Alastair Stelling lives near Grewelthorpe, Ripon, North Yorkshire and specializes in stone building work including -

Barn Conversions Barn Conversions Extensions Extensions House modifications House Modifications Repair Work Repair Work Re-pointing Re-pointing
Walls Walls New Homes New Homes Drives Drives Patios Patios Floors Floors
Barn conversion before photo Barn conversion after photo



This is a barn which Alastair has converted. The walls nearest the camera, up to the patio doors, are original and simply re-pointed as they were in good condition. The rest was in a bad state of repair so was knocked down and rebuilt as a new build with cavity walls. The whole barn was raised in height to give room for two bedrooms, a house bathroom and an en-suite upstairs. See more information and pictures of this barn conversion

Garage conversions

Garage Conversions

This is a garage conversion into an extra bathroom. We raised the lintel height and built a stone pillar to accommodate some patio doors which is shown in this photo. We then built up the floor height inside and plastered it out.
Patio construction

Patio Construction

This was the only untidy corner of a very well kept, large garden. The customer requested that we tidy it up and pave it for less maintenance. As the garden is on a steep incline we dug off the earth on three levels, built small retaining walls at the step of each one and paved over each level in crazy paving. To finish off, we installed some planters made from oak sleepers.
Re-pointing work example


This is an example of one of several re-pointing projects undertaken. Most of the external stone work was re-pointed to stop deterioration of the structure and to resist the weather. The roof line was untidy so the first row of tiles were removed and two rows of bricks laid and capped with coping. This not only made the building more attractive, but more weather proof.