About Us

Stonemason Waikato | Stonemason Hamilton

Stonewerx Ltd based in Waikato, New Zealand are at the forefront of modern stonemasonry construction with a range of satisfied customers both residential and commercial. They deal directly with various New Zealand natural stone quarries and produce top quality stonework using modern equipment coupled with old school techniques.

The Waikato based company is run by Mike Purcell a NZQA level 5 certified stonemason and Licensed building practitioner. Mike also holds a UK qualification from City & Guilds in trowel occupations level 1&2.

He now specialises in all types/forms of natural stone and stonework and has a total of 25+ years of experience in the masonry building industry in both New Zealand and Wales. Mike is skilled with both dry-stack and mortared natural stonework set out and built masonry houses with stone, bricks and blocks structurally.

He has also been involved with restorations to protected listed buildings and is experienced with imported marble and granite memorial headstones, cutting and polishing stone bench countertops, feature fireplaces and entertainment areas. He also has experience in laying tiles, refractory bricks and slate roofing.

How did everything start?

Before settling in New Zealand Mike was a builder subcontractor working in and around Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales.

This historic town is set high up in the Welsh valleys at the foot of the Brecon Beacon National park there are stone houses, churches, monuments and bridges/viaducts, reservoir dam walls and traditional dry stack walls that are hundreds of years old. The use of stone and its heritage is everywhere from the old coal miners cottages to the traditional stone houses that were residence to the ironworkers of the 1800’s. Slate roofing, stone pavements and curbstones are common and are still used today.

Castell Coch translated the Red Castle, also known as the Fairy Tale Castle. It is situated in Tongwynlais, South Wales. It was named due to the red sandstone that was used in its construction. There are over 400 castles and castle sites in Wales.

Welsh Blue Pennant stone restoration landscape project was another project he was involved with when he was an apprentice over 20+ years ago.

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Licensed Building
Practitioner

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Trusted By NZ’s Premium
Construction Companies

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20 Years
Industry Experience

Stonework

Stonewerx Ltd deals directly with various New Zealand natural stone quarries and specialises in all types of natural stone that are both stunning and durable. Take a look at our guide to help you choose the right stone for your space or find out more about our stonework.

Modern Stonemasonry Construction

Outstanding Workmanship and an Amazing Finish