Stonework - Historic Building Conservation - Landscaping
Based in Bristol, Stonesthrow covers Bristol, Bath, Somerset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds.
Stonesthrow specialises in both constructing new stone projects as well as conserving and maintaining historic stonework and structures. We have extensive experience concerning the use of lime mortar and can help you to choose the correct mortar mix in terms of aesthetics and functionality. Stonesthrow are fully insured and always dispose of waste responsibly.
Feel free to call us for a chat regarding any projects you may have in mind, or to arrange a site visit.
Nicko Strawbridge-Smith is the founder and director of Stonesthrow. Before becoming a qualified stone conservator, Nicko spent many years learning the art of landscape gardening and stonewalling whilst living in Devon, working for GMA Landscaping. www.gmalandscaping.co.uk
Nicko attended Weymouth College and achieved an Fdsc in Architectural Stonework and Conservation, a Bournemouth University foundation degree course from which he graduated with a distinction. During these two years, Nicko gained specialist knowledge in the use of lime mortar and stone conservation techniques, as well as practical stone masonry, architectural history, writing historic building surveys and condition reports.
Since qualifying from Weymouth, Nicko continued developing his skills and gained experience whilst working for specialist historic building conservation companies, combined with work carried out on private residencies through to iconic structures such as Glastonbury Abbey and Clifton Suspension Bridge, before founding Stonesthrow.
We specialise in the construction, repair and maintenance of dry-stone and mortared stone walls, small masonry projects and letter cutting.
We offer a comprehensive service from design to construction to help you create your desired space or feature. Whether you require a new pathway or paved area, traditional country cottage style stone cobbling, or a barbeque area, we'll be happy to discuss these ideas with you
We repoint, repair and replace damaged stonework using both traditional and modern conservation practices and materials. Specialist projects include repointing internal and external stonework and brickwork, churches, barns and boundary walls, stone conservation using pins and various lime mortar techniques. Methods such as these are vital in order to conserve and consolidate monuments and historic buildings.