total stone restoration and renovation

 

 

 

 

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 feel.

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 craftsman.

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 will 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.

 

We wish to dedicate all our endeavours to Luke Somerfield, David's 14 year old son who died tragically on the 6th June 2012.

 

HERITAGE 2000
Crug-las, Bethlehem, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, SA19 9DT, South Wales
Telephone / Fax: 01558 822000   Mobile: 07836 579095
 Email: heritage.2000@live.co.uk
VAT Reg no: 485201749