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Front Steps, Plinth/Railings & Hard Landscaping Stonemasonry Projects

Please find below some examples of Oliver Gill's front steps, plinth/railings & hard landscaping stonemasonry work.
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Sawn Six Sided York or Portland Stone Steps

A little less costly than bull nose steps, S6S gives clean lines and plenty of style. Would you asphalt when you can have timeless stone? Below you will find some examples. For more details, please click on any of the images.

Sawn Six Sided Steps Sawn Six Sided Steps
Sawn Six Sided Steps Sawn Six Sided Steps

Lower Ground Floor Steps

Basement access can be opened up and steps either built with a new block formwork or with metal frames that can then be clad. Below you will find some examples. For more details, please click on any of the images.

Lower Ground Floor Steps Lower Ground Floor Steps
Lower Ground Floor Steps Lower Ground Floor Steps

Replacing Steps With No Structural Support Beneath

2016 was the year of 'hollow' steps. No other year has seen so many complete step replacements that offered up voids beneath the old steps. Below you will find two examples. For a detailed description of them, please click on any of the images. Photos show before, during and after rebuild.

Hollow Steps Before Rebuild Hollow Steps During Rebuild Hollow Steps After Rebuild

Hollow Steps Before Rebuild Hollow Steps After Rebuild

Portland Stone Solid Block Steps Rebuild in Kensington

These steps had become worn and tired, but have responded well to a complete rebuild. For a detailed description of this project, please click on any of the images. Photos show before and after rebuild.

Portland Stone Solid Block Steps Before Rebuild
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Bullnose York Stone Steps

Three typical examples of this simple improvement to houses in South West London. All in Bullnose York stone.

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Unusual York Stone Steps Rebuild in North Islington

These steps were close to collapse, but have responded well to complete replacement. For a detailed description of this project, please click on any of the images. Photos show before and after rebuild, as well as one year after rebuild.

Unusual York Stone Steps Before Rebuild
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Unusual York Stone Steps One Year After Rebuild Unusual York Stone Steps One Year After Rebuild

Typical Basement Steps Rebuild in Highgate Village

By keeping some of the old structure, this York stone refit with bull nose front and side brightens and makes safe any basement. For a detailed description of this project, please click on any of the images. Photos show before and after rebuild.

Typical Basement Steps Before Rebuild Typical Basement Steps After Rebuild
Typical Basement Steps After Rebuild

Terraced House Front Steps Rebuild

Very typical set replacement York stone bull nose steps with top platform and bottom landing. For a detailed description of this project, please click on any of the images.

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York Stone Steps & Paths Rebuild

York stone steps to replace old worn out with the addition of approach paths for a safe and unified house front door area. For a detailed description of this project, please click on the image.

York Stone Steps and Paths Rebuild

York Stone Basement Steps Rebuild in Notting Hill

An example of basement steps that required a new lease of life with sawn square treads and risers in light buff York stone. The old construction framework of the structure is used to build a safe and pleasing new set of steps. The old metalwork is also retained.

York Stone Basement Steps Rebuild

Portland Stone Steps Rebuild in Pimlico

Three front steps had worn badly due to poorly sourced stone and grit salt degradation. New like for like steps and a honed finish to the platform puts things right.

Portland Stone Steps Rebuild

York Stone Stair Rebuild in Notting Hill

A York stone stair had rotted and holes were appearing in the treads. This posed a significant hazard for people using the steps both for access and bin disposal/collection. A new stair was constructed using the modified old steps as formwork and the provision of new sawn smooth York stone. The new steps are attractive, very strong and above all safe to walk up and down. Photos show before and after rebuild.

York Stone Stair Before Rebuild York Stone Stair After Rebuild
York Stone Stair After Rebuild

Yorkstone Basement Steps Restoration

Restoration of dilapidated Yorkstone basement steps in a listed building in Harrington Square, London NW1. Photos show before and after restoration.

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Sandstone Steps in North Kensington

Replacement of rough concrete steps in North Kensington with Derbyshire bull nose sandstone steps & risers, wall copings and railing plinth and stepping stone front path.

Sandstone Steps and Risers Wall Copings, Railing Plinth and Stepping Stone Front Path

Front Steps

Here a straightforward modest set of steps in Portland Stone. Stain-Stop Products are available to keep a year-round sparkle.

Front Steps

Formal Front Steps of Terraced House

Alone or with Parking Bay, Sandstone or Limestone steps improve the Look and Value of a property. In most instances on older properties a new set is essential for safe access, and when required making the understep area watertight. Added improvements also shown here are stone side panels.

Formal Front Steps of Terraced House

Yorkstone Steps

No-Nonsense Upgrade from subsiding asphalt to solid stone with Wateproof Membrane under. Side Panels as Standard. Railings Re-Installation.

Yorkstone Steps, Solid Stone with Waterproof Membrane

Small London Park Plinth

Portland Stone plinth required numerous 'plant in' (stone solid) and 'plastic' (stone render) repairs. The damage was caused when original railings were removed during wartime, not to be turned into tanks but to remind people of the peril across the Channel!.

Portland Stone Plinth, Stone Solid and Stone Render Repairs

Off-Road Parking

Off-road parking in central London can still look good and increase value with reclaimed solid Yorkstone paving (60mm+) and Derbyshire Sandstone railing plinths.

Off-Road Parking

London Garden

Project involved precast ballustrading repair & yorkstone paving.

London Garden, Precast Ballustrading Repair and Yorkstone Paving

St Scholastica's RC Church, Hackney, London

Work carried out: Sawn 6 sides Portland stone steps & limestone platform.

Portland Limestone Steps and Top Landing, St Scholastica's RC Church Portland Stone Steps and Limestone Platform, St Scholastica's RC Church

Oliver Gill (Stonemason)
107c Blenheim Crescent, Kensington, London, W11 2EQ, England
Tel: 0207 2217674 Mobile: 07826 655787 Email:

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