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Random Redressed Yorkshire Stone For New Build Project In Devon

Random redressed Yorkshire Stone supplied by Abacus Stone Sales for a new building project in Devon.

We recently supplied our random redressed Yorkshire stone for a new build project Devon, the customer wanted to bring a slice of Yorkshire to Devon using the contemporary new Yorkstone. As you can see from the images, the stone is beautifully dressed and cut for purpose and ready to build. As the project moves along, we will update this blog post to show you the progression of the work and new build.

More and more homes are being built throughout the UK using Yorkstone and it’s not unusual to see Yorkshire stone in London, Birmingham, Exeter, Brighton and the home counties. Check out the gallery below of the build project supplied by us here at Abacus Stone Sales.

We supply the best authentic Yorkshire stone for building, roofing and paving/driveways throughout the UK including London where we supply our stone for multiple purposes, if you are looking to build your home and add value and character then we can supply the right building stone for you. Why not call the yard for more information on 07711 99 70 26

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Supplying Yorkshire Stone for Urban Wilderness project Bloom in York

Abacus stone sales have just supplied some Yorkshire Stone Boulders for Urban Wilderness project Bloom. The Brief was  to find some medium sizes boulders for this urban garden, bringing the moorlands in to the city.

Urban Wilderness sent there designer over on the train and we collected him from the station and took him to pick the rustic boulders ( these were some boulders stones we had stored on a farm and have been there for over 20 years and we just go get them now and again for just such projects ) then we drop him back at the station after he had selected his 8 boulders.



Hi Allan & Team, Firstly a massive thanks from myself and the studio for your support with Bloom in York! We are just collating all the media coverage, photographs and videos from the build and festival. We have been informed by McArthurGlen (Client) and also the curator of Bloom! Festival Lotte Inch, that they have received some very positive feedback. We are now also looking to put it in for a Landscape Institute award under the Design for temporary landscape category.

URBAN WILDERNESS: https://twitter.com/urban_wild

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Random Walling Stone Supplied for Building Project in Menston

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We are over the Moon for Supplying Richard Clegg for another Chelsea Flower Show Win

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The Yorkshire Garden – 1st In Royal Chelsea Garden Show!

Well Yorkshire reigns supreme at the Royal Chelsea Flower Show in London. On a beautiful warm spring day The Yorkshire Garden looked stunning and was so well designed that you could be forgiven for thinking you were in stunning Yorkshire Dales.

In helping the Yorkshire Garden win the top spot, we were asked to supply some of our natural Yorkstone Flags and reclaimed natural weathered stone from our local quarry in Honley West Yorkshire.

For the event we supplied different types of natural and reclaimed stone from the event.

Chelsea flower show stone by Abacus

The Yorkshire Garden in full force in the beautiful sunshine

We supplied the following stone:

  • Most of the stone not the field wall
  • The flag stones on the path
  • Reclaimed stone for the bridge
  • The window lintels
  • The roof slates
  • The stone ridges on the roof
  • The quoins up the corners
  • And some of the drystone walling

Our Yorkshire stone has long been regarded as the best Yorkshire stone with natural quarries in the stunning countryside of West Yorkshire that is synonymous with this county. Adding our Yorkstone to this project really brought an authentic feel to garden which helped the florists in creating the ultimate Yorkshire Garden and as proud Yorkshire folk we are over the moon that we came 1st!

Well done to all involved!

If you want to read more about the event, please click the button below to visit the page.




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Californian Home Completed Using Yorkshire Stone From Abacus

You might remember from our earlier post where a customer of ours Scott Wilson sourced the finest Yorkshire stone and Yorkstone Flags for paving their Californian home to bring a touch of Yorkshire to the West Coast of the USA.

Well Scott has been kind enough to send over the completed pictures of his Californian paving and we think the Mexican masons have done a fantastic job.

Scott wrote:

Hello Allan,

Following up on my earlier email I thought you would appreciate seeing how we used the remainder of the Yorkstone pavers at our home project.

Happy as we were with the front walkway and the smaller pavers, we had no idea of the impact of using the larger pavers for the patio on the north side of the house. The courses ranged from 18″- 26″ and at the recommendation of a more experienced mason, we decreased the joint size slightly due to the near-perfect squareness of the pavers.  The net result was a more monolithic sweep of stone that seems like it has been in place for years.  We so loved the look and feel of the large pavers that we used the leftovers to extend the stone stairs at the north with in-ground courses that transition to a gravel terrace beyond.

We finished the work just in time for our son’s wedding and the guests at the reception were all praising the wonderful feel and look of the Yorkstone.  I am grateful to have found your company and its fine products and wish you continued success.

With best regards,

Scott Wilson AIACalifornian Homeowner

Please feel free to scroll through the images to grab some inspiration for your next paving project, here at Abacus we deliver our stone worldwide and have the best selection of reclaimed and new stone from Yorkshire available and can cut and press to your requirements.

As you can see this Californian home is the talk of the town and is definitely unique, but we are seeing more and more homes around the world using Yorkstone for their paving projects with it being so unique and weathers beautifully. You can really tell the difference when you see real natural Yorkshire stone no matter whether it’s reclaimed or new building stone.

For more information on our huge array of Yorkshire stone from our own quarries here in Honley Yorkshire speak to a member of our team today!

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Random Walling Stone Supplied for Gilling Old Mill Wedding Venue

Random Walling Stone Supplied for Gilling Old Mill Wedding Venue in North Yorkshire

Abacus Stones Sales have supplied Random Walling Stone for Gilling Old Mill wedding venue in Richmond North Yorkshire. The barn has been beautifully built with our stone and looks stunning set in the rolling Yorkshire countryside. Overlooking two large wildlife lakes and beautiful gardens, it is the perfect setting for your wedding reception. It has been built using the highest quality workmanship and materials and can seat up to 120 wedding guests.

Random walling stone really provides a stunning clean stone feel to buildings and weathers beautifully over time. When you choose our random walling stone it can be cut and colour matched to your requirements by our master stone masons from our Holmfirth quarries so you know that you only get exceptional quality of stone whether you choose reclaimed stone or new stone.


What is Random Walling Stone ?

Random Stone Walling has the same durable properties as all Yorkshire stone and comes with a weathered appearance, but the fact it is supplied in non-uniform shapes and sizes means costs are relatively low compared to the alternatives.

Here at Abacus Stone Sales, we have supplied random walling stone for use in large barn conversions, boundary walls, garages, retaining walls, houses, extensions, cladding, landscaping projects, feature garden walls and as a cobbled-style section of a driveway. We have a large stock of reclaimed random walling stone at the yard and our experts will help to ensure you find the right materials for your project.

Looking for Random Walling Stone? Call the Abacus Stone Sales yard today on 07711 997 026 or complete the enquiry form below with details of your Random Walling / Backing Stone requirements to find out more about our stock, prices and delivery.

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5 imaginative uses for Yorkstone


Yorkstone’s natural durability and beautiful appearance has made it one of the most popular construction materials and a preferred choice for houses, driveways and public spaces across the UK.

It is also a highly versatile material that can be used to give your home and garden a unique, characterful feel. The possibilities, from fireplaces to water features, are endless and below are just a few ideas to kick-start your imagination.

Garden terrace

Reclaimed Yorkstone flags are the perfect material for creating a rustic looking feature in any garden. In this example, Cheshire-based Topia Garden Design used them to make a terrace area for seating and raised beds.

Dry stone wall raised beds

Dry stone walling isn’t just for farms and it can add a real touch of style in gardens. Here, London-based The Garden Builders have used it to create raised beds around a Yorkstone patio.

Garden seat

Wirral-based Native Landscape Design created this bench from walling stone and flags, with the finished seat both practical and an eye-catching feature. As it’s Yorkstone, you can be sure it will outlive any wooden or plastic garden furniture by many years.

Door step

You don’t need a grand porch to make a feature of the entrance to your home, as this simple but attractive door step created by Gardens Galore of Perthshire demonstrates.

Roof terrace

If you are lucky enough to have a property big enough for a roof terrace, Yorkstone flags are the ideal choice to give it some character, as Janet Bligh Garden Designs of Hampshire did here.

Whatever you want it for, Abacus Stone Sales can help you to find the right reclaimed Yorkstone for your project. Call us at the yard on 07711 997026 or contact us via info@abacus-stone-sales.co.uk to discuss your requirements.


Abacus Stone Sales Deliver Yorkstone Paving to California

Abacus Stone Sales were delighted to have supplied our Yorkshire stone paving for a home renovation project in Ojai, California.

The Yorkstone flags were shipped to California in November of last year for use creating an outdoor walkway and large patio area. The flagstones are being installed by local stonemasons.

Our satisfied customer said: “The Yorkstone arrived safely and looks superb in its new home.. The surfaces, textures and colors are far beyond my expectations – very rustic and full of character.

We used the smaller (9 – 16″) stones to make courses for the front walkway and will use the larger stones on a 1000 sq ft patio area on the other side of the house.”

The photos below show the progress of the front garden walkway after floating, grouting and the installation of the field rock border.

If you’re planning a home or garden renovation project, call Abacus Stone Sales on 07711 99 70 26 or email us at info@abacus-stone-sales.co.uk and we’ll help you find the perfect stone for your project, wherever you are in the world.

Mixing Traditional and Contemporary Garden Design

There’s often a misconception that when it comes to gardens, they either just ‘happen’, growing and evolving as additional plants and furniture are added wherever they fit, or they follow a strict set style, with no room for flexibility.

However, some of the best gardens are created when different garden styles are used together, taking elements from both traditional and contemporary designs to create an outdoor space that suits any home. Here are some of the ways you can design a transitional garden…

Tip: When mixing design styles, be sure to make the space either predominantly modern or traditional, with accent pieces of the other. Allowing one design to dominate will keep the overall look cohesive, and prevent it from feeling like everything is fighting for attention.

Scandinavian style

Scandinavian flagstone

 The clean, minimal aesthetic of Scandinavian design has been popular for homes and gardens alike for a number of years now, but taking a largely Scandi garden, and incorporating some elements of traditional design can add a more homely, characterful feel and prevent the space from feeling too clinical.Neatly mowed lawns, minimalist wooden benches, or a simple wooden patio table and chairs like in the above Chelsea garden from Veronica Rodriguez Interior Photography, paired with a rustic reclaimed Yorkstone flag patio and brick or stone wall is a great way to achieve this style.

Urban jungle

tropical patio with Yorkshire stone

Leaning more on the modern side is this stunning ‘urban jungle’ in London from Antonia Schofield Garden Design. Using riven flagstones alongside reclaimed bricks for the patio gives a natural, yet polished finish, but the overflowing tropical leaves keeps the garden from feeling too manicured (native British plants would also look fantastic here for a woodland inspired space).

Sunken patio

 Traditional patio stylesTraditional gardens with lots of flowers, shrubs and trees are so appealing because they’re great for bringing nature into your home, but they can sometimes feel busy, whereas modern gardens offer a minimalist, peaceful space away from the rest of the home.

Building a modern sunken patio in the midst of a rustic, overgrown traditional garden (like in the above garden in Chiswick from KR Garden Design), can provide a more calming space without compromising on the overall cottage-like feel.

Abacus Stone Sales are a leading supplier of high quality Yorkshire stone. If you’re planning any garden renovations this year, take a look at our full range of new and reclaimed stone, or give us a call on 07711 99 70 26 and we’ll help you find the perfect materials for your project.