Cotswold House, Batheaston
The client was very specific with what he wanted; we ensured that the new extension blended in with the original house. We sourced a similar type, shape and age of stone and, with the approval of the client, began to process the rubble stone to be used in a modern cavity wall construction. We then took details from existing window and door surrounds and designed, manufactured and installed new ones along with the stone sourced. We used new stone quoins sourced locally. After a difficult build, not due to stone work, but to structural and steel work, which we overcame, the client was very happy with the end result.
What our client thought…
“It’s been a long and often difficult build through various unforeseen reasons, but the sheer fact that Pack Masonry and myself are still talking amicably proves that they really do care about getting the job done correctly and will address each hurdle as it presents itself.
From the matching of the used rubble stone to the existing, to the creation of the beautiful stone mullion windows and doors; I can’t fault the workmanship that has been used to tie in the old with the new.
All in all a great job and we are very pleased with the end result..”
Marketing Suite, Holburne park
We got involved with this project for the developer and West-tec builders and it involved transforming the old gate house to a marketing suite showcasing all the natural stone features that would be used in the properties on this project. This involved introducing the developer to a suitable material and taking him along to the mine to see the process of mining the raw material and showing him that it could meet his needs aesthetically and quantities. Once we had done this we received detailed drawings from the architect involved (ADAM Architecture) and produced shop drawings before manufacture commenced. Once passed we produced all the stonework including columns, caps, bases, cornice, rusticated ashlar, ashlar, pilasters and quoins, from our yard and fitted on site.
Midway House, Turleigh
This is one of our small projects which involved sourcing stone to match with the existing property and building an extension. After preparing stone for a cavity wall construction we proceeded to build the project.
This project involved an archway going through one corner of the build, we worked with a structural engineer, that came up with the design to work with the arch. Once we had this we designed the archway and all stone features, which included a new chimney stack, chimney and window surrounds. It was a tricky build because of the location, but the customer was very happy with the result.
What our client thought…
“Pack Masonry did a fantastic job of building a two-story extension to our house. They took immense care and thought to blend the existing and new elevations by removing some quoins and carefully selecting hand-cut, locally-sourced, stones and ashlar rubble. They helped us choose the perfect coloured mortar, and built the most stunning pair of ashlar stone arches to create a walkway beneath the first floor. The stonework for the windows and chimney details are also perfect. These guys are highly skilled and I would highly recommend them”.
We were involved in the construction of this new build project consisting of 14 plots ranging from detached properties to terrace houses. The stone was a local stone, mined locally from Limpley Stoke from just outside Bath. This project was completed on time for a satisfied customer.