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Stonewerx Ltd - Stonemasonry Specialists

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 specializes in all types/forms of natural stone and stonework and has a total of 25 years 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 is experienced with imported marble and granite memorial headstones, cutting and polishing stone bench counter tops, feature fireplaces and entertainment areas and also has experience in laying tiles, refactory bricks and slate roofing. 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 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 iron workers of the 1800's. Slate roofing, stone pavements and curbstones are common and are still used today. 

Right is castle 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. 

Left is a picture of a reconstituted Welsh Blue Pennant stone restoration landscape project he was involved with when he was an apprentice over 20+ years ago. 

Job Testimonials
John Lawrenson   -   Furnace Bar & Restaurant Victoria St,  Hamilton.
Mike's workmanship played an integral part in making Furnace into one of the most recognisable restaurants in the Waikato. We get numerous comments every week regarding our central Otago schist.
Mike impressed from the outset with his commitment to quality and ongoing safety.  As a result, the stone at Furnace not only looks amazing but has also been expertly reinforced to ensure longevity.  Furnace was completed on very tight timeframes which Stonewerx achieved while still producing a top quality product.  Since completing Furnace Stonewerx has returned to install a second fireplace which they managed to complete with almost no disruption to the business over a few mornings and evenings.  It looks fantastic.  
I would have no hesitation in recommending Mike or Stonewerx ltd to anyone and in my future projects I would not use anyone else.

Calum Jamieson  -  The Woodbox Restaurant & Bar and Mystery Creek Wines, Hamilton.
We have now used Stonewerx for four separate jobs now, following our first major job at our restaurant we were more than happy to use them again for both the amazing effect, workmanship and cost.  We have since used them again and again for all the same reasons. I would recommend Stonewerx and exclusively Stonewerx for any job big or small, Not only has the workmanship been outstanding.  In each instance they have all brought their own ideas, experience and thoughts on value-for-money to the job, unheard of!
Our thanks to you guys and we look forward to more work in the future.