Stonemasons in Granite, Marble, Stone and Slate

Welcome to Wood for Stone

Founded on six generations of Stone Masons, Andrew J. Wood offer unrivalled craftmanship and technology- from Architectural renovation, exteriors and interiors to bespoke granite kitchen worktops, stone fireplaces, marble bathrooms and memorials, including a wide range of headstone designs.

Wood for Stone stonemasons are open to both public and trade customers, located on the Suffolk Essex border near Manningtree they are perfectly placed for supplying quality granite products to the surrounding areas of Colchester, Clacton and Ipswich as well as further afield locations. Telephone or call into the office to discuss your requirements with them.

A range of stone care products, and products for cleaning marble and granite worktops are available from our workshop or by post, contact us for more information.

About Us

Marble, Granite and Stone were once the domain only of the most wealthy. Today they are available for all.

Founded on six generations of stonemasons, Wood for Stone Stonemasons Ltd offers unrivalled design, materials and quality craftsmanship in the provision of bespoke interior and exterior designs, installations and restorations.

Natural stone has been used for thousands of years enhancing the grandeur and beauty of buildings and Wood for Stone continues this long tradition.

"A Chip Off The Old Block"

Stone has been in the Wood family for generations. As a sixteen year old apprentice, Andrew’s training started under the tutelage of his grandfather Cyril Albert Wood. Cyril Wood, a master mason started his own business in 1922 in Spilsby Lincolnshire.

In turn Cyril's father was stonemason to the Earl of Ancaster, with workshops in Caister, still in operation today under Andrew’s uncle.

Few companies today can boast six generations of continuity. From Cyril, a gentleman of the old school, with strong ‘old fashioned’ values to Andrew Wood today; still embracing these values but with the benefits of modern production facilities in Manningtree Essex.

The Stone

Quality in stonework can only be achieved from that special interdependence of craftsmanship and materials, in which Wood for Stone excels.

Our marble is 545 million years old. It is exquisitely veined and carefully selected from quarries high up in the spectacular Italian Etruscan Apennines. Our granite is even older! The finest of these stones is over 2900 million years old! and comes to us from the exotic regions of India, Brazil and South Africa. The inherent beauty, colour and iridescence of our granite is created by the specific distribution of the quartz and felspar within the stone.

We apply our love and understanding of these materials so that you are assured of nothing but the best.

Quality & Craftsmanship

Knowledge and experience can never be underestimated. Special attention to every detail is what sets Wood for Stone apart. All customers are given confidence to pursue their vision through help and advice at every step, from design to installation.

Each project is as unique and precious as the natural stone itself. On completion, customers are provided with products to maintain the freshness of their materials, and in addition a full after care maintenance service is provided. In addition their Online Store sells everything required to keep your product looking like new.

We are always on call, happy and willing to assist at any time in an advisory capacity.