Stonemasonry is one of the traditional trades, working with stone wall repairs, claddings, landscaping, and more. It’s a trade that considers both the practical and the ornamental as stonemasonry often lends itself to features like archways. If you need the services of a stonemason, let Hoppy find you a stonemason in just 4 easy steps. Find out how below.
What jobs can a stonemason do?
- Stonework and stone cladding
- Cutting and fitting stone kitchen worktops
- Installing or renovating stone fireplaces
- Polishing concrete
- Cleaning bricks or stones
- Building a dry stone wall
- Stone paving
How Hoppy helps you choose a stonemason with Rated People
Hoppy has partnered with Rated People to help you find local trusted stonemason and get the job done in just 4 easy steps.
- Select ‘stonemason’ from the list of trades and tell Hoppy all about your job by completing a short form.
- Then post your job - you'll get a confirmation email from Hoppy and our partner Rated People that your job has been posted, with a link to where you can manage it.
- Now sit back and wait to hear from up to 3 trusted tradespeople about your job - be sure to check out their profiles, where you’ll find examples of previous work and genuine reviews.
- Then simply choose the right person for your job!
Common questions to ask a stonemason
What are the costs for common stonework jobs?
It’s very difficult to give an approximation of the cost for stonework jobs as they can vary so much. Something like natural stone walling can cost from £100-£150 per m2. More straightforward jobs like repointing stone paving or repairs will be lower, starting from about £25 per m2 though this will depend on the area you’re living in.
What qualifications does a stonemason need?
Stonemasons don’t require professional qualifications, but experience is crucial as it’s a specialist trade. Look for a proven track record of working similar jobs to the one you want doing and ask for examples of previous work and references too. Stone Federation GB is the trade body for stonemasons in the UK, promoting best practices across the trade. You can look out for stonemasons who are members of the association if you want an extra layer of quality assurance.
What’s the difference between a banker stonemason and a fixer stonemason?
A banker mason is someone who typically designs and crafts more ornamental items like archways and even memorial stones. Fixer masons tend to work with installation of stone-related items and fitting and repairing slate, marble, limestone, etc. It’s possible for a stonemason to be proficient in both branches of the trade or to specialise in just one. Always ask about a stonemason’s speciality before booking a job to know what level of skill and expertise you’ll be getting.