Family and friends can find a great deal of comfort in knowing that they can visit a lasting memorial to a loved one. That’s why it’s important to take time when choosing the right person to craft a quality tribute which will remain a focal point for years to come.
For this reason, we’ve put together a guide for anybody who is looking for stone masons in Birmingham and who wants to make as informed a decision as possible when choosing the right person.
Skills and experience
Stonemasonry is a specialist craft that has been valued across the ages. From the great temples of the ancient world to modern day sculptural pieces, the stone mason is somebody who shapes and moulds some of the most difficult materials known to humankind.
As such, a stone mason needs to be both practical and creative. It helps to have an eye for detail and an ability to cope with what can be a physically demanding occupation.
It isn’t a profession that can be picked up overnight, either. It is highly skilled and requires a great deal of training.
So, for anybody looking for a good stone mason, be aware that experience counts. Ask to see examples of previous work so that you can be absolutely sure of who you will be commissioning. Ask questions about the materials used, how the stone mason came to learn their trade and speak to previous customers if you want honest opinions of the memorial they commissioned.
If you choose Davis Memorials, we are always happy to share our extensive portfolio and answer any questions you may have.
Memorial stone masons in Birmingham
Of course, there are other skills that no college course or a long apprenticeship can ever teach.
Empathy and the ability to listen are vital for those of us who work in memorial stonemasonry.
That is because we meet people when they are at their most vulnerable and we understand that everybody handles grief in different ways.
So, if your stone mason is rushing you into making a choice about a design that you’re not happy with or if they have limited options, this should be a red flag.
Instead, a good stone mason should take the time to truly get to know a client before making carefully considered suggestions if required.
Contact a Birmingham memorial stone mason
If you would like to make an enquiry, you can complete our contact form or call our friendly and experienced team on 01384 566 958.