The art of stone masonry is many hundreds of years old, with many wonderful pieces being made by skilled stone masons from many different eras.
But, in the twenty-first is stone masonry an actual qualified trade? Or is it a skill of times past? We took a look at whether you can become qualified in stone masonry and what kind of work you'd do. If you'd like to know more about the work that our stonemasons can complete for you, give MMS Memorials a call on 07 3265 5433 and we can discuss your requirements.
Stonemasons work with stone to create different objects for varying needs. From kitchen benchtops to floor tiles to statues and lots more, a stonemason uses both large and small tools to cut and polish materials and create intricate detailing and carvings.
A stonemason does many many things, including:
And this is just the beginning! A stonemason does do much more - some stonemasons specialise in a particular area, whereas others work broadly within the industry.
Yes! There are 3 kinds of stonemason:
A stonemason generally doesn't fit within one 'category' and, depending on their skillset, transfers between stonemason types depending on the circumstances.
Yes! The qualifications to become a stonemason depend on where you are located in Australia, however, you generally have to go to TAFE, a trade college or complete an apprenticeship in stone masonry. If you are in Queensland, the QBCC website will have all the information you need on how to become a stonemason.
If you would like to know more about what MMS Memorials can offer you when it comes to stone masonry, give us a call on 07 3265 5433 and we would be more than happy to discuss our stone masonry services.