Company - About Paye - Paye Stonework & Restoration

Our Company

The quality of our work and the standard of our service have been the foundations upon which our long-term success has been built.

We have been entrusted with the repair, alteration and conservation of many important buildings and monuments including Windsor Castle, the V&A Museum, Battersea Power Station, the Temple of Mithras, Cliveden House, Kenwood House and the listed façades and artwork at the BBC TV Centre.

Our extensive management resources, specialist operatives and suppliers enable us to provide a comprehensive level of service to a wide and diverse range of clients in the commercial, private, local authority and ecclesiastical sectors..

Our History

PAYE Stonework and Restoration is one of the country’s largest and longest established companies in the heritage sector, specialising in historic façades, monuments and other important structures.

Clients are viewed as partners. We are committed to finding solutions to achieve your goals and recognise that your success is our success.

Company - History - Paye Stonework & Restoration

Adrian Paye

BSc(Hons) MRICS MCIOB FRSA – Chairman

From a family of stonemasons, Adrian Paye is a Chartered Surveyor, a Chartered Construction Manager, and the founding director of PAYE Stonework. He regularly lectures on university conservation courses and for CPD audiences including the RICS, and acts as a sub-consultant to various structural engineering, surveying and architectural practices. He is a skills assessor for the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust, and an ambassador for the Museum of London.  Adrian’s role at PAYE is to provide technical advice and budgets, and act as a mentor for the company’s next generation of conservation experts. On 1st January 2000, Adrian was awarded the Royal Warrant for conservation and repair works at Windsor Castle, St. James’s Palace, Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace. PAYE created the Queen Mother Memorial and have also undertaken a number of private commissions for the Royal Household.

Robert Greer

BSc(Hons) MCIOB CEnv – Technical Director

Robert Greer joined the company in 1996 from a main contracting background. He has over twenty years’ experience and was responsible for the company’s projects at the Royal Opera House, BBC Broadcasting House, Royal Albert Hall and The Tower of London. Robert is also responsible for implementing the Environmental Policy and the training of skilled craftsmen. He was appointed as a Director in 2008.

Graham Staple

Estimating Director

Graham started out on the tools, and after 10 years practical experience, in masonry and restoration he joined PAYE in 1993. Graham currently manages and trains our current team of Estimators and was made Estimating Director in 2015.



Andrew McNeill is a Chartered Surveyor and has 38 years’ experience in the construction industry looking after Commercial matters. Andrew joined PAYE in 2008 and was made a Director in 2013. He currently manages our Commercial team.

Paul Newsam

BSc(Hons) – Chief Executive

Paul Newsam graduated from Leeds University with a degree in Civil Engineering. He gained specialist experience in a wide variety of structural repair methods before specialising in the repair of historic facades. Paul joined PAYE in 1993, was appointed a Director in 1995 and was Managing Director until 2018.

Matthew Kember

MSc Conservation – Managing Director

Matt Kember joined PAYE in 1994. He was made a Director in 2008 and Managing Director in 2018. His experience includes the conservation and repair of many important historic buildings including the award-winning conservation of Hoares Bank, the Lutyens Reuters Building on Fleet Street, Ypres Tower, Bodiam Castle and Pugin’s former home The Grange in Ramsgate. Matt works to ensure that the company’s reputation for providing well managed high-quality projects is maintained.

Dominic Peachey


Dominic Peachey graduated from UMIST in 2004 with a BSc (Hons) Degree and joined PAYE in 2005. He is responsible for managing a portfolio of projects and managers within the contracts team. Projects previously executed include; Centre Point, De Vere Gardens, Duke of York’s Square, and the Whitechapel Regeneration programme, along with various projects that cover residential, commercial, education, and ecclesiastical sectors of the construction industry. Dominic was made a Director in 2018.

Martin Harvey

BA(HONS) ACA – Finance Director

Martin has an honours degree in Accountancy and Finance and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1991. Martin joined PAYE in 1997 and was appointed a Director in 2003.