Template Making

Template making is the science of making patterns, or templates, to which a stone is to be cut to fill a certain place in an arch or other complicated piece of stonework. In practice, the mason makes a drawing of the intended stonework, showing where the joints in the face are to be located and the stone mason then details each block and cuts it to fit exactly with the others. It is therefore important for the template-maker to be familiar with the different finishes to which stone is dressed. David has many years of experience in designing and creating templates for complex stonework builds and repairs and his work has received many commendations. This is a precision process and must be carried out by experienced masons to ensure a harmonious look and fit.