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Make 2019 Your Yorkshire Stone Year!

Wow, it’s been hot the last few days which is unheard of for February, this time last year it was -4 degrees and we were shovelling through snow in the quarries, but this year is a different story. We wanted to tell you all about the Yorkshire stone flags we have ready to go from our yard here in West Yorkshire ready for your build project up and down the country.

Ok, so if you are thinking of starting your build early you might be thinking about which type of stone to use, reclaimed stone is perfect if you want to build something that already has that Yorkshire charm and will also be cheaper too, we have tonnes of beautiful reclaimed Yorkshire stone in stock that we have lovingly restored back to its former glory and this stone used right can really add character and charm to any property. The other option is our newly cut sawn stone that we are finding being used across many new builds, you can view some videos of properties recently built with our new stone below.

As you can see this property in Halifax West Yorkshire is stunning and will stand the test of time using our jambs and quoin stones too for the window cills.

Alright, so you’re not thinking about constructing or extending your property but looking at landscaping, then you will want to get the best of the Yorkstone Flagstones we have to offer in our yard, again available in both reclaimed and new stone and can be cut by our expert stone masons to suit your needs. Yorkshire stone flags are used in London and all over the UK as the stone not only weathers beautifully but it’s actually well grained so perfect for non slip in wet English weather.

Whatever you needs are as we come into spring and the better weather starts to mean more building projects, here at Abacus Stone Sales we have a team of expert stone masons with a real passion for reclaimed Yorkshire stone and new stone from local quarries on hand to help you. Speak to a member of our team and make 2019 the year you get your build project done using the best in Yorkshire stone.

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Grade A Yorkstone Paving Makeover

Our Grade reclaimed grade A Yorkstone flags are well known not just throughout Yorkshire but through the whole of the UK. Yorkstone is perfect for paving and is used widely throughout London too, in fact, a lot of London and City of London paving is done in Yorkshire stone as its so durable and looks fantastic.

In this project in Yorkshire our customer is using our Grade A Yorkshire Stone Flags for their patio area along with the gothic style planters.

Here at Abacus Stone Sales, we supply our flagstones throughout the UK and help homeowners and business owners realise their patio and outside flag potential with stone that only makes the grade. You won’t get anything less than the best Yorkshire has to offer with us and our pictures tell the story.

 

 

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Royal Chelsea Flower Show Winners

Further to our announcement of Abacus Stone Sales reclaimed and new stone being used in the overall winner at last years Royal Chelsea Flower Show we have been provided with a video to show you how our magnificent Yorkshire stone helped the judges sway to this wild Yorkshire garden.

Have a look at the video below, we love it and know you will too!

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Using Abacus Stones Grade A Flagstones

We are well known for our grade A flagstones throughout the UK, our Yorkshire stone flags are always of the highest quality and once laid properly will last a lifetime and more. Here at Abacus we believe Yorkshire stone is so unique and beautiful that it will always add value to your property and as a result will also keep your home strong and durable no matter what the weather brings.

Check out some of the Yorkshire stone flags from our Yorkshire quarry in Honley below, just look how stunning they look in the summer sun.

As you can see the Yorkshire stone is so distinct in nature compared to other types of stone like Bath Stone or the Scottish stone you see in and around Edinburgh. Light in colours and weathers darker in the rain, its also very grainy too so perfect for walking on to ensure non slip. If you are thinking of your next project and want to know more about the advantages of using either reclaimed stone or new stone then speak to a member of our team today or come visit our quarry over in Honley West Yorkshire.

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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.

 

FROM URBAN WILDERNESS

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
CHECK OUT THE TIME LAPSE BELOW.
 

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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!