County Durham specialist construction company Stone Technical Services has secured contracts across the country worth £250,000.
Established by brothers Dave and Grahame Stone in 1998, the firm has since expanded from its base in Darlington to have offices in Edinburgh, Stockport, central London and Middlesex.
Focussing on lightning protection, facilities management, general maintenance, building surveys, restoration and conservation, steeplejack services and safety systems, the 35-strong firm works with the National Trust, Ineos, Network Rail, British Waterways and the NHS as well as local authorities, architects and construction companies.
Now the business has been appointed to carry out a variety of projects around the UK, including work in London where Stone’s conservation masons are re-building historic boundary walls at Merchant Taylors’ Almshouses in Lewisham, a home to 40 elderly people dating back to 1825 which is owned by the prestigious Merchant Taylors’ company, one of the Great 12 Livery Companies in the City of London which were founded in medieval times.
Also in the capital, Stone’s experts are carrying out surveys and installation of lightning protection at the famous Hackney Empire, a Grade II-listed building used for concerts and shows.
In Windsor, Stone’s lightning protection division is working to install a sympathetically-designed system to Charente Hall, a multi-million pounds home built in a medieval style in 50 acres of former Ministry of Defence land.
At sites all over the UK, Stone has also secured thousands of pounds worth of further work with English Heritage creating modern safety systems for historic and ancient buildings, and in North Yorkshire the business is carrying out surveys to the porticos at York Castle Prison for York Museums Trust.
Stone’s MD, Dave Stone, said: “The team is regularly working on projects - large and small - across the UK at sites of significant historic interest.
“The last few months have seen a real influx of projects as organisations get set for the winter months - our busiest time of the year.
“Thanks to our ability to offer everything from general maintenance to detailed historic repairs and systems designed specifically for ancient buildings, our work is being recognised by leading names who entrust their buildings to us.”