbighshire plus Chester, Cheshire and the Wirral.

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J Burton Stone Masonry – Masons Yard – Oak Road – Wrexham Industrial Estate – Wrexham – LL13 9RG
Tel: 01978 664006 Fax: 01978 664006 Email: mail@jbstone.co.uk