With a stonemasons career spanning 48 years, Ken is a great asset to the Robert Neave family. He has worked on some big projects in Bath and also worked for Robert Neave Ltd for over 8 years. From surrounds to gargoyle heads, Ken really has some fantastic skills and knowledge. Every now and again he finds time to carve some spectacular sculptures and loves to use his artistic eye to create beautiful work for us.
We custom craft your chosen stone surround design to fit your requirements, meaning no two surrounds will be the same. Ken hand works the stone, ensuring all the elegance and beauty is captured with finesse and skill. With so many designs to choose from, different stone from local quarrys to pick between, we'll be there to offer our expert advice and knowledge on the best options for you to fall in love with.
Working the stone by hand allows Ken to really pick out detail and create that dream surround for you and your home. This brings them to life and really gives them presence in any room, something you can only get from stone worked by hand.
Where there's a fireplace, there's a hearth. We custom fit each hearth specifically for your fireplace to give you peace of mind with regards to safety and regulation. Mostly from slate, we can cut them down on site, or have them precut by Ken back at his workshop.
When we say we are hands on, we really mean it. There is nothing that we cannot do. When we install surrounds, hearths and stoves, we pride ourselves on overcoming obstacles. This is helped greatly by Ray being able to turn his hands to almost anything, here he is working some stone to replicate the rugby chap.
He really has character and charm, all carefully worked by Ray.
If you are looking for something a little unusual then your in luck. Maybe it's a ripped down slate chequered hearth or an oversized stone surround your after, maybe it's a set of stone pillars you'd prefer.
As you can see, we've designed, worked and fitted it.
Prefer a stone carving or stone statue, maybe a gargoyle head or a plaque, we will only be too happy to talk with you about your ideas or designs.