Norstone stone cladding ranges incorporate both contemporary and also rustic, catering for all tastes and styles within the market. Our stone cladding systems also offer incredible versatility, from sleek, geometric tiles such as Aksent™ and Planc™, to modular, large-scale format formats including XLX Rock Panel™ and Rustik™. With such a diverse range, it’s critical to have a thorough and well-understood methodology for both installation and aftercare.
Our many years as leading UK stone cladding suppliers means we have developed an extensive, highly effective technical application guide based on real-world feedback from our commercial partners and our approved materials distributors. It is really important, whether it is on a commercial scale or a small private dwelling, that your project is protected by reputable, long-standing warranties and guarantees – Norstone have partnerships with our preferred suppliers, Laticrete International and Knauf.
When installed to the technical specifications and using the correct substrates, the combined Knauf / Laticrete warranty is good for a staggering 25 years! Because of these warranties, many of the UK’s leading architects and interior designers work closely with Norstone before choosing a stone cladding range suitable for their project.
Design projects that feature stone cladding surfaces can differ greatly, due to technical considerations such as proximity to the sea, cliff top locations, etc. Certain weight restrictions may mean timber or steel frames are required, this often requires working closely with our partners to develop a suitable system warranty that satisfies the most discerning architect, but more importantly, you.
We will not only sell you lifestyle choices, but more importantly, our natural stone cladding ranges are backed by warranties which will stand the test of time. Remember, stone cladding and warranties go hand in hand at Norstone.
Visit our technical documentation section or call us on 0203 178 2801 to discover more.
Those lovely people at Garden Spaces will be exhibiting their incredibly stylish wares again at this year’s Southampton Boat Show on stand A106 (Sept 12th - 19th).
We are flattered that they’ve again chosen our new Charcoal XLV rock panels as the finish for their exhibit for this prestigious show. Their previous showing of a Norstone finish at this year’s Grand Designs London show proved to be a great success and a major talking point. Our Ochre Blend and Charcoal rock panels (both XLV and XLS) are widely used in gardens, landscaping and water features and are by far our biggest sellers in this market.
However, one leading garden designer has planned to use our Ivory and Sahara panels in her future designs so we're waiting with bated breath to see the results. We will, of course, add them to our website for all to see as soon as we get the photographs.
Owing to popular demand, we have now added Sahara, Ivory and White to the previous XLV range of Charcoal and Ochre Blend. These are identical to the standard XLS panels apart from featuring fewer pieces per panel which gives bolder, chunkier look highly suitable for grand scale projects.
We've seen Norstone used in some pretty unusual places and the versatile uses clients come up with never ceases to amaze us, although we've yet to see it used on a boat - please let us know if you see one!
However, you don't need to be a sailor or boat-owner to go to the show and if you're thinking of utilising your garden to add another much-needed room to your house then we strongly recommend talking the experts at Garden Spaces and seeing (and touching - it’s ok, everyone does!) Norstone at first hand on a real installation.
Tell them we sent you!
Going for gold - RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Following a last minute S.O.S. from multi award-winning garden designers Bartholomew Landscaping, our crack team of installers
were dispatched to Chelsea with indecent haste to solve what appeared to be an impossible problem. A truckload of our Ochre Blend natural stone cladding was loaded up at the warehouse and sent in a westerly direction to brave the M25 with instructions not to spare the horses.
Stoke -On-Trent’s Mandate For Change garden at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show featured some intricate wall designs which proved to be far too time-consuming to be completed using traditional construction methods by the strict deadline. Our intrepid installers quickly got to work in a race against the clock...
Norstone’s stacked stone panels can be cut to accommodate any curvature, even tricky concave sections and, better still, this is achieved without splitting or cracking the stone, saving valuable time and money. The panels were quickly cut in three sections using nothing more hi-tech than a wet saw, and rapidly fixed using a revolutionary new stone adhesive from Laticrete. There was an almost audible sigh of relief as the complex design started to come to life. When we say we can install fifteen square metres a day, we mean it! No time-consuming grouting or pointing was needed, meaning that the job was finished in days rather than weeks. The finished wall was a thing of beauty and still gave the designers time to work their horticultural magic on our stone tapestry.
We were pretty pleased with our efforts and it seems we weren't the only ones...
Designer Mathew Unwin of Bartholomew Landscaping:
"Thank you so much for working with us at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2013.
I was immensely impressed with the Norstone walling. The finished garden was something to be truly proud of – the stone wall was beautiful and it was a real achievement that your team supplied and installed a fantastic product so quickly – especially under the tight ‘Chelsea’ time scales!!
The RHS may have awarded the garden a Silver, but the judges feedback was that the wall was fantastic and if judged on its own it would have been a GOLD medal. The feedback from the public and fellow Chelsea professionals was also highly complementary.
Very well done to your team, we would love to work with Norstone again at Chelsea Flower Show and will look to specify your product in other suitable projects in the future."
Ground Force? Pffft! Alan Titchmarsh eat your heart out!
Having encountered a problem with another supplier for our Centenary Chelsea Flower Show Garden 2013, we approached Jack Jago (Norstone) for his help and advice, who in turn was very professional and super efficient when it came to solving our immediate problem which threatened the completion of our garden.
Jack also kindly offered to take over the sponsorship and had his team of highly skilled operatives and materials on site within 2 days, with all the works completed to the highest possible standard and within tight time-frame and constraints that one faces at a show such as Chelsea.
Lastly, it was an absolute pleasure to have worked with Norstone who ultimately delivered beyond all our expectations.
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