Cadboro Bay

Stone Archway Installation

February 2021

Our client wanted a rustic archway to look as though it has always been there and to resemble an English medieval ruin. We hand-worked blocks of local Gabriola sandstone to create the texture and shape of the intrados and matched the existing walls with site material to form the extrados. The ability to carve stone like this and more technical shapes is skillset we are proud of.

Interesting Fact

Quarried since 1890, the Gulf Island Sandstone history is closely linked to the gold rush. The origins of quarrying for sandstone on Gabriola

We wanted a stone arch that would complement the architectural style of our century old house... English Manor with elements of Gothic Revival. The Heritage Masonry intrados design was far superior to other proposals we had evaluated, and the execution was brilliant. Their stone masons are highly skilled and managed to blend in the new stonework with the existing walls such that the arch looks like it is original to the house.

David - Victoria, BC