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“If you would like a practical job where you need a high level of attention to detail, you could be well suited to this work.”


As a stonemason you would use your skills to carve blocks of stone, or lay and fit stonework into place on construction projects. To be good at this, you will need to be good with numbers and be able to follow architectural plans.

There are two main types of stonemason a banker mason in a workshop, or a fixer mason on site.

As a banker mason you would follow design instructions to carve and shape stone, and give it a textured or polished finish (known as dressing), using hand and power tools.

As a fixer, you would build stone walls or fit cladding, using mortar and specialist fixings; you might also repair damaged stonework.

Many employers would expect you to have some experience on a construction site or a related diploma. You may be able to get into this job through an Apprenticeship scheme.

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