Cotswold Hill Stone & Masonry Limited was first set up back in 2007 and is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this year. Founded by Don Cook and Tim Beetson, the quarrying company’s Head Office is based in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. They operate two separate quarrying sites, Cotswold Hill Quarry, in Ford, Cheltenham and Birch Hill Quarry, near Coleford in the Forest of Dean.
From these sites, they produce Cotswold limestone, Forest Pennant sandstone, they also stock Bath, Iron and Lias stone that can be used for a range of purposes. Clients seeking stone for either construction or ornamental use will find their needs met by Cotswold Hill who provide a tailor made and a comprehensive service, supplying building stone and masonry, with a wealth of knowledge and expertise.
Their Guiting form of limestone extracted at the Cotswold Hill Quarry is sought after by numerous different client sectors. In fact, their stone can be found in use throughout the world, whether that be people’s homes, shopping centres or even Palaces. Their superior stone has been used for example in the renovation and conservation of Alexandra Palace, London, Magdalen Bridge, Oxford, Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, Hampton Court Palace, Richmond upon Thames and even the Houses of Parliament. Cotswold Hill also recently provided the building stone for three well known new supermarkets and regularly exports around the world.
Cotswold Hill Stone & Masonry Limited’s high-quality limestone features a fine texture in a pleasing creamy white or honey coloured appearance which is regularly used to produce or repair architectural features such as mullion windows and door surrounds. Cotswold Hill also design and sell fireplaces, either through dedicated distributors or directly to their clients. They boast a team of skilled stonemasons who work closely alongside their clients to bring ideas to life. Regardless of whether the project is large or small, near or far, Cotswold Hill’s stonemasons bring all their experience and talent, providing expert guidance on every aspect of the construction.
The Pennant sandstone from Birch Hill Quarry is an alluring blue and grey colour that is becoming increasingly popular among those seeking a more modern aesthetic. It can be used in all manner of applications, including construction, landscaping, revetment work and civil engineering. One of its most frequent uses is for the restoration or replacement of Regency building features such as steps and memorials. Birch Hill also produces an attractive cropped building and walling stone which is favoured by architects and planners.
Sometimes the stone can have a green hue, or even a shock of red within it which provides a more dynamic and contrasting appearance. It is used in a wide variety of applications, including walling, rockeries, house building, architectural masonry, internal flooring, external paving, or for decorative features such as benches, pillars, headstones and fountains.
Pennant sandstone is popular with landscape architects as it is highly weather resistant and maintains its striking colours and appearance generation after generation. It makes an eye-catching decorative feature, be it weathered or newly-quarried.
As both the Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean have long been known for their extremely high quality and pure sedimentary stones, Cotswold Hill Stone & Masonry ensure that quarrying is carried out at both sites as ethically as possible, limiting the production of unnecessary waste to protect the beautiful, pristine surroundings of the countryside. Cotswold Hill and their products can also be found at different trade shows throughout the year, they recently supplied sawn paving, rockery and monolith stone for the winning landscape exhibit at last year’s Malvern Spring Show.
With a decade worth of rich experience, it’s easy to see why so many private and commercial clients across a multitude of industries seek out their stellar services.
If you would like to get into contact with them or wish to view some of their wide range of stone, then be sure to give Cotswold Hill a call. Additional information on both quarries and their services can be found by visiting their website, which is detailed below.
01386 584 384