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Testimonials

'We appreciated your flexible attitude, your explaining all aspects of the work, and also your keeping the site clean and providing advice to us for future prevention.'

Christ Church, Exmouth
 

'Peartree Conservation love this beautifully crafted stone wall. Here’s to the first of many, Aaron!'

Peartree Conservation
 

'Aaron built a beautiful garden wall with a reclaimed arch in the middle to provide some privacy to a sitting area in my patio. The result is excellent; it looks as if it had been built at the same time of my old stone Victorian cottage.

 

From choosing the stones to the detailed execution, he has shown to be not only very skilled and knowledgeable, but punctual and courteous; he finished the work within schedule and very importantly, he listened attentively before and during the work and made pertinent and very useful suggestions, thus making it possible to achieve a stunning outcome. Exactly what I wanted.

 

He also showed interest in other stone projects needed in my house i.e. restoring the stone window frames etc. and I had no hesitation to give him the contract for these. It can be daunting to embark in this type of projects, particularly when making a significant investment; his fees also were very reasonable. He put my mind at rest and I am grateful. I would definitely recommend him as a stonemason.'

 

Private Client, Exeter

'Aaron completed raking out and repointing stonework on original internal walls in my 200 year old house to a very reasonable quoted price. I was really pleased with Aaron’s excellent attention to detail, quality, finish, and professionalism throughout the work.

 

Aaron was punctual and polite at all times, and always left my property tidy even after very dusty days!  Aaron was patient with my sometimes changes to plans, he used his extensive knowledge in his trade and of period properties to communicate clearly what was and wasn’t possible sometimes suggested ideas I hadn’t thought about, again giving accurate quotes for any additional works.

 

Aaron showed excellent attention to detail throughout, I would highly recommend Aaron and would not hesitate to call on him again for similar works.'

 

Mrs A., Plymouth

'An excellent job undertaken and finished on this wall. The quality of Aaron's work is outstanding; a gifted young stonemason who has an excellent work ethic. We wouldn't hesitate to highly recommend him.'

 

 Private Client, Crimchard

'Aaron produced great work, with attention to detail and real commitment to his craft. I would strongly recommend him.'

 

 Private Client, South Brent

'Despite a challenging job location, the work was completed within the time frame planned and the work was exemplary.

 

The repairs are barely distinguishable from the other sections of wall, and all signs of cracks and bows in the structure have been dealt with. Aaron is highly educated in the choices of materials required for the specific job, so the repair will last.'

 

Wild Planet Trust

'We are very pleased with the final result, it looks really good, so thank you for your professional approach to the work and your diligence in carrying it out. Your knowledge and willingness to offer suggestions all helped to bring the work to a successful conclusion. Best wishes for your future work schedule; keep busy.'

 

Private Client, Chard

'A first-class stonemason, a first-class business. We employed Aaron to rebuild a long ham stone wall in our driveway, along with other necessary remedial work. The workmanship was superb, fulfilling our requirements. He sourced all necessary supplies and skips and worked every day until complete. The site was left clean and tidy, and nothing was too much trouble. His quote was competitive and came in on target.

 

​We were so impressed, we employed him further to rebuild two crumbling sets of crescent, cascading stairways in the garden. Again, wonderful, skilful work. Certainly, we will employ Aaron to complete further planned jobs and would strongly recommend his business to anyone.'

 

Private Client at Oakhayes, Crewkerne

'Aaron Lumsdon is a brilliant Stonemason and he built my dry stone wall to perfection! He also has reliable time keeping, and leaves the site spotless upon departure. His pricing is very competitive. I can thoroughly recommend him.'

 

Private Client, Staddiscombe Road, Plymouth

'Aaron re-pointed a 12m length of traditional wall with lime mortar in my garden.  He was happy to answer any questions that I had about the job.  His work was skilful and conscientious and completed in a timely manner.

 

Aaron is fastidious and friendly and easy to have around and it is also very easy to leave him to it without worrying. I would definitely consider him for future stonemason work and can happily recommend him.'

 

Private Client, Ashburton

'We used Torbay Stone Conservation as part of a renovation project in 2023.  The job included repointing, underpinning, replacing window lintels and replacing rotten wood from underneath a large internal beam.  

 

Aaron and his team were with us for a number of months and were always hard-working and professional. Aaron is obviously passionate and knowledgeable about stonemasonry. He is very conscientious about doing a good job and following all health and safety procedures, which is vital when undertaking structural work.  

 

We always knew where we were with the project in terms of budget and timescales and the site was always left clean and tidy. We are delighted with the final results and would thoroughly recommend Torbay Stone Conservation.'

 

The Round House, Devon

'Aaron and Freddy from Torbay Stone and Conservation did a fantastic job repositioning our heavy stone pillar (which had shifted after a tree fell into it).

 

We are in a conservation area so it was important that the pillar was put back to its original state. Aaron is extremely knowledgeable about heritage stonework and his work has, in our view, been of an outstanding quality. He used a lime mortar and made sure it hardened correctly during the cold and wet weather (the pillars have been covered and rechecked and washed weekly).

 

I have no hesitation in recommending this company for your stonework particularly if heritage work is required.'

 

Keyberry Road, Newton Abbot

'Torbay Stone and Conversation did great work here.

 

A very old fireplace had been scorched very badly leaving tar and soot embedded on the stone and mortar. Aaron had safety as his first priority for myself and his surroundings. He then worked to schedule and cleaned the fireplace stone completely. I would highly recommend his work.'

 

Private Client, Stapledon Lane, Ashburton

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