We have a client currently undertaking a new build project which features some wonderful use of the stand out beauty of Norstone Rustik™ stone cladding in Ochre Blend finish. Have a look at the work in progress snaps so far, we cannot wait to see the finished project as it really looks like the property is shapping up to be a showstopper!
One of our clients recently contacted us with the following lovely feedback and also gave us a very helpful guide to how they installed Norstone Rustik™ Stone Cladding to an expansive garden wall at their property:
"I apologise I have not got in touch with you sooner, I have some time off at the moment to catch up and send you our photos and brief blog of our finished Rustik™ Stone Cladded wall. We have had such great feedback from everyone that has seen the wall and my wife has had a local magazine wanting to come over in the New Year to do a piece on our property where we will be recommending the stone from Norstone."
The client's real-world installation guide:
Firstly I fitted a capping on top of the block retaining wall with a 100mm overhang, approximately. This was so I could allow a Led strip to be fitted underneath without being seen.
I then tanked the retaining block wall with a tanking slurry to damp proof, giving the wall two coats and left to dry completely over a 2 week period, I used KA tanking slurry.
I then mixed adhesive with latex additive to make a durable adhesive. I then serrated the wall using a 10mm notched trowel. I buttered the back of the rustic stone panel with a thin layer of my adhesive and applied to the wall using pressure.
I was coming off of a level floor so I used 4mm spacers to put the first line of panels on so they wouldn’t sit on water. I just worked my way up the wall, applying the key stones as I went.
Some of the panels were slightly sizey so I had to adjust using an angle grinder. Once the job was complete, we allowed 24 hours to set.
We applied 2 coats of natural stone sealer on the stone to hopefully prevent any future greening, so far so good. It made the stone look slightly darker, which we liked and brought out all the stones natural veins also, which I think gave it more character.
We’ve selected some of all time favourite projects that were made possible thanks to the amazing versatility of Norstone’s stone cladding systems.
From fireplace surrounds, to unique water features, these projects and installations really highlight the power and beauty of stone veneer and also the highly professional end results achieved in particular with our patented fingerlocking corner system.
These showstoppers feature all of our current stone cladding ranges, from the hand-crafted, artisan style of Rustik™ to the ultra sleek, smooth and polished finish of Lynia™ tiles. We also feature the perennial classic Rock Panel systems, the newly expanded Aksent™ range and the highly versatile Planc™ system of natural stone panels.
So we will count down our 13 favourite stone cladding showstoppers..
As you have seen, Norstone are the market leaders of stone cladding in the UK for good reason! Not only do we offer a wide and diverse palette of colours and finishes, from glacier marble to ebony basalt, our intelligent interlocking panel systems are easy and rapid to install, and our modular cladding systems provide complete freedom of expression to design a framework that is as unique as your vision.
Coupled with our unique, market-leading 25 year warranty guarantee you can rest assured that a Norstone stone cladding installation will look amazing, last longer than comparable systems and you can call on our expertise over the last 15 years to make sure your project goes as smoothly as possible. To discuss a specific stone cladding project, you can call our dedicated, knowledgable team on 0203 178 2801 or browse our gallery of natural stone cladding projects on our website.
Do you have a favourite? Let us know in the comments section below.
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