If we happened to travel back in time and watch our ancestors at work building the great castles and cathedrals of the United Kingdom – we might see the places that they worked – temporary huts and hovels congregated around the rising walls around them.
The stonemasons shed would be there – perhaps a lean to with a thatch roof – leant against the completed wall of an aisle or nave. Inside the masons at work on large benches chipping away at a profile or a grotesque statue.
Head back to the present into Grosvenor’s stone yard and you’ll witness the same sounds and views as seen way back then. Our skilled operatives – using the same tools – to continue a great tradition using stone as an expression of architecture.
Some things have changed though – and our operatives need clean and safe environments to work with. So we have built a state of the art facility right in our yard next to our extensive stone supplies. It’s a cornucopia of stone – the full gamut of stone services from tooling to fine detail undercutting.
Watching our operatives at work in all their masks and personal protective equipment looks like a scene from the distant future – but their hands and their tools are firmly positioned in re-creating and engaging with the past.