Stonemasonry Question

Which tradesman would i contact to build me a new step outside my front door?

I know this sounds silly but I want a new step built outside my front door and i'm not sure whether to post it under Stonemasonry, Driveways or Bricklaying! The current step is a really cheap one made out of 3 bricks with a slab on top, it's really easy to trip up it. I'm looking for something much more substantial. Thanks in advance.

9 Answers

Best Answer

hi i see your dilemna.. i think you would have most success in posting it in the bricklaying section say you want it to be much more substantial so i think this is the route to take ..good luck

Answered 3rd May 2011


Member since 30 Sep 2008

Hi vicky,
i would put your request in Bricklaying first.

If not much interest,then try Driveways or even Handyman but to be honest i think you would get more than enough interest for your job in the Bricklaying section.


Answered 4th May 2011

carl melady

Member since 1 Jun 2008

HI,i am a mason , and i would suggest a natural stone step ,for durabillity ,strength ,and a more natural look , .this will last as long as u live in the property and isnt the biggest job in the world .much more durable and asthetically pleasing than brick and slabs . it is a job for a proper stonemason in my opinion. This would generally be set, on a sand and cement bed , with possibly a [ d,p,c] damp proof course ,leaving less chance of any, water or future dampness penetrating the threshold.IF , you were so enclined you could maybe also put some kind of moulding ,or other detailed finnish on the step , maybe a droved or moulded arris ,or just a small bottle mould round the step , but this is only a personal choice ,but can look nice . But i would always put, atleast a 5ml wash on the step from the front to the back of the step ,for any rainwater to run away from the doorway. I hope i have swayd you into going for the natural stone ,which u can always get cheap from a salvage yard or maybe an offcut from a stone merchants. Yours robert watt.

Answered 2nd Nov 2011

robert w watt

Member since 19 Oct 2011

Hi, try your luck in landscaping and general building, might be someone in your area who can do this for you when passing during thier days work as its going to be a small job! Paul

Answered 3rd May 2011

Mulberry Cottage Gardens

Member since 4 Oct 2010

You either need a bricklayer/stone mason.
Although a good general builder could do it.

Answered 4th May 2011


Member since 29 Oct 2008

you might try groundworks as there may be slight excavation/demolition as well as building,regards Terry.

Answered 4th May 2011

tm property services

Member since 9 Mar 2011

Answered 4th May 2011

Eurolay Asphalt & Roofing

Member since 4 May 2011

if its a stone step you want then a stonemason would be better to ask as they will be able to source the stone you require They will also be able to cut the stone to size and set it on a solid base.

Answered 11th Jul 2011

Stoneworx Norrth West LTD

Member since 24 Jan 2008

Genraly it would be a bricklayer or stonemason you would contact but sometimes a handyman or garden landscaping/patio laying company will do just as good a job for the same price or cheaper

Answered 2nd Jul 2018

PB home and garden services

Member since 13 Jun 2018

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