CREATE AN INTERIOR DESIGN STATEMENT WITH A NATURAL STONE STAIRCASE OR FIREPLACE
Natural stone staircases are the epitome of grandiosity. Nothing else captures the eye quite as much as the elegant lines of a stone staircase. Using traditional skills alongside modern cutting and carving equipment, stonemasons can create staircases to suit any building style - cantilever, spiral or freestanding, traditional or modern. And whilst natural stone is at home in traditional environments, it can be teamed with stainless steel, glass, or wood for a modern twist.
An elegant, hand-carved, stone fireplace is a lovely feature in any room, as well as providing that much needed warmth in the colder months. If you don’t want to use a ‘standard’ design, draughtsmen are able to turn your ideas into reality using photographs, lifestyle magazine pictures, or even a sketch.
Why choose natural stone?
Natural stone is getting more and more popular with self-builders and homeowners, who recognise the value of investing in this wonderful natural product. By its very nature, limestone is unique; it has character, stability, and opulence. Every piece has distinct flecks of colour and remnants of fossils. And, because it comes from the earth, it’s eco-friendly.
Natural stone is a very strong and durable material so perfect for staircases or fireplace surrounds. It’s easily maintainable, long lasting and only requires minimal maintenance to keep them in the best condition possible.
Limestone and sandstone are most commonly used for stone staircases and fireplaces. Popular types are Portland limestone and York sandstone, which are available in a range of colours.
Natural stone is also now more affordable than ever due to advances in quarrying and processing technology, making the process more efficient.