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    AKDN in Kings Cross

    February 8th, 2017 in Case Studies, Factory Visits, Stone Finishes

    We received an inquiry from Vladimir Djurovic of VDLA early last year to ask for help with an exciting and challenging new project in London. The AKDN in Kings Cross, consisted of a number of gardens. Each garden was to give the feeling and aesthetic of a particular part of the world.  

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    ANZ Bank (New Zealand) inspection of equilateral triangles

    February 10th, 2016 in Factory Visits, Stone Finishes

    We supplied 1000sqm 600mm equilateral triangles in the very best Carrara CD from the Campanili quarry via a competent factory we often use in Verona. This was to be for the reception floor and was all cut using water-jet technology. In addition to this we supplied matching equilateral triangle mosaic, a mini version of the floor pattern to the clad columns in the space.

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    Fosters + Partners - 551 West 21st Street Inspection

    January 26th, 2016 in Care & Maintenance, Factory Visits, Quarry Visit, Stone Finishes

    We recently organised a trip to Italy to inspect the most recent Atlantic blocks that arrived into Italy, the project is a Fosters + Partners – 551 West 21st Street, New York.

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    Flint Flamed Limestone - Number One Ludgate

    September 30th, 2014 in Case Studies, Factory Visits, General, Stone Finishes, Uncategorized

    This month I visited a factory near Barcelona to check the production of the roof terrace stone destined for the Ludgate Hill project in London. The factory were preparing 500sqm 600x300x30mm flamed Flint Limestone tiles. Fletcher Priest had specified the product and the tiles were to be suspended on pedestals externally.

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    Double Negative Reception - Pompignan Flamed Limestone

    April 13th, 2013 in Case Studies, General, Stone Finishes

    We recently worked with MCM to supply a suitable limestone for a London office reception. The key consideration from the off was the colour obviously but also the slip resistance.

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    Driftwood Sandstone

    June 25th, 2012 in New Stone, Stone Finishes

    This great new finish caught my eye when selecting slabs of Woodgrain Sandstone for a small domestic project in Verona. A series of saw cuts across the face at slightly different widths and depths in the direction of the grain made the sandstone look very much like driftwood. I am trying to get a few samples to our London office in case anyone wants to give it a whirl as a feature wall for example.

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    Chelsea Flower Show - Tom Hoblyn Italian Garden Project

    May 6th, 2012 in Case Studies, Factory Visits, Stone Finishes

    Towards the end of last year we were approached by Keith Horn Architecture and Tom Hoblyn the well respected garden designer to source the travertine required for their garden. The Classic Roman Travertine was naturally to be sourced from the quarries in Tivoli. The contractor to undertake the difficult task of actually turning the concept into reality was Dan Riddleston, Bowles & Wyer Contracts Limited. Dan had not only to coordinate the various aspects of the project – for example the complicated and high quality steelwork for the water feature, planting the 9m rocket trees imported from Tuscany and handling the massive pieces of stone – but had to get it done in just over a week!! Incredible.

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    CCP Reception Portman Square

    January 27th, 2012 in Case Studies, Stone Finishes

    This week I received images of the CCP reception we completed at the end of 2011. It was a great project to be involved in this project where the Canadian client wanted to use a Canadian stone. The most striking and well known Eramosa was the obvious choice.

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