Bleasby, Nottingham

Project: Bleasby, Nottingham
Client: Ian Richardson
Main Contractor: Rightway Joinery & Building Services
Supply of natural stone copings to a new driveway entrance, together with hard landscaping the products used.

The client required an additional entrance adding to their property, which matched identically to the one already existing. Therefore, the initial first steps of the project entailed templating the radius and taking rubbings of the tooling pattern of the original sides and the weathered sloped surfaces.

When fresh cut, the stone was then sand-blasted to blend into the old styled look required, before allowing the builders to fit them together. The second part of the project was to supply high-quality York-stone paving to the multitude of paths, steps and patios across the property, which provided a superb finish.

Ecclesbourne Reach Development, Duffield

Project: Ecclesbourne Reach Development, Duffield
Client: Browns Builders Merchants Ltd
Main Contractor: Gisborne Homes Ltd
Tasked with supplying appropriate stone to a selection of new build projects.

Having supplied natural cut stone for the new build property during a previous employment (pictured to the right on the top image), we were again asked to utilise our skills on the current project.

During the new build we supplied large scale Quoin stones for the properties corners, shaped heads and window sills. On the second property we used our computer aided design facilities to create large arches with kneeler blocks and provided base stones for the garages. The same large scale Quoins were also utilised to tie in a similar design as the neighbouring project.

The Park, Nottingham

Project: The Park, Nottingham
Client: Browns Builders Merchant Ltd
To supply stone for a new extension being made onto an existing property in the Park area of Nottingham.

Asked to ascertain if natural stone could be matched in colour, texture and wearing properties to the existing property. Having sourced the stone and had it approved by the local authority, sketches and images were then drawn up of the project, in addition to templates and measurements being taken. All of this on-site intel was then used to draft up in-depth drawings using computer aided design.

By using CAD we could be 100 per cent sure that the plan would work correctly, then use the drawings to plot off 1.1 templates which were progressed through with the mason to produce the finished items themselves. Finally, the items were palletised, including the drawings to allow for ease of fitting, and dispatched to the relevant contractor.

National Fleet Air Arms Memorial, Alrewas

Project: National Fleet Air Arm Memorial, Alrewas
Architect: Artist Steve Field
Client: Fleet Air Arm Officers Association
An oval plinth in Ashlar Portland Limestone was required to hold a memorial Aircraft Carrier.

This particular project evolved following a previous employment for supplying shaped Portland stone. Presented with a pencil sketch of the plinth the artist, Steve Field, was trying to achieve, this was then converted into working drawings using computer aided design.

The oval area was divided into shaped sections to enable for safe handling, with each individual shape having v-grooves cut into them to give the appearance of waves running off the bow of an Aircraft Carrier. Each slab from the main drawing was plotted out as a template for the masons to work on, while engraving work was out-sourced.

Geeson Holdings, Alfreton

Project: Geeson Holdings, Alfreton
Client: Mr Geeson
Main Contractor: Own team

Tasked with supplying a full stone works package for a new build property in Alfreton which is being constructed in concrete and polystyrene. This means that all the stone sections used on the build have to be produced on an accurate 60mm bed, as is highlighted in the scrolling images.

All the stonework also mirrors the traditional style seen in the neighbouring properties and in the houses throughout the village. This is an unusual, but nonetheless, interesting on-going project to be involved in.

Private Residence

Project: Private residence
Client: Private owner
Main Contractor: Own team
Tasked with supplying special natural stone sections and landscape products to a private property.

This particular on-going project has seen us work alongside the client's architect and design team to produce breathtaking bespoke items for a high-end property. Such a varied collection of items were produced, ranging from paving, walling and balastradings to the bespoke curved signs at the entrance of the property's driveway.

Some of the older items produced have now weathered, which enhances the character and beauty of the natural stone and the client was particularly pleased with the end result, saying: 'as you can produce this great quality of workmanship within the timescale I need, at such a competitive price, you will always be assured of continuing work that I require.'

Bespoke Fire Surrounds

Project: Bespoke Fire Surrounds
Client: Private owner
The client required something in keeping with the rest of his property, as all the previous stonework was achieved on a grand scale. This fireplace project was no different.

Tasked with producing a design to suit, we started with a sweeping hearth and decorative stone lintel, with eyelet mouldings and radius detail on the underside of the lintel, which was then duplicated on the hearth.

Brick piers were used to complement the main structure of the property, of which brick with stone features make up the majority. The hearth is just under three metres in length and is a truly unique and outstanding fire surround.

However, not all the fire surrounds we are commissioned to produce are to such a large scale and we cater for all tastes and sizes of rooms. From an initial inquiry we produce a 2D sketch or 3D visualisation for the customer to approve, and will make amends until they are completely satisfied with the design. Only when the plans have been finalised do we progress to giving the customer an up-front pricing plan, so that they know exactly what they are getting for their money.