12th of September 2015
Matthew Cook the founder and manager of Cook Masonry Ltd, spoke as a guest lecturer at the Heritage Craft Alliance's Thorpe Perrow Arboretum Heritage Skills festival. Matthew gave a brief talk introducing the “Common building defects associated with 18th, 19th and early 20th century buildings.
28th December 2015
Matthew Cook has applied to begin a process of recognition by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation. Matthew hopes to gain associate membership in April 2016 with a view to pursuing full recognition thereafter.
6th of January 2016
Cook Masonry's new website and web address www.cookmasonry.co.uk goes live at 8pm. Additional content will be added over the coming months.
25th January 2016
Matthew Cook has applied for a prestigious craftsmen scholarship from the esteemed Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST). If fortunate enough to be selected, Matthew hopes to use the scholarship to continue to further his development as a stonemason and building conservator.
2nd of March 2016
Matthew Cook has been asked to undertake works to an historic water tower at Driffield Train Station. The water tower is believed to be one of only two that remain on the line.
22nd of March 2016
Matthew Cook and Cook Masonry were the focus of an article by the Driffield & Wolds Weekly newspaper. Please see page 16 of the Driffield and Worlds weekly for further details.
6th of June 2017
Matthew Cook has been awarded Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust funding to complete his MSc degree in Historic Building Conservation (evenings and weekends). Mathews QEST scholarship profile can be viewed here.