Private Client - Poole
We needed to replace timber cladding to the retaining walls on both sides of the lower ground floor of the property and also around the slipway at the water’s edge. The solution had to be in keeping with the modern style of the property and also had to be compatible with a coastal location.
We chose the Norstone Slimline Rock Panels in charcoal together with the matching copings. Due to the coastal location and the condition of the walls, we were advised to use the Knauf Aqua Exterior Panel to provide a sound base for the Norstone panels to be fixed to. We also used the recommended Laticrete adhesive and Norseal sealant.
We were fortunate to be able to get top quality installers with many years’ experience of working with Norstone products, as recommended by Jack at Norstone.
We are delighted with the finished job. The Norstone complements the design of the property perfectly. The detail around the stairs and into the corners is of the highest quality, showing the versatility of the product and the craftmanship of the installers.
The service from Norstone, in terms of delivery, packaging and support has also been first class.
We would not hesitate to recommend Norstone.
Private Client - Kingston-upon-Thames
The front boundary of our property comprised a low level white rendered wall with a railing fence above and two pillars either side of a sliding gate. It was, however, impossible to keep the rendered wall clean because it was constantly splashed by rainwater from the adjacent pavement.
Our intended solution was to clad the wall with Norstone Slimline Rock Panels, as these already formed part of the design of the front elevation of the property, but we were concerned that Norstone would not be a practical solution because part of the wall is a curved section.
However, Jack assured us that the rock panels could be fitted around a curve - although he did advise us to use experienced specialist Norstone installers, for which he provided his recommendation.
Once we had engaged the installer, who had also given us confidence that the curved section could be achieved, we proceeded to order the rock panels, together with the recommended Laticrete adhesive and Norseal sealant. The order and delivery processes were efficient and straightforward.
The end result is exceptional and certainly met our expectations. The high quality of the Norstone products was matched by the skill of the installers. The curved wall is now a real feature at the front of the property and the detail on the gate pillars, where they had to work around existing elements such as a mailbox, lights, intercom control panel, etc, is excellent. The wall is now easy to keep clean and provides a frontage to match the quality of the property.
We would highly recommend Norstone to anyone considering using split stone cladding on their building project.
The builders were very impressed with the product. A premium product. Without exception, everybody who comes to site is amazed by it!
We used up all the adhesive, but have 12 boxes of straights and 12 boxes of corners leftover. And a load of offcuts. These will be used up on to be built gate posts/pillars for electric entrance gates. And a bit on the face of retaining wall.
The product was packed and shipped excellently. Not a single broken slip!
That’s it! We are all done. Will send some pics of the entrance wall when driveway complete. It looks amazing and Martin and Simon have done a really good job. So many comments from people walking by!!
Thanks again for all your help and putting me in touch with Martin and Simon. When ever you need to show off your stone send clients my way as happy to show them around.
All the best
Private client, Herts
Thanks for your service and help - top draw. We have other tiling to do in the house so I am sure that there’s more work coming your way.
Private client, West Sussex
Very impressed with the product – attention to detail on the corners is impressive.
If I’m honest that’s the reason we chose your product!
Open Control Solutions
Very impressed (and the builders are too) with the cladding product - thank you.
Jason Stirzaker, Technical Director www.opencontrol.co.uk
Bury St Edmonds Golf Club
I have to say that your product is absolutely first class.
As information the main reason we ordered from Norstone is your presentation was head and shoulders above any other competitor, also your product stands out for all the right reasons.
Thank you for all your help which has made our experience dealing with Norstone even better.
Mike Verhelst, General Manager www.burystedmundsgolfclub.co.uk
Nicholas Construction Ltd
The Norstone has been working well and the client is very pleased with the product and the whole look. We are just trying to work with the weather at the moment so a bit slower than hoped but the Norstone is good to work with which is always a bonus.
Thank you with all you help
Alastair Brow, Project Manager www.nicholasconstruction.co.uk
Show house - Smarthomes
Norstone supplied us not only a fabulous product which transformed our build but the information provided from concept and detail throughout the process was first class.
I cannot recommend these guys enough, very thorough and a product for all eventualities!
Peter Worthy MD Smarthomes www.smarthomes.tv/
SieMatic are globally recognised as world leaders in kitchen design and manufacture. Our name is synonymous with quality and market leading design innovation.
Like our discerning clientele, we choose our partners carefully… SieMatic UK are proud to work with Norstone UK. Norstone have a product range that sits with our furniture perfectly. The rugged honestly of the quartzite adds texture and contrast to our kitchen designs and is a valued element within the designers palette.
Norstone offer a service that is equal to their product and are reliable, professional and most importantly are a pleasure to work with.
Epstein Joslin Architects, Boston, MA
Simply even more powerful and beautiful than imagined. It makes one feel as though the hall is part of the rocky shore in the distance. It is exactly where your product is meant to be, and will be a central part of the narrative of the building and musical experience.”
Alan Joslin http://www.epsteinjoslin.com/
Having encountered a problem with another supplier for our Centenary Chelsea Flower Show Garden 2013, we approached Norstone for help and advice, who in turn were very professional and super efficient when it came to solving our immediate problem which threatened the completion of our garden.
Norstone also kindly offered to take over the sponsorship and had their 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.
City of Stoke on Trent
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.
City of Stoke on Trent
Dentists' Reception, London
Thank you Jack and Norstone. We love your product and it looks stunning as a double height feature wall as you walk into our client's Dentist Reception Area. Best of all you made us look good in front of our customers by supplying a superlative product as and when promised.
Liz May, interior designer
The DIY Network, BATHtastic! & Bath Crashers
The pleasure was mine. It is easy to install - Love your product! Look forward to continuing to work with you!"
Private client, Sutton Coldfield
We were very impressed with the quality of the samples and the presentation – different types presented in a box. I was initially worried that the samples maybe a better quality than the actual product but this was not the case.
We enquired with a number of companies about both pricing and advice on how to apply the product to the wall and found very quickly that the advice and guidance from Norstone far better than any other company. They were prepared to go that extra way even before we had made a final decision to buy the product. This gave us confidence to go with Norstone. We were prepared to go with a better quality product , and assurance that we were receiving the best advice and customer care than opt for something slightly cheaper and risk things going wrong.
We are novices at this interior decorating stuff but with the help of Norstone we have got a great feature wall which we would have shied away from if we hadn’t had the support and guidance from their sales staff. They were just as keen as me in ensuring we got a high quality finish .
It’s a pivotal a feature of our house and we receive lots of complements for it. We’re really pleased we choose it and thank you so much Norstone for helping us get it right.
'H' Singh & Bal
Michael Wallace Builders, Boise, ID
"Designers, architects, builders, and other professionals here have all been very impressed with the quality and beauty of the stone. Norstone's installation instructions are clear and easy to follow. We are planning on using Norstone stacked stone again on upcoming projects that are both interior and exterior.”
Michael Wallace http://wallacerenovations.com
Hammersmith Broadway Station Shopping Centre
"We wanted to come up with a very unique design for our high-street retail brand - something that sets us apart from the competition in terms of aesthetics! Searching for Stone Panels and seeing the most distinguished designs on Norstone's website get our attention right away. Their sale representatives have been very professional; they helped to quantify our need, then quoted quickly (quite fair for what it is), advised on the complimentary materials, delivered on time, in good packaging. So all in all, the project went very well with them, and also they were very swift at rectifying few minorities. But the actual result was observed when the public flood in our shop and praised the design! It has truly exceeded my expectation... I'd say we feel fortunate to have found Norstone; and you'll most definitely see their products in our other branches soon.Thank you"
Hammersmith Broadway Station Shopping Centre
Love the brick please see attached photo I have already had a few enquiries about where I got it from so you might be getting a few more orders even my wife likes it so much I might even get some in the house. Thanks for all your help
Mike , Aberdeen
"I am absolutely delighted with the Norstone stone cladding. I was really concerned that the stone would look unreal and that it would be really obvious that is was cladding. However, it looks fantastic, I'm delighted with it and it has far exceeded my expectations of how good and authentic it looks. One of the reasons I selected Norstone was because they could provide corner stone sections which interlink to form a natural corner edge. Norstone was the only supplier I could find that takes this approach and the result makes all the difference. I selected the ochre stone which looks amazing especially when lit.
I would also like to highlight the great service received from Norstone. I initially made an enquiry via the web and selected a sample set of stone, which duly arrived within 2 days, in a professional looking box and brochure. I then had a number of conversations with them to make sure I understood how the stone panels worked, the corners, cutting, sizing etc etc. At all times they were very helpful and everything they told me about the product, its use and how it would look, has been proved 100% correct. I have no hesitation in recommending Norstone."
Tony - Dunbar, Scotland
Before and after...
As promised, here are a few pictures of my recently completed chimney breast. It ended up taking longer than anticipated as we have been waiting for the hearth to arrive. It has been worth the wait though, we are really pleased with the end result. Many thanks for your assistance throughout the process, it's a great product backed up by excellent customer service.
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