Stonemasonry is one of the oldest lines of work in the world and many of the beautiful, period buildings across the UK were built by talented stonemasons. Today, these professionals offer a whole range of services including building restoration, repairs and stone-based products.
If you have a period property and you want to add features that are in line with the rest of your home, going to a professional stonemasonry company is a great option. When you choose stone products, not only are you getting great quality items but you’re adding a touch of class and tradition to your home. There are many ways that stonemasonry work can be incorporated across your home with exceptional craftsmanship in every commission.
Interested in stonemasonry services? In this blog, we discuss some of the ways that stonework can be used around the home.
Common stonework products
Stonework is a popular addition to the home as it looks great almost anywhere. As a homeowner, investing in timeless and high-quality features is always a good idea which is why stonework is an excellent choice. Classic and well-designed, stonework can be used inside and outside the home to give your property a whole new feel.
At Wrights of Campden, we offer a range of products that will add character to your home. Although a more traditional option, stone items stand the test of time and make great investments. Visit our workshop today and take a look at the designs and products we have available, or discuss your ideas with our experienced team and we’ll commission a bespoke piece.
Here are some of the most common stonework products you can choose from:
When installing new flooring in your home, you need it to be practical and look good. Limestone flooring, such as tiles, are available in various tones which show off its natural beauty. It’s a popular choice in bathrooms and kitchens as it’s durable yet soft to the touch making it comfortable to walk on. From a safety aspect, it makes a great flooring choice for the kitchen as limestone is not flammable so cooking accidents are much less of a worry. Despite being made of natural stone, the earthy characteristics can create a warm and cosy atmosphere throughout your home.
Kitchen and bathroom features
Did you know that limestone can be used as splashbacks, sinks, worktops and more? As two of the most used rooms in your home, your kitchen and bathroom should be given a little attention. Stone products, for example, add a classic feel to these rooms and the minimalist look is simple yet stylish. If you like the rustic feel, incorporating stone products into your kitchen and bathroom is a great way of creating this aesthetic and ensuring that your kitchen and bathroom look just as good as your other rooms.
If you want to add a touch of grandeur to the entrance of your home, stone doorways and canopies are the way to go. Natural stone doorways are often part of restoration jobs, however, if you would like to improve the look of your home they’re great for complimenting your decor and architecture. The front of your home is the first thing that passersby see, so if you want to make a good first impression stone canopies and doorways can do the trick. Complete with beautiful pillars and details, your front door will stand out from the rest or why not build an amazing entrance into your garden?
If you’ve never thought about installing a stone staircase before, it could be the perfect addition to your home. Tailor-made to your requirements, a natural stone staircase could be the taking point of your home. Available in a range of finishes, such as Cotswold limestone and Bath limestone, stone staircases offer a mix of modern and classic design to any type of home. Fine details won’t go unnoticed with this kind of installation and property experts have claimed that well-designed staircases can add value to a home. Whether you’re a property developer looking for that wow factor or you want to upgrade your own home, this is a great way of incorporating stone into your property.
There’s no denying that a beautiful fireplace can really make a room feel special. But, you can go one step further and make your fireplace your own with a unique, handcrafted fireplace surround. Every piece of stone has its own characteristics so you’ll have something completely bespoke that still fits seamlessly into your home. Don’t settle for less if you can’t find a surround that you love, consider stone options that are made by a dedicated team. Autumn and winter will feel cosier when you can snuggle up in front of an amazing fireplace and the room will have a totally different feel.
One of the most common locations for stone products is in the garden. Stonemasons can build everything from benches and tables to birdbaths and fountains. What better way to improve your garden than by investing in the finest natural stone products? Many homeowners forget about their gardens, but if you’re lucky enough to have a garden you should make the most of it.
As well as creating furniture and items, natural stone is also a great outdoor flooring solution such as driveways, paving, garden paths and landscaping. Redesign the front of your home with a new driveway or landscape your garden by using paving to create an area for entertaining or dining. If your home already has stone features, using these materials outside too will ensure that your property flows throughout but equally, stone can be placed almost anywhere and create amazing results.
Wrights of Campden: High-quality limestone products in Gloucestershire
At Wrights of Campden, we have a rich history in the world of stonemasonry, using our decades of experience to craft exceptional stonework. Straight from our workshop, we use the best materials to create high-quality products for your home. We have a large stock of designs, but our experienced team can also take on bespoke work so you have something truly unique.
We can provide a range of products for your home including flooring, fireplace surrounds, garden furniture and more. When you invest in our work you aren’t just getting a new item or installation, our expertise is a cut above the rest as we utilise over 40 years of stonemasonry experience. If you’re looking for interior and exterior limestone products, that will make your home feel elegant and well-designed, Wrights of Campden is the place to go. Get in touch with us today for more information.