About GJ Williams
Geoff Williams has worked in restoration and conservation for over 40 years and has been fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to work on many conservation projects. He spent 11 years as workshop foreman for Capps & Capps running many sites including Windsor Castle, St George’s Hall, Plas Mawr, Leicester Guild Hall and Siddington Tyed Barn. He then spent a further 8 years working at Hampton Court, Herefordshire, not only restoring the Court itself, but also developing the gardens and structures within.
For the past 13 years, Geoff has set up and been running his own company, specialising in the repair of old buildings.The company has already worked on several exciting projects which include the Saxon Defence in Hereford City, Sker House in Porthcawl, the Duchy’s Harewood End Estate including Home Farm, Grange Farm and St Denis’ Chapel and more recently Stoneleigh Abbey in Warwickshire, Oakly Park in Shropshire and historic Hellens Manor in Much Marcle, Herefordshire where we were the main contractors restoring the Victorian stables and partial restoration of main house, as well as many other new projects along with the supply only of specialist joinery and masonry. We are presently working on Eyton Court, a Grade II* Listed manor house near Leominster restoring it to its original state.
In 2011 we supplied work as sub contractors to the first and second place winners of the National Masonry Awards for projects at Williamstrip and Kilmarth’s sea pavilion. We also specialise in the manufacture of new joinery and face glazing, a contemporary method used to glaze traditionally made oak framed buildings. The company currently employs a humble workforce comprising of 25 full time employees specialising in joinery, timber framing, carpentry and masonry all currently operating from our new purpose built workshops at Withington Court in Hereford.
In the past, we have undertaken works on several masonry projects in their entirety, starting at quarrying on clients own land, primary sawing, secondary sawing right through to fixing the finish piece. These projects have been very successful as clients have received the benefits of using a free supply of true vernacular stone. As a company, we have a strong underlying passion for the conservation and the care required to ensure the preservation of our historic buildings.