HERITAGE 2000 is a successful
stone restoration company that was founded by David Somerfield in 1987.
David is a stonemason, born and educated
in Wales. He trained with, amongst others, Bob Bennett at The Lime Centre, Winchester. Bob is one of the founders
of the movement to re-introduce traditional techniques and materials to the building trade.
David has a passion
for the conservation of Wales' architectural heritage and
a disheartening sadness at the increasing number of potentially restorable buildings that are falling into
decay and ruin.
Before undertaking any work, David will painstakingly investigate the history and construction
of a property and he believes the greatest compliment
you can pay a building is to be faithful to the original style thus maintaining its character and
David has received numerous Environmental, Conservation and Prince of Wales Awards for his work
as well as
being voted runner up Young Businessman of the Year in both Wales and the UK.
In 2009 and again in 2011,
HERITAGE 2000 won Carmarthenshire LABC South
Wales Building Excellence Award.
We also had the rare honour
of having a pair of miner's cottages which we restored from dereliction being listed Grade II upon completion
along with a
Civic award for the same project. David supervises all projects himself working with a small team of dedicated
HERITAGE 2000 has worked
on many projects for The National Trust, Welsh Heritage (CADW) and on ecclesiastical buildings
in England and Wales as well as for Local Authorities. We use, wherever possible, traditional
methods and materials.
Although our work covers a wide range of buildings - from castles to cottages - we have a wide
reputation for the preservation
of vernacular architecture throughout the UK.
Following the initial approach from a prospective client David
personally visit the project to give advice, an assessment of works to be carried out and the costs.
We are undaunted by a state of almost total disrepair.
wish to dedicate all our endeavours to Luke Somerfield, David's 14 year old son who died tragically on the 6th June 2012.