- Member since Apr 2010
- 64 reviews • 94% positive rating
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Avonstone: Natural stone specialists ; stone masonry ; restoration ; conservation ; landscape garden construction; architectural carving; stone cleaning; paint removal; structural alterations.
I am a City and Guilds qualified stonemason with over 30 years experience in the trade. I have worked for several highly-regarded companies. (Stokes Masonry, GV Williams & Sons ,Wells Masonry ,Hancock Masonry, Somerset Stone Masons,St Blaise )and on the restoration of many prestigious buildings. I also have worked on many new-build developments including Cabot circus Bristol . Recent clients include . Clifton High School, Treeslounge bespoke furniture design London , Tracy Park Hotel and Golf Club , Marlbourough College , Polebarn Hotel Trowbridge , Longfox Manor Bristol ,Circus Orthodontists Bath , Redcar Hotel Bath ,RedBus pre school & Nursery .National Farmers Union ,Hayesfield school Bath,Artemis Building solutions and House of Faith church Bristol
I mainly work on private contracts, mostly restoration of stonework to domestic properties, working on many period buildings in Clifton (Bristol) and the Bath area. I have also undertaken many landscape gardening projects, often working with a landscape designer as well as designing and building my own projects.
City and Guilds in stonemasonry. I am a highly-skilled stonemason, experienced in detailing damaged stonework and producing new work to replace damaged areas. I am skilled in the use of traditional lime mortars and restoration mortars. I have extensive experience of building all types of stone walling (ashlar, rubble, brick and block work). I can offer all types of structural alterations, I have knowledge and experience of removing paint mechanically and chemically from stonework and restoring to a natural finish. I offer bespoke natural stone garden furniture ,fireplaces ,water features and bespoke hand cut lettering .I am always interested and open to ideas from clients and new challenges as to what can be achieved with natural stone . I also offer stone cleaning using the Therma Tech stone cleaning system .
I take pride in my work and am a clean and tidy worker. I am always happy to provide references from satisfied clients as well as previous employers.
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Valid until: 16th Aug 2023
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Stone wall, gate pillars, pointing and fixing. Stonemasonry
Hired Matt to sort out a falling pillar, stone wall and general tidy or our stonework. The work is lengthy and is being done in parts so we can budget accordingly. Matt has been really helpful, very responsive and his work has been very good.
alison_87 - 3rd Feb, 2023 Positive review
Lintel repair Bricklaying
Hired Matt to complete a lintel job. When Matt began the work he realised the lintel didn’t actually need replaced as he had first suggested it did. Instead of proceeding Matt let me know and the job did not go ahead. Matt had bought the lintel and insisted I still pay him the majority of the quote as he had wasted his own time. Even after I suggested he took the lintel back to get his money back, Matt still went on to ask for money! Stupidly I paid him £150 so that he would leave! Now I have a random lintel in my garden that I have to dispose off and no brick in my wall which he removed before realising the lintel was placed behind it! Never came back to replace the brick he smashed out as he said he would and quick frankly wouldn’t have him back if he offered. Thanks Matt for basically smashing a brick out off the wall of my home and charging me £150 for nothing!
toyah2020 - 15th Jan, 2023 Negative review
Matt (Avonstone) was able to start the job quickly, and at a very competitive price. Despite the work taking longer than quoted (no fault of Matt, it was due to the scaffold tower not being delivered on time) he kept to the original cost estimate - very good of him. I'm happy with the results too - instead of very tatty looking painted stonework, I now have clean Bath stone - and as a bonus, repaired joints in the old stonework Matt carried out as well.
andy_mac - 9th Oct, 2022 Positive review