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Reaching New Heights For Team Felix

Reaching New Heights For Team Felix – London Stone climb Gran Paradiso to raise funds for Team Felix and Duchenne UK.

Ask our director Gavin Walley about his latest adventure, and you might be surprised at the level of detail that he comes back with. But when you’ve faced the possibility of plunging into a bottomless crevasse, saved (or possibly not) only by three team-mates digging their heels in against the pull of the rope attached to your harness, it tends to sharpen the mind.

London Stone Gran Paradiso Team Felix Duchenne Summat

One of the climb teams reach the summit of Gran Paradiso – at over 4,000m above sea level. Gavin Walley’s orange trousers were optional.

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Jamie Butterworth Blog – Exploring The Relationship Between Hard And Soft

Jamie Butterworth Blog – exploring the relationship between hard and soft landscaping, and which combinations work well.

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Rosebank’s Matt Keightley provides stunning contrast at RHS Chlesea 2018

When I joined London Stone nearly a year ago to the day (yes; already! How time flies when you’re having fun), I was keen to develop a greater understanding of the combination between hard and soft landscaping. Identifying the relationship between stone and plants, how they can work together to form something truly incredible.

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Meet Kevin Edwards, London Stone’s Latest Garden Design And Landscape Consultant

Meet Kevin Edwards, London Stone’s Latest Garden Design And Landscape Consultant; a new member of the team, but with bags of experience.

“I love working in this industry,” says our new Garden Design and Landscape Consultant, Kevin Edwards. “I grabbed the opportunity to work for London Stone with both hands.”

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Kevin Edwards (r) at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show with Jamie Butterworth (l)

Kevin is now covering the East Anglian region and London Stone is equally delighted to welcome Kevin on board. He’s won awards as an outstanding supplier’s rep. and this is in no small part due to his decades of experience. “I’ve worked in the construction and sales industries for twenty years,” he says. So, as you’d expect from the London Stone team, he knows what he’s talking about. “I’ve done a lot of stone-cutting. I’m well versed in lathes!”

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London Stone Shows New Products At The Landscape Show, Battersea

London Stone Shows New Products At The Landscape Show, Battersea – take a look at what the show had to offer

With visitors flying in from Europe, and even as far afield as Russia, The Landscape Show at Battersea this week was, as Craig Potter, our Garden Design Director, observed, “The busiest since I’ve been coming here.” (And he’s been here a fair few years!)

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London Stone’s corner stand at The Landscape Show 2018

It wasn’t just those in the know who came either. In the first few hours of the first morning, Craig said, “I met three designers who were completely new to me, two of whom live very close to our soon-to-open Surrey Showroom in Farnham.”

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London Stone Gives You Grey And Buff Sawn Yorkstone Off The Shelf

London Stone Gives You Grey And Buff Sawn Yorkstone Off The Shelf

Yorkstone is perennially popular. Clients love it. Designers love it. We love it! Its crisp lines and historic prestige are lovely to work with.

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Britannia Buff Yorkstone – as seen here in a clean, crisp scheme from Harrington Porter

As you know, at London Stone we always want to make life as easy as possible for you. So, from this month, Grey and Buff Sawn Yorkstone are available in standard sizes, straight off the shelf. Not just in paving, either.

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