Services

Although stonemasonry skills are traditionally used for conservation and restoration work, they can also be applied in a variety of settings, from hard landscaping and new builds to interior work in both modern and historic settings.

Conservation

T J Ferris Stonemasonry offer our services to everyone looking to preserve and protect historic buildings whether  Conservation Architect, Trusts & Bodies or private clients. With a wide range of in-house skills and a select group of specialist suppliers providing everything from initial specialist Consultancy services through to the complete delivery of complex Conservation and Restoration projects.

Restoration

We have a rich history in restoring heritage properties across the whole of the UK. Projects range from the complete restoration of Grade A structures and listed buildings to dovecotes, churches, bridges, chimneys and estate walls.

Hard landscaping

Our stone masons can implement stunning designs, creating beautiful additions to any garden. From boundary walls, patios and driveways to meandering walkways, raised flowerbeds and ponds. We regularly undertake projects for stone paving, kerbing, pillars, steps, patios and arches. We have over 20 years’ experience in restoring exterior stonework to its former glory or creating new build hard landscaping projects along traditional lines.

Dry Stone Walling / Dyking

Whether forming structural or decorative features for example drystone facades, retaining walls, pillars, steps, seats, tables, drystone BBQ’s, drystone bridges the only limitation is the imagination.

Interior Services

We also work in a more modern setting, providing high quality workmanship to bring stone, marble and reclaimed wooden and architectural antiques into new houses and buildings. From fireplaces to marble bathrooms and stone walls our services enhance the design of new properties. We will consider any inspired ideas: a client once asked us to convert a number of pews recovered from a church into a library in her home to great effect.

New build work

Ensuring that new build work is in keeping with its historic environment, we undertake all types of structural alterations and have a proven track record in completing sympathetic new builds including extensions, conservatories, garages and porches. We also undertake all chimney work, dig and lay new foundations and build concrete block foundations and facing brick work for new build projects.

Lime pointing

Lime mortar allows buildings or walls to breath either through the pointing separating the masonry or a render coating.  Over time, however, lime mortar will deteriorate and need re-pointing to ensure that buildings are weather-proof. The team at T J Ferris Stonemasonry has extensive experience in the re-pointing of lime-built walls and buildings, having served apprenticeships and attended training courses with the Scottish Lime Centre.

Stone and Masonry Repair

Comonoly a blend of Lime, fine aggregate filler and additives forming various brands and specifications of conservation approved stone repair mortar designed for use on natural stone and period brickwork. It is extremely versatile and can be matched for colour and finish to almost any masonry.

Sub-contracting

T J Ferris works with existing sub-contractors in a collaborative and respectful way. We can also recommend sub-contractors for specific projects where additional skillsets are required. These include joiners and specialist carpenters, glaziers and designers. Those we recommend produce work of the highest standard and uphold the same standard of customer-focused principles we follow ourselves.

The company seems well organised, quoted a good price, no fuss, friendly people. Job done well.

Jim Robertson

Built a new porch on the front of the house . Foundations, block work walls and traditional timber roof with slates. Happy with finished building.

Neil , 16th November 2019

Very pleased with finished work, which much improves the look of our property.
A tidy and helpful worker who cleans up as he proceeds.

Nigel , 27th January 2020

T J Ferris Stonemasonry were competitively priced, friendly and approachable. They started the job quickly and the finished result looks fantastic. We will come back to them in the future.

Giles, Berwick-upon-Tweed

The front landing of our colony house was about to collapse and in need of urgent replacement. Several tradesmen looked at the situation but vey few appeared confident about being able to sort the problem. Luckily Thomas and his team were able to remove the old landing and rebuild in-line with the building and steps connecting. Work was swift and professional and the end result looks great as well as being both safe and solid.

Chris, 26th February 2021

High quality work.

Abi Johnston

Very happy with work completed on a listed building to repair damaged stonework around a window and preventative work to redress heavily weathered pointing.

Thomas and his team were a pleasure to deal with and were very professional during the work. The finish blends very well with the existing stonework and I would have no hesitation commissioning TJ Ferris for any further work I required or recommending them to others.

Jeremy Thornton

Tom and his team recently finished a number of stone and building repairs at my house and I cannot recommend them enough. The job was complex yet Tom and his team provided me with a comprehensive estimate and plan which was followed through keeping us in budget. The craftsmanship was first class and Tom’s team were professional, courteous and tidy throughout. I am delighted with the results.

Stephen Weir

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