It was a priority from the outset that a traditional approach was needed when it came to the stonemasonry, ensuring the building remained in keeping and loyal to its historic legacy. This dove tailed perfectly with Matt’s approach to his craft, ensuring ‘new’ met ‘old’ seamlessly.
One of the key elements embraced by Matt was the need to ‘dress’ each and every piece of granite individually. This consists of knocking off lumps and bumps so it sits neatly with those around it, a painstaking process that requires skill and patience. It was processes like this – coupled with Matts sheer in depth knowledge of his craft that helped create such a successful final result that rightly caught the attention of TV production teams and industry bodies alike.