Brown & Ralph

Building Restoration and Stonemasonry

01954 262600

Elstow - stone replacement and lime mortar pointing St Peters Church - internal reordering stonework and carpentry The Folly - Conservation Project Gonville & Caius College - Stone restoration and reroofing Trinity College Chapel Floor - under floor heating scheme and marble conservation

Brown & Ralph Ltd

Brown and Ralph Limited is a building restoration and stonemasonry contractor specialising in working on historic and listed building structures across the country from our base just outside Cambridge.

The company was set up by former Directors of Rattee and Kett, Andrew Brown and Stephen Ralph who between them have worked on some of the country’s finest buildings, winning numerous awards for delivering quality projects to delighted clients along the way. Whilst we primarily act as a Principal Contractor, with 70 years combined experience in this specialist sector, we have the technical expertise to assist in all aspects of a project from the early stages of design onwards.  

We have a team of expert traditional craftspeople including stonemasons, carpenters, bricklayers, conservators and stone cleaners. Between them they have vast experience of working with traditional materials on buildings ranging from Scheduled Monuments to Cambridge Colleges, as well as the odd quirky folly.

Communication is of key importance to Brown and Ralph. We therefore aim to create close working relationships with our clients to ensure the success of their projects. Clients who work with us soon come to appreciate our attention to detail, attentive personal service and cost effective approach.


Stonemasonry Stonemasonry

We are able to carry out all of your stonemasonry needs with our team of skilled stonemasons and technical back up provided by the management team.

Carpentry Carpentry

Our time served carpenters carry out repairs to existing historic joinery using traditional methods, as well as fitting new bespoke joinery. We specialise in the repair and conservation of Listed timber frame structures and homes.

Brickwork & Flintwork Brickwork & Flintwork

Our team of skilled bricklayers are able to carry out repairs using traditional methods with lime based mortars including tuck pointing,Flintwork, rubbed and gauged brickwork.

Cleaning Cleaning

We can carry out cleaning and restoring using a number of conservation based processes from chemical poultice through to super heated steam.

Stone Carving Stone Carving

Brown & Ralph offer a full stone carving service from design through to site installation.