Category Archives: Coping Stones

London Stone’s New Surrey Showroom Opens In Farnham

London Stone’s New Surrey Showroom Opens In Farnham – our fifth, and largest showroom opens

A new baby. Always exciting. And the latest addition to our family is our new Surrey Showroom, taking us out beyond the M25 into an area where so many of you are based. You won’t even have to navigate the Heathrow traffic to reach us!

London Stone’s Surrey Showroom hosting an APL Cluster Group, 12.11.2018

Very spacious, there’s plenty of room to see our products in helpfully large formats, and our displays really bring to light the enormous wealth of off-the-shelf products we offer. read more

Lines of Contrast with Porcelain Paving

One thing we really appreciate at London Stone is the creativity of the designers we work with, and as the practical advantages of Porcelain Paving become increasingly recognised, we’re wowed by the designs being created with this versatile material. This week we’ve picked out a couple a lovely projects which show how contrasting colour adds an extra dimension to garden design.

Cinder Porcelain edging coping and step, Oakley Landscapes

Cinder Porcelain provides colour and texture contrast and a pleasing solid edge to the design. Photo courtesy of Hilary Oakley, Oakley Landscapes, London. read more

New hard paving options from London Stone

A new season: new possibilities, improving weather, new choices. Which is pretty much what our latest paving options give you (OK, not the weather, but we’re working on that) in slate, sandstone and Yorkstone.

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Among our three new sandstones is Camel Dust.  Hand-cut and riven for a more traditional look, it extends our colour range with lighter sandy tones and is an economical choice with it a project-pack mix of four sizes for relaxed paving patterns.

Meanwhile, Desert Sandstone and Golden Sandstone are sawn six sides for a luxury finish and sandblasted and brushed to bring out the distinctive colours and markings, as well as offer the reassurance of good slip-resistance. Their hard-wearing qualities make them easier to clean and widens your choice for overhung, damper areas. read more

A starring role – Paul Newman puts Beola Bianca Porcelain in the spotlight

It’s not every day a TV company asks if you have a project suitable for their TV series, but this is exactly what happened to Paul Newman of Paul Newman Landscapes, based in Welwyn Garden City.

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Beola Bianca Porcelain Paving and Steps. The rum shack was partly made out of the pallets in which materials had been delivered. Picture courtesy of Paul Newman Landscapes

“TwoFour, a production company, were making a new home renovation series for ITV called Home Game,” says Paul. “We feature in episode five.” read more

How the London Stone Welcome Pack helps sell your garden design

It all started in 2011 – a simple idea for making life easier for designers and landscapers. Why not, we thought, provide a sample box of all our stone products?

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When we chatted to Jane Shankster of Arthur Road Landscapes, Wimbledon, at Futurescape this year, she told us:

“It’s very useful for taking to clients. It’s heavy, but I keep it in the van. Clients like to be able to see and touch and compare stones side by side.”

Which, of course, is exactly why we created it.

About to enter its seventh year, the sample box has grown a lot since the early days and now forms part of our new Welcome Pack. Free to everyone who joins our Landscape Specialist Scheme, the pack includes the sample box of all our Natural Stone and Porcelain, plus samples of all our Millboard composite decking and Ardex pointing. read more