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.

One of our stone mason’s tool kits with a variety of tools for hand tooling work like chiselling and shaping.

Making an enquiry about our stone masonry services…

We offer a free consultation service to local customers in Chester and Wrexham as well as to those located further away in Cheshire, Flintshire, Denbighshire and the Wirral. Every enquiry is dealt with thoroughly and efficiently to make sure we’re giving you an accurate quotation. In some cases, customers need some guidance about the design and layout of certain jobs and thanks to our training and experience, we can assist you with all types of complex projects.