Amarestone Natural Stone Blog

The top 5 questions at SDS20

Posted by Steve Turner on Tue, Feb 18, 2020 @ 09:00 AM

Natural Stone at the Surface Design Show:

The top 5 questions asked by Architects and Designers

This year's Surface Design Show at London's Business Design Centre in Islington attracted a large audience of architects and designers who came to look at the wide range of innovative surfaces on display at the show.

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Topics: French limestone, external stone, ethical sourcing, frequently asked questions

Delivering natural stone to homes in Europe and worldwide

Posted by Steve Turner on Tue, Jan 14, 2020 @ 03:08 PM

Natural Stone for your holiday home in Europe

Over the last year we have seen an increase in English speaking customers looking for natural stone for their properties across Europe. 

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Topics: French limestone, ethical sourcing, brexit

The trends in natural stone for 2019 - what will happen in 2020?

Posted by Steve Turner on Wed, Dec 11, 2019 @ 09:30 AM

Trends for natural stone specifiers for 2019 and 2020.

At about this time of year, we like to look back at what our customers were buying over the course of the year and work out which way the trends might go over the next year.

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Topics: French limestone, chamesson, portuguese marble, lavoux

The most majestic French limestone

Posted by Steve Turner on Tue, Nov 12, 2019 @ 09:47 AM

Tuffeau French limestone

The stone that is used as the building material of some of France's most elegant and best known buildings is surprisingly little known outside France.

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Topics: French limestone, tuffeau, listed building

Pierre de Bourgogne

Posted by Steve Turner on Tue, Oct 08, 2019 @ 09:15 AM

Pierre de Bourgogne - multi-coloured limestone from Burgundy

Pierre de Bourgogne, literally "Stone of Burgundy", is a name commonly given to a selection of French limestone that displays the characteristics that we have come to associate with the limestone from this region of France.

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Topics: French limestone, pierre de bourgogne

The French limestones of Paris are in high demand for celebrity projects

Posted by Steve Turner on Thu, Jun 27, 2019 @ 09:31 AM

Parisian Limestone

French limestone from the quarries by the river Oise to the north of Paris has been used for centuries to build the most recognised areas of the French capital city.

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Topics: French limestone, cladding

A new home for French limestone near Reading

Posted by Steve Turner on Thu, Jan 17, 2019 @ 09:47 AM

French Limestone Showroom now open near Reading, Berkshire

We would be delighted to welcome you to our new natural stone showroom in Arborfield, near Reading.

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Topics: our service, French limestone, new address

Frost Resistant limestone - testing is key.

Posted by Steve Turner on Tue, Jul 17, 2018 @ 11:38 AM

Using limestone outside:

Limestone is an ideal material for using outside as paving, as cladding, as building blocks and for sculptures or other bespoke works. The big concern for architects and specifiers is how the stone will weather over the life of the project. 

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Topics: limestone, French limestone, CE Marking, patio, external stone, cladding, frost test

Stone Carving - The Next Generation of Carvers

Posted by Steve Turner on Wed, Apr 25, 2018 @ 12:59 PM

 

Stone Carving - The Next Generation

The work being done by the student stone carvers is amazing, but then, they are being trained by some of the best in the business. 

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Topics: French limestone, sponsorship, sculpture, stone carving

French Limestone for Cladding

Posted by Steve Turner on Fri, Mar 30, 2018 @ 04:14 PM

French limestone for internal and external facade cladding.

At the recent Homebuilding and Renovating Show at the NEC in Birmingham, we had several requests from architects and self builders about the use of natural stone for cladding the external facades of new-build homes.

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Topics: French limestone, ethical sourcing, cladding