The diversity of the product means you can use it in a number of ways.
Each piece of natural stone has a unique blend of colours and tones. It's uniquely formed. Each piece has its own characteristics of colour variations, veining, markings and occasional charming imperfections.
All of our Natural Stone makes a durable frost resistant paving and walling.
You can easily clean it.
Using natural stone materials may add greater value to your property.
Stone is a truly natural product simply taken from the ground and processed using low energy machinery. Unlike manmade products that need high energy which isnt good for the carbon footprint. Stone is ahead of almost all building materials for it's green credentials.
All of our natural stone products have been tested to provide quality assurance and how it's is likely to behave and react under different circumstances.
Tips When Buying
If you have received a sample piece, please note this is only a small representation of the colour blends in the stone. Remember each piece of stone is unique, sometimes with shades, mineral content and veining.
We recommend mixing from as many different packs as possible during installing to create a natural blend. As we work through a quarry and it's different seams, one block may exhibit some variation in general shades and characteristics from the next.
Order enough of the product to cover your entire area, as batches can vary through different seams in the quarry. The colour tones of today’s order will not be the same as an order for the same product at a later date.
When you place your order, order an extra 10% to allow for any cutting, personal selection or breakages.
Choose the surface finish carefully. Will the people who will be using the area be young children and older people? Then a more textured finish may be better suited.
Consider where you are going to be installing the stone. If the area is shaded, the stone will be more likely to attract organic growths that cause staining, as it will remain damp for longer. If the stone in direct sunlight most of the day, expect some fading over time.
If products are being delivered direct it is important that the driver has easy access and can turn around. Please note that they cannot unload very far from the vehicle, so you will need to consider how the products will be moved to the project area.
Finally consider what the stone is going to be used for. For example, not all our products are suitable for vehicle traffic or around swimming pools.
Receiving your natural stone
Take care and stand to one side when removing the packaging and banding, when removing the product out of the crate. The crates may have weakened during transit and could be unstable. Ensure you open the packaging on level ground.
The product is quite heavy, and some larger pieces can weigh over 25kg. Will you need appropriate lifting equipment, or an extra pair of hands?
If you are going away whilst the product is installed, we’d recommend that you check the product is to your satisfaction before you go, or ensure your installer clearly understands your expectations.
Once you receive your shipment of natural stone, inspect all the product. If you have any issues with the delivery, report them to us straight away and do not lay the stone. We will not accept any liability for product, deemed unsatisfactory, that is laid.
Before you install you will need to sort the product to ensure consistency of colour, texture and dimensional tolerance. Dry laying the products before laying them permanently is a great idea.
After unpacking, try to recycle the packaging. This includes wooden crates, plastic ties and plastic wrapping. Also, any waste stone can also be recycled and used for aggregates.
This is a beautiful, natural product and each piece will be unique. You can expect colour and veining variances between each piece of stone.
Some of our ranges have riven surfaces and some pieces may be more riven than others, which adds to the natural rustic charm of the product.
Please note that all product sizes, weights and thicknesses stated are nominal.
When installed correctly, any of our natural stone will assure you of many, many years of service and beautifully paved areas. Part of the beauty and attraction of natural stone is that it contains many natural variations in terms of tone, shade and texture.