Coe Stone Ltd undertake all aspects of traditional stonemasonry, from carving and fitting mullion windows, to rebuilding a spire. We can design and create ‘bespoke’ pieces from new or carefully repair historic stonework.
We principally within Wales and the South West of England but will undertake projects further afield if of suitable interest and importance.
Contact us for a discussion about your project.
Our fitting of new stone within an old context is technically sound and ethically justified.
High temperature steam provides a gentle, low volume clean that doesn't saturate the surface. Removes moss, algae, fungi and will kill spores. No need for Chemical biocide.
Cut stone to order from our own stone cutting facility.
All of our staff hold CSCS cards, our principle staff Heritage Gold cards.
We are member of the onstruction Industry Training Board and support and encourage continual learning amongst our staff.
We are CHAS approved contractors and we have an appointed Health and Safety advisor to ensure that we are always up to date with current legislation
Repair to the shaft stonework around corroding cramps which included:
Significant and full depth tracery replacements in Elm Park Bath stone. The original stone had decayed to the extent that the stained glass work was in some areas holding the structure in place. A busy church in continuous use meant that we had to contain the works in sheeted scaffold inside and out and program our works around ongoing services. The completion date for these works was crucial as it was set shortly before the important wedding of two members of the clergy.
The significance of this already important medieval church of St Cadoc’s at Llancarfan grew massively when routine works uncovered evidence of 15th century wall paintings.
We were appointed when the survey work being carried out in the first phase raised concerns about the stability of the west window. The conservation brief involved working closely with the wall painting conservators to delivery sympathetic consolidation of the tracery. Great importance was placed on minimising vibrations and dust whilst working to tight time constraints..
With a team of up to 14 strong over a period of nearly two years, Coe Stone undertook consolidation and repair work to both the historic castle walls and to many of the associated buildings. Much anticipated locally, the repair and reinstatement work to the curtain walls allowed the removal of the ugly steel stantions that had long blighted the town.
One of the standout achievements for us on this project was to successfully negotiate the reduction of heavy engineering in the stabilisation of the medieval tower. With the backing of both CADW and the architect we were able to argue for less intervention and therefore preserve more of the historic fabric and character of this structure.