About Saxum Stonemasons
Saxum Stonemasons is an Uckfield based firm which undertakes work on historic buildings and gardens throughout Sussex and parts of Kent. Our specialist stonemasons undertake workshop and site work with granite and marble, Sussex Sandstone, York Stone, limestone and historic brickwork. We are a small independent business run and directed by craftsman Jamie Wallace.
With years of experience and specialist training in geology (Aberystwyth University BSc) and lime mortar (Weald and Downland Living Museum and The SPAB) you can rely on us for professional advice, high quality craftsmanship and an ardent and friendly approach. In 2021 the team at Saxum were awarded the Best Lime Mortar Firm – Sussex by BUILD Construction and Engineering Awards.
The team specialises in working with lime mortar. All of our stone work is fitted with lime in order to protect the stone by providing a flexible and breathable joint. We also undertake re-pointing work removing old lime mortar and cement and replace this with a suitable hydraulic or non-hydraulic lime. All of our mortar mixes are site specific to ensure our work is long lasting, aesthetically pleasing and suitable for the location. We offer free advice for anyone considering stone repairs or lime mortar re-pointing.
As a small independent stonemasonry company in we are able to offer very reasonable prices and a methodical approach to all of our projects.
Meet the team
Jamie Wallace - Director
Jamie graduated from Aberystwyth in 2008 with a first class honours degree in Environmental Earth Science. He gained further experience with a civil engineering company. Jamie’s studies and engineering experience kindled his enthusiasm for traditional and eco-friendly building materials. His chosen line of study at university developed in him a genuine in-depth interest in the natural world, and in particular the properties of rocks and minerals, and has informed his choice of career.
Saxum was founded in 2009 and Jamie completed seven years of training with Master Mason Chris Pellet. He now completes regular CPD sessions with the SPAB (Society for the Preservation of Ancient Buildings) and the Building Limes Forum, along with training courses at Singleton Open Air Museum.
Jamie undertakes extensive research with lime mortars, and is working towards publishing materials on stone conservation and lime mortar re-pointing. The research comprises practical applications, study of specialist works on the subject and conversations with established experts in the field.
In more recent years Jamie has been privileged to train other members of the team in conservation of brick and stone work, and in use of traditional hot mixed lime mortars. For 2022 he is excited to launch monthly training courses on Lime mortar pointing and repair along with lime plastering and rendering. These will be held at Chalk Down Lime.