1. New Build Construction

This is a recent build completed in the Swansea Valley. The main build material was locally quarried Blue Pennant Stone. We Managed this Project from concept to completion.  All of the construction was completed by us and we  also undertook  the role of Project Manager. Our project management  services can be suited to manage all or part of your new self build project. By using  Welsh Stonework, it should help ensure completion on time and a quality of build of which you you can be proud. We have the  experience  to ensure your commission is built to...

2. Interior Work

As a small team of experienced, dedicated builders and stoneworkers, we are known for our high quality workmanship and attention to detail.  Natural stone, granite veneer, cultured stone or imported products: We are well practised in working with whatever type of stone you are looking to incorporate into your unique design.  We specialize in residential and  commercial exteriors, as well as fireplaces, chimneys, pillars, interior Walls, or anything else you may want to enhance with quality stonework! Please visit our portfolio page to see some of our recently completed projects. We are able to supply high quality Blue Pennant sandstone flooring at trade prices, Please visit out flooring section for...

3. Exterior Stone Walls

Some examples of  outside blue pennant stone work. Whether its a small paving area or a retaining wall to last a lifetime you can be guaranteed we will supply above and beyond your requirements. There is just something about a stone wall. Looking at one, you think of its honesty, strength, and permanence. To achieve these characteristics my crew and I have to do a tremendous amount of work that is never seen. If we lay the right groundwork, the wall will withstand the weather as well as the test of time. There are many different products you can use to build a retaining wall—railroad ties, pressure-treated lumber, telephone poles, concrete stacking blocks—but none can match the feeling of building with stone....

4. New Builds

If you need a company that prides itself on high building standards and client relations then please consider us when you are making your shortlist of a building firm you would like to deal with. We are we believe in poviding a service that makes probably one of your biggest decissions in life is made an enjoyable and hastle free experience.  Call us now to discuss how Welsh Stonework can help you make your derams become a...

5. Complete Solutions

If you need a new kitchen, a completely new house or our Stone Merchant Services you can be assured that you need look no further. We are small enough to tackle what is considered general building work, yet experienced enough to complete much larger building projects drawing primarily on our in-house skills and usign our network of experienced tradesmen we have built up partnerships with over the...
Semi-coursed Walling Stone

Semi-coursed Walling Stone

Fine grained semi-coursed Blue Pennant sandstone. Predominantly blue grey in colour with some brown tones from the Rhondda Beds of the Pennant series of Carboniferous Sandstones It a ideal walling stone for any application, giving a great decorative and long lasting appearance. We can supply a wide range of walling stone products at trade prices in our Stone...
Standing Stones – Pennant Stone

Standing Stones – Pennant Stone

One of the most striking features in landscaping design incorporates the use of standing stones or “megaliths”. Steeped in mystery for thousands of years, these “standing stones” invoke feelings of awe and wonder as to their original purpose. Why are they here? Who moved them to their final positions? How were they moved, as many stones are estimated to weigh hundreds of tons? Obviously the stones we can provide are not such heavy weights, but they can provide a focal point in any landscaping project. Not an undertaking to be taken lightly, with forethought and planning, this is not beyond the abilities of any DIY enthusiast. Variations on a theme involve setting out the “standing stones” in either groups clustered around a central stone or as stone circles. The only limitations are the ones imposed by the builder Please get in touch if you require specialist standing stones or ideas or Visit our on-line store ...
Landscaping With Stone

Landscaping With Stone

Natural stone is a great choice for landscaping. Not only is it durable, but it offers a classic, timeless look. Landscaping rock provides you with a great foundation to create any type of landscaping design you wish. In order to make your garden more remarkable and unique, try adding rocks, small stones or boulders in your garden. Generally when we think about landscaping, a picture of shrubs, plants, and trees come to mind. These things are common in any garden, however using rock to add colour and definition to your landscaping is a great idea. Most rock is very inexpensive and easy to maintain. It also doesn’t require water or other types of care like living landscaping features do. The use of landscaping rock to personalize your landscaping is quite easy. Landscape Designing Tips: First decide where you would like to place the rock. Take into account the shape of your home and select a rock complementing your home. Any open space in the garden will be ideal for placing the rocks. You can place stone around plants, which will create a wall around them, giving a separate entity to each plant. You can separate different sections of your garden with a rock wall too, or you can use...
Gwrhyd Blue Pennant Sandstone

Gwrhyd Blue Pennant Sandstone

Gwrhyd Blue Pennant Sandstone from Rhiwfawr Quarry in the Upper Swansea Valley  is one of the strongest available in the UK. The quarry is roughly 12 miles north of Swansea and not far from the small hamlet of Rhiwfawr and the outskirts Neath. Its technical properties are far superior to other sources of pennant and allow it to be either used in thinner thicknesses compared to other stones or to carry higher loads. For instance a 400x900mm flag stone at 50mm in Gwrhyd Pennant will carry a class 5 loading as shown in the table below where normal pennant will only carry class 2. Class Min Breaking Load kN Typical Use 0 0 Decoration 1 0.75 Slabs bedded on mortar, pedestrian only. 2 3.5 Pedestrian and cycle areas. Garden Balconies. 3 6 Occasional car, light vehicle and motorcycle access. Garage entrances 4 9 Walking areas, market places occasionally used by delivery vehicles. 5 14 Pedestrian areas often used by heavy vehicles. 6 25 Roads and streets, petrol stations. All Gwrhyd blue pennant stone is tested to British Standards. This includes durability tests such as freeze thaw and flexural tests after freeze action. Beyond this our products are also tested for other durability indicators not covered in the British Standards...
New Build Construction

New Build Construction

This is a recent build completed in the Swansea Valley. The main build material was locally quarried Blue Pennant Stone. We Managed this Project from concept to completion.  All of the construction was completed by us and we  also undertook  the role of Project Manager. Our project management  services can be suited to manage all or part of your new self build project. By using  Welsh Stonework, it should help ensure completion on time and a quality of build of which you you can be proud. We have the  experience  to ensure your commission is built to...
Stone Care Tips – Before and After the Party

Stone Care Tips – Before and After the Party...

Visitors to your home — from parties to overnight guests —can  create wear and tear on your stone floors (wether marble, granite, limestone, slate or travertine) . This makes protecting your stone countertops, walls, vanities and floors, a must before and after entertaining.   Following are tips to help ensure your “stone zones” are clean and protected.   Preparing for Guests Test the Sealer — Before your guests arrive, take a few minutes to determine if your stone surface requires resealing. Simply place a drop of water on the surface and let it sit for 15 minutes. If the surface darkens or the water is absorbed into the surface, reseal as soon as possible. If it remains on the surface, clean it up — there is no need to reseal. Continue to maintain the surface with water-based daily stone cleaners. If the stone does require resealing, select a water-based stone sealer that protects the surface from staining and is safe for kitchen and bathroom use. Protective sealers are often suited to both countertop and stone floor use, and prevent water and food-oil stains. Prevent Dull Surfaces — Polish your stone countertops and vanities to enhance color, prevent dulling, remove beverage rings and shower wall streaks before the guests arrive....
Ten Potential Stone Problems & Solutions

Ten Potential Stone Problems & Solutions...

Marble, granite, limestone and other decorative stone are durable materials that will last a lifetime. However, if not installed correctly or properly cared for problems may result that will shorten its life. THE FOLLOWING ARE THE MOST COMMON PROBLEMS THAT MAY OCCUR 1. Loss of shine The loss of the high polish on certain marble and granite can be attributed to wear. This is especially true of marble, since it is much softer then granite. When shoes track in dirt and sand, the bottoms of the shoes can act like sandpaper on a stone floor surface and over time will wear the polish off. A stone restoration professional can restore the polish. 2. Etching The dull, whitish spot created when liquids containing acids are spilled on marble is called etching. Marble and limestone etch very easily. Granite is very acid-resistant and will rarely etch. To prevent etching, avoid using cleaners and chemicals that contain acids. Light etching can be removed with a little marble polishing powder. Deep etching or large areas will require the services of a restoration professional. 3. Stains Some stone surfaces can become stained easily if they are not properly sealed. Many foods, drinks, ink, oil and rust can cause stains. Most stains on stone can...
How to Clean Stone Tile Floors

How to Clean Stone Tile Floors

Stone floors are beautiful and they are a good investment. As with any floors they need a regular maintenance. Sweeping stone tile floors with a dust mop or broom will remove dust and dirt as well as sand and other abrasive materials. If you use a vacuum cleaner be sure to remove the beater bar as it may scratch the stone tile. In order to protect your stone tile floors you might want to use mats and rugs in high traffic areas to trap any dirt, grit and sand that may scratch it as well as use protection cape on your furniture legs. Sealing may be helpful in protecting stone tile floors from staining. Cleaning Tips Do not use acid containing cleaners as well as vinegar. The bathroom, grout and tile cleaners can contain acid so use only special soap for stone. Avoid any abrasive cleaners. Take a clean mop and add a bit of soap to the bucket of water. Do not use too much soap as it will leave streaks on the stone tile. The mop should be damp without any excess of water. Since stone is porous the water, oil and other liquids can soak in and cause stains, so wipe any spills and dry mop your stone floors after each mopping....
Flagstone Paving

Flagstone Paving

Flagstone when used on floors, patios, walkways and foyers always  looks exceptional. Blue Pennant patterned stone has a formal, yet rustic appearance, which is great for creating that special touch. Gwrhyd Pennant  fine grained riven sandstone varies from light blue/grey through to brown/rust colors.  Gwrhyd Pennant stone is quarried  from the Rhondda Beds of the Pennant series of Carboniferous Sandstones. Riven paving has a naturally rough surface because it is hand split, or ‘riven’, from large flagstone paving slabs. The blocks are formed in sedimentary layers called strata or beds which allows the stone to be split with hand tools. For stone sales please visit our quarried stone products page. For information about Flagstones please check out Flagstone Information page.   Gwrhyd Blue Pennant  Stonework  building work covering Neath ,Swansea, Port Talbot, Bridgend,Cardiff, Carmarthen, Merthyr Tydfil. National Delivery of Gwrhyd Blue Pennant Stone Products at trade...
Random Welsh Blue Pennant Walls

Random Welsh Blue Pennant Walls

Welsh blue pennant is a natural sandstone produced locally to the South Wales valleys. It  has various colour shades,greys,browns,& greens. Supplied dressed or random, it is ideal for all new builds, renovation work,garden walls and many landscaping features. Fine grained cropped pennant sandstone. Predominantly blue grey in colour with some brown tones from the Rhondda Beds of the Pennant series of Carboniferous Sandstones. Building Services for Neath, Swansea and Surrounding Areas. Plastering, Stone Work, Self Build, Roofing, Construction and...

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