May Newsletter - Exterior Products & Services

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Kandla Grey Porcelain – Modern Meets Traditional

Kandla Grey is one of our most popular Indian Sandstones, so why, you may ask, are we bringing in a Kandla Grey option in Porcelain?

Lots of reasons.

Kandla Grey is very popular. Not just for traditional and more cottagey settings. It’s also the Indian Sandstone best suited to more contemporary schemes. But natural stone is…well, natural, and sometimes you need that modern twist.

A porcelain version takes all the aspects that already make Kandla Grey work with more contemporary settings, and gives you more.

Our Kandla Grey Porcelain is perfect for modern settings with its sleek grey finish.
Add a modern touch with Kandla Grey Porcelain.

Consistency It’s still got that lovely blend of blues and greys, with an overall mid-grey hue. But now you’ll be sure every slab can be placed in any position—no surprise iron-ore deposits, no too-clefted variations in the riven surface that demand those slabs be kept aside for a discreet spot under the fatsia.

Precise lines Indian Sandstone has hand-cut edges, giving a lovely crafted feel that’s just right for a relaxed design, but the recommended 10mm joints don’t take kindly to sharp, ultra-straight pointing. With porcelain you have Kandla Grey that can be laid with a porcelain standard joint of 5mm, giving a sleek, crisp aesthetic that’s right at home in settings where the sandstone would look like an unwanted guest.

From just £30.00 + VAT/m2, Kandla Grey Porcelain is already gathering plaudits. Darren Smith of Landscape by Design, serving Rochdale and the North West, has just laid a patio and calls the slabs “absolute belters”. “One of the best products we’ve laid,” he adds. Paul Gough of PDCStonecraft, who really likes using Kandla Grey Indian sandstone, views the porcelain version as a possible “game-changer”.

Egyptian Limestone - hard-wearing, contemporary, incredible value

Antique, yet contemporary. Egyptian Limestone is a very handsome new addition. We think it’ll be very popular and look forward to hearing your feedback. Now’s the time to add it to your sample range to show clients and get ahead on specifications for projects later this year and into next.

Egyptian Limestone will bring a beautiful classic feel to paving.
Create paving with a classic feel with our Egyptian Limestone

What’s it like? With fossil markings and subtle veining, and a meld of subtle variations in the overall warm beige colouring, it combines the contemporary feel of sawn and sandblasted limestone with a refined character and sense of history.

It’s also incredibly good value.

At just £42/m2, it’s almost half the price of the comparable Jura Beige Limestone, and every bit as hard-wearing and versatile, especially as we’re supplying it in three standard sizes, including medium format 900x600 mm.

As ever with light-coloured natural stone, even one with as low a porosity as this, we don’t recommend it for driveways, but this will bring contemporary elegance to patios and paths and is also available as bullnose step treads for a classic finish.

Our Bespoke Stone Centre is, of course, on hand to create the exact pieces you need for awkward sites and special projects.

It’ll take only moments to order a sample, so why not click through now?

Adding choice for verticals

Looking for inspiration to add colour and texture? Facing bricks are surprisingly versatile. Exposed brickwork blends with older properties and reinforces a sense of history; in combination with materials like corten steel and concrete, it fits straight into an industrial vibe.

Facing bricks are perfect for making a beautiful vertical feature.
Make the most of space available by going vertical like in this project from Greenbird Gardening

Here are more reasons to love them:

  • Fade-proof colour
  • Zero-low maintenance
  • In a wide variety of colours
  • Great way to add character to large and small features

The most recent addition our vertical options, these design-friendly bricks combine well with DesignClad, Millboard, Composite Cladding and Cedar Shiplap options, proving their versatility time after time.

Check out our five new facing brick choices, in colours from light yellows to dark browns and reds.

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Published 12th May 2021
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