Stone masonry firm sees huge growth

Nelson-based Stone Edge has experienced massive growth in a very short period of time thanks to its niche market and undertaking a host of new projects.

Online PR News – 21-November-2012 – Nelson – After a string of monumental contract wins, a Lancashire based historic stone masonry firm is expanding throughout the country.

The building restoration specialist, Stone Edge, who recently expanded into the London area, is currently implementing a strategy to cover the southern counties.

After appointing two new senior directors to head up their London offices, it is expected that the niche business will see huge growth over the next few years.

Richard Denneny, Managing Director of Stone Edge, said: “Owing to our expertise and skill, we are expanding very quickly.

“Our presence in London is enabling us to take advantage of the huge number of building restoration projects in the south.”

Among the historic buildings the stonemasons have recently renovated listed buildings such as manors, monasteries, memorials, hospitals and churches.

Specialising in historic buildings, structures and monuments, ranging from listed buildings to World Heritage Sites.

Beginning life as a small local firm, Stone Edge began just five year ago. Since 2009, it has doubled its staff and increased sales by 80%. The company now employ 45 people.

Stone Edge specialises in the conservation of historic buildings.

Initially, the Nelson-based company was formed in Nelson, Lancashire, which is centrally placed to serve North West England.

There was a hole in market for high end external fabric conservation, and the company capitalised on this.

The Stone Edge directors teamed up with two vastly experienced managers this year, Kevin Marett and Robert Butler, to trade in London under the name of Stone Edge Conservation.

Projects are carried out through slowing down the rate of determination with regular maintenance and long-term repair.

Stone Edge combines the very best traditional stone masonry techniques with the latest modern technology.

So there is minimum disturbance to the buildings, reversible techniques are used.

It has restored many high profile UK landmarks including St Paul’s Church, St Anne’s Clock Tower and Lloyds Bank.

Richard Denneny said: “ We have a passion for social history and strive to ensure all the buildings we work on are treated with respect.

“There is more to historic buildings than meets the eye, with new levels of history to be discovered in every stone.

“Our stonemasons diligently look for clues about the materials used, how stone was carved and how it changed throughout history.

“Every detail must be investigated before work begins, which is why we can guarantee a high level of precision in the building conservation.

“We conduct our high standard building restoration using a flexible, innovative and efficient approach with collective responsibility and respect for the environment. It is this ethos this has helped enable our growth.”