Chesney’s offers a service for the design and manufacture of architectural stone and marble work and has successfully completed a wide variety of projects of significant scale and challenging complexity.
The technical skills that Chesney’s has acquired over the past 25 years in developing its unique range of hand carved fireplaces have also enabled it to undertake a wide variety of architectural projects that require execution of the most challenging stone work.
Chesney's ability to manage the stonework element of a project is not limited to technical expertise in the fields of masonry and carving but also includes the key elements of design, material selection and procurement, services which are all delivered through a single point of responsibility.
In addition to offering all the elements of stone work required for external residential projects, Chesney's can boast a diverse portfolio of interior commissions ranging from the supply of a finely carved collection of ecclesiastical objects for a Cathedral in California to the design and manufacture of a series of cantilevered stone staircases.
The unique skill set and experience that Chesney's offers is nowhere better seen than in its acknowledged expertise in the architectural art form of the cantilevered staircase. Inspired by Palladio's designs in Italy in the 16th century and introduced to English architecture by Inigo Jones, the cantilevered staircase was widely used for over 200 years but during the past century has rarely been seen in new buildings. Using the cantilevered form of staircase allows the opportunity to transform a functional item into a graceful and visually stunning feature that is central to the heart of a building.
Case Study - Hampshire, UK
Case Study - Rhode Island, USA
Case Study - Cathedral of the Sacred Blessed, USA
Case Study- Chelsea Roof Terrace, London SW3
Case Study - East Lothian, Scotland