Each month Prelude Stone brings you more information about stone-related topics in our Stone Files Blog with topics including: Stone Masonry Tools, Wall Plans, How To Guides, Trials and more.

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I’m sure I’m not the only kid to have fallen in love with St Paul’s after hearing for myself the unintended bit of magic that is the whispering gallery – undoubtedly the highlight of any school trip to London’s most iconic building. And if I hadn’t gone on to a career working with stone, that’s where it would probably have […]

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Due to our expanding order book, we are looking for like-minded, professional individuals and companies to work with us on a variety of projects across modern, period and listed buildings featuring stone, brick, stucco and all other related materials. … ARE YOU A MASONRY EXPERT? We’re looking for skilled people to help us with the repair, restoration and replacement of […]

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Blog Chris

Prelude Stone Founder Celebrates 60th Birthday…

The Company’s co-founder, Chris Regan, has just celebrated his 60th year. With the Company now in its 36th year, Chris has spent exactly 60% of his life working on the restoration of the fabric of hundreds of stone, brick and stucco buildings from two-up-two-down terrace houses to some of the country’s most iconic historic buildings. We’re all delighted Chris had […]

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Blog Kai

Welcome to Kai Evans…

We are delighted that Kai Evans has joined our Estimating and Surveying Team to work under our Chief Estimator, Duncan Ansell. Kai joins the family firm having studied engineering and electrical installation and following several years cutting his teeth working on a variety of outdoor landscaping and building projects.

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Prelude Stone is Moving…

We are delighted to announce we have just signed the lease for new offices to accommodate our growing Team. We’re staying in Westerham and should be moving in in spring. The new office has the additional benefit of an integrated Yard so we’ll have everything and everyone under one roof.

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Sir Barnes Wallis and his Headstone…

In his spare time, our Senior Estimator, Duncan Ansell, is a Civilian Instructor with the Royal Air Force Air Cadets (RAFAC). Recently, he undertook a project that combined his professional expertise with his volunteering work with his cadets… Most of us remember Sir Barnes Wallis as the inventor of the dam-busting bouncing bomb but his design and engineering achievements go […]

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My Favourite Buildings…Ribblehead Viaduct, North Yorkshire.

The competition between construction and the countryside is often contentious but sometimes the two come together so harmoniously that you can’t imagine one without the other. Indeed, on these rare occasions the whole really is greater than the sum of its parts. If you’re doubtful, visit the stunning Ribblehead Viaduct in North Yorkshire and you’ll discover that sticking 1.5 million […]

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Crossness Pumping Station

My Favourite Buildings…Crossness Pumping Station, Abbey Wood, London.

The Victorians, blessed with the control of a rich, global economy, housed their world-leading – and world-beating – engineering in buildings of uncompromised architectural brilliance. While today money is rarely spent on adorning buildings that have only been built to perform a commercial or industrial function, the Victorians’ sense of architecture, design and ornament extended across anything and everything they […]

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The Chrysler Building

My Favourite Buildings…The Chrysler Building, NYC.

Tallest building in the world from 1930 to 1931 Still the world’s tallest steel-frame, brick-clad building First man-made structure to stand taller than 1,000 feet Cost: $15 million Sold by Walter Chrysler in the mid 1950s Floors: 77 Floor area: 1,195,000 sq. ft. Elevators: 34 3,826,000 hand-laid bricks 391,881 rivets Voted New York’s favourite tower by 100 architects, builders, critics, […]

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My Favourite Buildings…Westminster Abbey

“The general aspect of this structure is grand in the extreme—perhaps not to be surpassed by any Gothic edifice in the kingdom; whilst in its details it presents a rich field of beautiful variety, almost every period of Gothic architecture being illustrated in one part or other.” Walter Thornbury, ‘Westminster Abbey: The Church Building’ (1878) There are few buildings in […]

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