Stonemasons have a long history in Britain and the world. There have been stonemasons in Dorset for hundreds of years. In fact, archaeologists believe that stonemasonry was one of the oldest trades in human history. From early human history, stonemasons have cut and shaped stone for use in buildings and monuments.
In the ancient world, stonemasons were used to build some of the most impressive, long lasting building in human history. You might think about the pyramids of the Egyptians, the great Greek temples and the enormous Roman Colosseum, to name a few examples. The fact that these buildings are still standing, thousands of years later, shows the quality of the stone they used as well as the skill of the stonemasons.
In Britain and Dorset, stonemasons played a less crucial role until the Medieval period. Although there were some stone buildings in early British history, most people lived in buildings made of wood and turf. Even forts and defences were made of wood and turf, rather than stone. In the Middle Ages, stonemasons became more important. The Normans brought European castle building to Britain and spread new types of stone churches with more complex stonework than the native Saxons were used to. After the Crusades, returning soldiers brought with them more complex ideas for castle design from the Middle East, and stonemasons became even more important.
When it comes to the great medieval projects carried out by stonemasons, Dorset has several examples. Consider Corfe Castle, which has castle walls and the remains of a keep, parts of which were built one thousand years ago! In the sixteenth century, a little after the Middle Ages, Portland Castle and Sherborne Castle also show evidence of the work of long-gone stonemasons. It is amazing to see these buildings and know that they were created by the skills of the stonemasons Dorset had available, using traditional methods and hand tools.
In modern Britain, Simali Stone Ltd are keeping alive the tradition and legacy of the stonemasons Dorset has had for centuries. However, they use modern as well as traditional methods to produce stonework that is ready for homes in Dorset and further afield.
As the best stonemasons Dorset has to offer, Simali Stone Ltd offer a wide range of different services. They can help you from your first visit to the showroom, where they will help you pick the right stone and designs for your project. They will then source the best quality stone to match your requirements, before delivering it and providing a high quality installation service.
As the leading choice of stonemasons Dorset customers can rely on, Simali Stone can supply a wide range of stones. Whether you want limestone, marble, granite, travertine, or something completely different, they can source the best quality options at competitive prices. For more information, including all enquiries about the best stonemasons Dorset has to offer and to find about the wide range of services on offer, contact the team today using the link on the website or by visiting the store.