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APL Award Winner Artisan Landscapes Step-up To The Challenge

APL Award Winner Artisan Landscapes Step-up To The Challenge – read about Artisan Landscapes stunning scheme in Somerset.

“This has been our largest and most complicated project to date,” says Landscaping Director Will Cooke. He’s speaking of Ridgeview, Long Ashton, Somerset, an extraordinary design-and-build which has made his company, Artisan Landscapes, the 2019 APL Awards’ Winner in the £100,000 – £200,000 project category.

Artisan’s use of several different material textures and colours adds to the overall aesthetic. Credit: Finn P Photography read more

Sawn Sandstone Colours for Budget-Conscious Garden Designs

Sawn Sandstone Colours for Budget-Conscious Garden Designs – read more about the newest additions to our sawn sandstone range for 2019

Three new sawn sandstones have arrived at London Stone, but Dune, Mirage and Light Grey aren’t just attractive additions to our range. They extend design options in another very important aspect.

From l-r, Light Grey, Mirage, and Dune Sawn Sandstones, on display at our Surrey Showroom

Dune is warm buff with a particularly lovely character. Mid-brown and darker-brown markings, formed by rust and iron deposits in the sandstone, ripple across the surface in a way that reminds you of desert sand, or those fascinating lines in a sandy beach when the tides gone out. Sawn six sides, as are Mirage and Light Grey, its fine grain has a luxurious feel underfoot. read more

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

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!)

London Stone - Millboard - DesignBoard - Landscape Show 2018

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.” read more

Porcelain 40mm Bullnose Steps, a new first from London Stone

The Bullnose edge profile—so much more attractive than its name. It’s a must for classical settings, fits into contemporary designs, creates contour and shadow, and gives curved edges an extra sinuous quality.

40mm Bullnose Steps

No surprise, then, that a lot of our customers have been asking us for 40mm bullnose steps and coping stones in Porcelain. They are, after all, a standard in our industry, and nothing beats the quality look of that 40mm measurement. As you’ll know, though, the standard thickness for Porcelain used outdoors is 20mm. read more