About our company

Who we are

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

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.


The company was set up by former Directors of Rattee Workman restoring chimneys on Jesus College Cambridgeand 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.

Principles of Our Work

Workman cleaning stoneworkCommunication 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.

Case Studies

Some of our completed projects


What we do and what we are good at.

Brown and Ralph Ltd specialise in comprehensive building restoration services in Cambridge and the surrounding areas. With our expert team of craftspeople, we restore and preserve historic and listed buildings, ensuring their longevity and architectural integrity.

Brown and Ralph Ltd proudly stand among the leading historic builders in Cambridge. With our deep appreciation for the region’s architectural heritage, we bring unparalleled expertise to every restoration and construction project. From historic landmarks to Cambridge Colleges, our team has a proven track record of delivering exceptional craftsmanship and attention to detail.

Transform your home in Cambridge with our comprehensive domestic refurbishment services. Whether you’re looking to update a single room add an extension or renovate your entire property, our experienced team provides expert guidance, high-quality workmanship, and attention to detail to bring your vision to life.

At Brown and Ralph Ltd, our skilled stonemasons in Cambridge are dedicated to preserving the region’s architectural heritage. With meticulous craftsmanship and a deep understanding of traditional stonemasonry techniques, we offer a wide range of services, including repairs, carving, and bespoke stonework.

Restore the beauty and grandeur of historic beams with our specialised beam cleaning services in Cambridge. Using advanced techniques and conservation-based processes, our skilled team removes dirt, grime, and age-related discolouration, revealing the original splendour of the woodwork. Trust us to revitalise and preserve the beams in your Cambridge property.

Enhance the aesthetic appeal and structural integrity of your Cambridge property with our professional brickwork services. Our experienced team excels in brick repairs, repointing, and new brickwork construction. With attention to detail and a commitment to quality, we deliver exceptional results that blend seamlessly with the existing architecture.

Technical expertise to assist in all aspects of building restoration

Building restoration and stonemasonry contractor specialising in working on historic and listed building structures.


What we have been up to lately

Shattered Glass Awards by Cantifix Ltd icons-drill


Newly refurbished office and yard at Northfield Farm in Lode, near Cambridge. icons-drill

On The Move!

Brown and Ralph Achieve Impressive Second Place at Stone Federation's Golf Day in Surrey icons-drill

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