Stonemasonry details were produced by Stewart Design for all the external and internal Stanleys cotswold stonework for this private residence. The striking central feature of which is the elliptical cantilevered staircase to the hall.
Peter Yiangou - Peter Yiangou Associates
"We have worked closely with Stewart Design on two projects to date, the most recent of which, a new build country house, where we initiated their involvement at a very early stage to facilitate the stonework details prior to the stonework going out to tender, with the following advantages; Stewart Design provided a comprehensive set of working drawings, eliminating queries over details and allowing us to obtain accurate prices for the finished work.
The stonework design being produced early has been more efficient on overall programme time when the stonework element is let, as the project will not have to be drawn by the stonemasonry contractor. The contractor is able to start production of the stone when required, knowing that full manufacturing information is already clear.
The stone contractors have been able to price with confidence, knowing that details have been finalised, therefore reducing the claims for extras due to changes in detail.
Time can be saved in the long tern as details finalised earlier in the design process improve integration of details into the overall design. Improved interfaces between stone details and other technical details mean savings can be made from reduced knock-on effects of delay and disruption due to unforeseen detail design problems at a later stage, or when the project is on site. We have found our assoication with Stewart Design most advantageous, and would recommend their early involvement as an important element of any stone project."