What Should I Look For in a Stone Supplier?

What Should I Look For in a Stone Supplier?

How do you find a good stone supplier? Buying stone for the home is something that might only need to be done once or twice in a lifetime.  Therefore knowing the best places  to buy stone when its needed may not be something people readily know how to find.

A stone merchant is the best place to buy your stone from.

You will also see stone for sale at builder’s merchants, garden centres &  DIY Stores, but there are reasons why a stone merchant is best

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How Do I Get Stone Delivered To My Holiday Home?

How Do I Get Stone Delivered To My Holiday Home?

 

How Do I Get Stone Delivered To My Holiday Home?

Today many more people than ever before are fortunate enough to own a second home, either in the UK, or in the holiday destinations of Europe and even further afield.

The process of making these second homes the desirable havens the owners want to create, either for private use, or hiring them out as holiday homes, often includes some refurbishment.

Whether this is a complete building renovation, or simply the addition of a patio for outdoor relaxation, the owner may be looking for stone or porcelain, paving or tiles as part of that project.

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Why buy thicker sandstone paving slabs when thinner (calibrated) will cost less?

Why buy thicker sandstone paving slabs when thinner (calibrated) will cost less?

As a customer how do you decide whether to buy calibrated paving slabs or invest in thicker slabs which will cost slightly more?

Over the last decade natural sandstone paving has become increasingly popular as a landscaping material in the UK, and there seems to be a lot of choice out there.

Most of this product comes from India.  There are now thousands of different suppliers across the UK and to most consumers they all appear to be selling a very similar product.  The most popular products you will be offered are Raj Green and Fossil Mint Sandstone, plus there are a number of other colours less well known such as Kandla Grey, Modak, Cathedral, Mellow Yellow, Buff and Black (They are known by various different names given to them by different retailers).  However, not many of these suppliers have any control over the quality or ethicality of their supplies.

How do you choose the right stone for your project?

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