Amarestone Natural Stone Blog

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

Ethical Stone Register - why we joined

Posted by Steve Turner on Fri, Oct 18, 2019 @ 04:58 PM

October 18th was Anti-Slavery Day so it seems appropriate to revisit our reasons for joining the Ethical Stone Register.

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Topics: environment, Stone Federation of GB, ethical sourcing

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

What does No-Deal Brexit mean for your natural stone project?

Posted by Steve Turner on Mon, Jul 29, 2019 @ 05:00 PM

Brexit and the impact on imports of European limestone

What will a "No-Deal Brexit" do to prices and lead times?

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Topics: frequently asked questions, brexit

What people really wanted to know about natural stone

Posted by Steve Turner on Tue, Jul 02, 2019 @ 11:16 AM

Environmental concerns start to take centre stage

Apart from the usual questions about colours, sizes and surface textures, visitors to our stand at the Homebuilding Show raised questions about the ethics and environmental impact of choosing hard surfaces for their homes. With natural stone, we can breathe a sigh of relief.

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Topics: environment, choosing natural stone, ethical sourcing

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 One-Stop-Shop for Landscape Designers

Posted by Steve Turner on Thu, May 30, 2019 @ 02:02 PM

Plants and natural stone for hard landscaping all in one place.

Our recent re-location to Pudding Lane Nursery in Arborfield now means that we have the ideal destination for landscape designers.

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Topics: external stone, landscape design

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

We're moving to a new address

Posted by Steve Turner on Mon, Nov 12, 2018 @ 12:03 PM

New address for Amarestone

After more than 16 years at our old warehouse, we are moving.

From November 12th 2018, we will be at:

Pudding Lane Nursery,
Reading Road,

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Topics: 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