Welcome to Richard Ives Architectural & Decorative stone work.

Cornwall's leading stonemason with over 20 years experience in all aspects of our craft.

We are a small team of dedicated master craftsmen based in Cornwall specialising in all types of bespoke stonework, using locally sourced materials where possible, as we have the finest granite in the world. We use materials that are of high quality to achieve a look thats perfectly in keeping with the original style of building and surroundings. Over the years I have worked on numerous prestigious buildings in Cornwall and take great pride in all projects. Our attention to detail is one to be desired as we hand dress every stone and are capable of making quoins on site.

We also undertake landscaping which will complement your home and its setting, we will work with your designs and ideas to create your garden however large or small your dream, reflecting your own tastes and desires.


"To whom it may concern Richard Ives has worked for me over a period of five years. I can trust him with all aspects of stone work, cavity work, organising of quoins, lintels and stone and dealing with suppliers. He works well as part of a team as well as on his own. I have found his stone masonry exceptional."

- Charlie Hunt Marconi Builders Ltd

"I was recommended by a friend to contact Richard by an elderly Cornish Stonemason, with regard to a property I was thinking of purchasing and renovating. The reason for the recommendation was and I quote “That man knows what a Cornish stone wall should look like, not crazy paving on its end” ..."

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- J A Lee

"Since moving into our new built house in December 2004, we have employed Richard’s services on all our hard landscaping projects, including the construction of stone retaining walls up to 2.5 metres in height, with an arched doorway through, and an impressive driveway entrance, also a traditional greenhouse, patios and seating areas, as well as the construction of a sizeable pond, with a bridge over a tributary leat running through it ..."

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- Richard Bray