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J Staley (Stonework) Ltd

J Staley (Stonework) Ltd, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4TG

Trading Address

50 Racecourse Road,
Gallowfields Trading Estate,
North Yorkshire,
DL10 4TG


Tel: 01748 821462
Contact: Email us

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Member details

Joined: 12/10/2010


Staley Stonework were regional winners of the Small Renovation Project category at the FMB Yorkshire & Trent Master Builder Awards 2017. In 2019, they won two Master Builder awards for Large Renovation Project and Heritage project for the Northern Counties. For photos and more information, see Case Studies.

About Us

We are an award-winning firm of builders with over 20 years of experience. Based in Richmond, North Yorkshire, we specialise in construction, restoration, stonework and landscaping and undertake work throughout Yorkshire and the North East. We are a family business, and enjoy working with our clients to turn their dreams and ideas into reality.  

Our work ranges from small building projects and maintenance tasks to extensions, full house renovations  and new builds. We also take on work for commercial clients.  

We have a loyal team of skilled local staff, many of whom are long-term staff members. We also have a range of subcontractors we work with, and can provide a full project management service to ensure your project runs as smoothly as possible. 

Take a look at our case studies, or visit our website at for examples of our recent projects. Or, if you would like to discuss your project, then please don't hesitate to give us a call on 01748 821462.  

Kind regards

Jonny and Helen Staley  

Case Studies


Glazed kitchen extension


The original house is an attractive period cottage with heaps of character. The owners wished to extend their living space to the rear of the property, to create a light-filled modern kitchen extension.

The extension features bifold doors and a zinc roof. The patio and steps were created to ensure the new extension nestled in well.  


Modern addition to period property


This property had been empty for many years when our team started work on it. The original part of the house was carefully restored and opened up, and a large rear extension was built to provide a generous kitchen/dining space with bifold doors looking out onto the garden. Upstairs, four bedrooms and two bathrooms were created.

To the front of the property, the traditional Georgian windows provide a pleasing contrast with the contemporary cedar-clad and glass entrance. 


Period cottage renovation


This pretty cottage sits in the heart of the town. When the current owners acquired the house, they decided to undertake significant work to open up the main entertaining space. Two internal walls were removed and supporting steels inserted to create an open plan sitting/dining area. The stairs were re-modelled and the entrance to the kitchen opened up to create a large, airy and light space. The old flooring was removed and replaced with engineered oak floor and period radiators were fitted.


Tower House- winner of the best Heritage Project at the Northern Counties Master Builder Awards 2019


The tower itself incorporates a garden kitchen, music room, cinema and library. Our joiners made the bespoke library shelves from red oak to the owner's specification. 


Tower House- winner of the best Heritage Project at the Northern Counties Master Builder Awards 2019


The Tower House is a unique period property incorporating a four storey Victorian water tower. Our brief was to connect the tower to the house by building a large single storey extension, which created more space in the kitchen, linked in the tower and also housed the new leisure suite. The design included lots of glass, Glulam and local stone to easily marry together the differing architectural styles. 


Station House- winner of best Large Renovation project at the Northern Counties Master Builder Awards 2019


A new paved seating area was created to allow the kitchen to flow out from the bifold doors seamlessly into the garden. Bespoke bathrooms were designed and fitted throughout the property. 




Station House- winner of best Large Renovation project at the Northern Counties Master Builder Awards 2019


The large and light kitchen diner is the heart of the house.


Station House- winner of best Large Renovation project at the Northern Counties Master Builder Awards 2019


This project involved us taking an unloved former Station Master's house and transforming it into a light-filled luxury three bedroom, three bathroom property. We built a large kitchen extension, using local stone, and matching the existing windows, to ensure it tied into the original building. Externally, the gardens and former train platform were landscaped to make the most of the outdoor space. 


Swale House Renovation - Winner of best Small Renovation Project at the FMB Yorkshire & Trent Master Builder Awards 2017


This project involved the complete renovation of Swale House, which was originally built in the 1750s. The building was little more than a shell when we began, which we transformed into a highly practical home that combines tradition and cutting edge modernity. 

The dwelling is very open plan, with a living room/kitchen area downstairs and a mezzanine level with a bedroom and bathroom. The original arched ceiling keeps the grandeur of the building.

Staley Stonework were awarded best Small Renovation Project for Swale House at the FMB Yorkshire & Trent Master Builder Awards 2017. Find out more about the North West and Yorkshire & Trent awards here.

See photos for before and after.


Art gallery refurbishment


Mackenzie Thorpe Arthaus Gallery asked us to refurbish their gallery in Richmond. The work was extensive, and done to a tight timeframe, and included installing new flooring, track lighting and redecoration throughout. We were also commisioned to build a new bespoke sculpture wall at the rear of the gallery and design and install a bespoke desk area. The first floor of the gallery was also overhauled to set off the exhibits beautifully and create a light, airy and welcoming space. 


Village home extension and refurbishment


We worked with the clients to extend the original footprint of the property so that it was doubled in size. Adding a large stone-faced extension enabled the incorporation of a large kitchen diner, utility room, downstairs WC and extra bedrooms and bathrooms. For more photos of this, and other projects, please visit our website at


Period property renovation


We were asked by a client to completely overhaul their recently purchased property which had once acted as the reading room for the village. When the owners bought the house, it was clear that it had potential,but also that it required extensive work to bring it up to its current standard.

The work entailed removing walls and opening up doorwys, knocking two rooms into one to create an impressive master suite, raising ceilings and installing new floors. In addition the electrics and plumbing were overhauled throughout and underfloor heating was installed. A wall was removed to create a more workable kitchen, and our joiners installed a fabulous bespoke oak kitchen and utility area. 



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