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Georgian Style Stonework Reinstated

There have been some beautiful, bespoke Yorkstone features reinstated at this impressive four story Surrey home.

Despite being built in 1861, the house oozes Georgian elegance with its well-proportioned, red-brick facade featuring classic Georgian period six over six sash windows.

Manor Sawn Yorkstone was chosen as the best match to existing stonework and to tone in with the buff coloured pointing which had been recently been carefully refreshed. Six bullnosed steps with matching risers were commissioned to exacting specifications and installed at the entrance door. Two flat pier caps in the same stone were also cut to top the matching pair of low brick pillars at the entrance’s foot.

Framing the gates to the grounds, two tall brick and stone pillars were in a sorry state of disrepair and had to be rebuilt. Sadly, only one of the original pier caps with spherical capitals had survived, though it too was threatening to crumble away! From the design and dimensions of the old pier cap, two new Manor Sawn Yorkstone pier caps were masoned and installed by the new owner of the property, determined to showcase this house at its very best.

We applaud the care and attention our clients have paid to this house, their home. It looks great!

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By |2024-01-26T16:29:13+00:00January 26th, 2024|0 Comments

We Are Hiring

Join Our Team – Stone Saw Operative Wanted

Location: Cullingworth, West Yorkshire.
Hours: Full-time
Salary: £25k – £30k, (basic plus production bonus), dependent on experience

Job Brief

We are seeking a skilled Stone Saw Operative to join our team. The ideal candidate would ideally have experience in operating stone-cutting machinery or similar processes, ensuring precision and quality in the production of stone products.

Responsibilities

  • Operate stone-cutting machinery to shape and cut stone materials according to specifications.
  • Ensure the proper setup and calibration of machines for optimal performance.
  • Inspect finished products for quality and accuracy.
  • Follow safety protocols and guidelines to prevent accidents and injuries.
  • Perform routine maintenance on machinery to keep it in good working condition.

Qualifications

  • Proven experience as a Stone Saw Operative or similar role.
  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings and specifications.
  • Strong attention to detail and precision in work.
  • Knowledge of safety procedures and guidelines in a manufacturing environment.
  • Physical stamina and dexterity for prolonged periods of machinery operation.

Requirements

  • Experience: Experience in stone cutting or related field
  • Skills: Stone cutting, Machinery operation, Technical drawing interpretation, Quality inspection, Safety protocols
  • Work Hours: 42.5 hours per week

If you are interested in joining our team, please submit your application to greg@bingleystone.com or send an application/CV in the post.

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By |2024-01-03T16:45:19+00:00January 3rd, 2024|0 Comments

Building Low Carbon Homes

Despite being one of the most sustainable building materials since ancient times natural stone is increasingly overlooked by the construction industry in favour of reinforced concrete, glass and steel. Infamously, King Charles III once branded plans for such an extension to the National Gallery as a monstrous carbuncle.

While there is certainly room for all styles of architecture and all types of construction materials, investment in the inventive and experimental is not what the latest exhibition at London’s Design Museum promotes. Instead it is going back to building’s roots to offer us a chance to ‘discover how architects are reimagining natural stone, wood and straw to design homes fit for the future’.

Stone is not only an abundant and energy efficient material, it’s also very strong, up to three times stronger than concrete… and, (as those three little piggies found in the tale of building a safe haven from the destructive huffs and puffs of a hungry wolf), many more times stronger than straw and wood.

That said, used together, stone wood and straw make for beautiful, breathable, comfortable and energy efficient living spaces. Definitely not carbuncles!

What’s more, if a stone house is eventually torn down, the material can be infinitely reclaimed, repurposed or remade into any number of stone products. Even if it does end up in landfill, it is simply going back from whence it came, no toxins, no pollution, no decomposition. Just back into the earth it was quarried from.

The Design Museum insists there is a need to ‘radically rethink the materials we use to build our towns and cities’ and states that stone, wood and straw are ‘three ancient materials that are vital for a low-carbon future’.

We couldn’t agree more.

#LowCarbonHome

 

By |2024-01-03T16:13:25+00:00September 8th, 2023|0 Comments

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