Stone Advice

Stone samples

We stock a large range of stone samples, though we advise that samples should only be considered as an indication of tone, colour and texture. We tend to advise viewing the stone in slab form to get a better idea of the look and feel of it over a larger surface area. Start by viewing our extensive range of materials.

Stone weight

Stone can vary in weight, though is generally heavy. This means the delivery and installation of your stone can be a factor in terms of the vehicle used to deliver the stone and the strength of the kitchen unit carcasses onto which the stone will sit. Occasionally, strengthening of a kitchen carcass might be necessary to support the stone safely. We can advise and strengthen if necessary as part of our consultation.

Choosing your stone

You are welcome to visit our showroom or we can show you samples of stone when we visit for a consultation. We can also show you images of your choice of stone installed in one of our previous projects. However, the best way of visualising your stone is to look at a large slab and observe the tone, colour patterning and texture for yourself. Moreover, each slab of natural stone (granite or marble) is unique in its colour and patterning. We therefore advise our customers to visit our suppliers directly and actually pick the slab they would like to use in their project. Knowing the precise slab and tone, patterning and texture of a product gives our customers real choice, participation in the process and peace of mind.

Health & Safety

As members of the Guild of Master Craftsman, we consider Health & Safety in everything we do. This means that we adhere to Health & Safety guidelines in the following areas:

  • The fabrication of stone in our workshops – using accredited machinery, materials and work practices
  • The delivery and installation of stone – using safe working practices for the benefit of both our customers and employees
  • Carrying out risk assessments as part of our best practice policies
  • Our own public liability insurance