Specialists in the design, supply and fixing of granite, marble, limestone, slate cladding and flooring for prestigious architectural projects. We cover all manner of contracting work ranging from simple shop fronts to major office blocks, banks, hotels and shopping centres. Our experience in wide ranged from project type to georahical location. Our clients include Architects, Developers, Building Contractors and shop and office fitters throughout the U.K.
Granite and Marble Services Limited offer a total package from initial design to provision of detail and fixing drawings, selection of materials from worldwide sources and on-site installation. Alternatively, we will detail and supply materials only if required.
Available in a wide range of colours and textures, these superb materials will add light and shade to floors, walls and surfaces in general, both internally and externally providing the Architect and Designer with additional features and finishing options. But visual attraction is not the only attribute of natural stone. These materials are physically strong providing long-lasting, hard-wearing surfaces that in most cases outlive the building itself.
Natural stone has been used for cladding to buildings for centuries. It is durable, hardwearing and resistant. Granite remains popular due to its durability and hardness and such properties make it suitable for use in the English climate and remaining their durability for years.
Marble being used externally should have a honed finish as polished marbles would lose their shine in the English climate. Other materials such as limestone which range in colour from pale ivory to yellow are becoming increasingly popular as their effect gives a “softer” tone to a building.
Stone cladding is available in panel sizes and thickness to suit the location. The only restraint is the physical handling of the finished product. All fixings for cladding are manufactured from stainless steel, their type and use are dependent on the stone and the structure of the building.
Granite, marble, limestone and slate are all suitable for use as flooring, the proviso being that the finish supplied is suitable for the application in question. The size of the tile should not exceed 0.6m2. Quantities can be supplied from a small quantity for residential projects to thousands of square metres suitable for contracts such as shopping centres. Natural stone tiles are laid using either and traditional sand and cement bed or thin bed adhesives depending on the thickness of the stone and bed available.
We are also pleased to carry out restoration work to any project involving natural stone. Our experienced operatives have many years of experience using both modern and traditional products and methods to ensure the finished product is as near to the original as possible.
Restoration to floors can be carried out overnight to ensure as little disruption as possible and again, modern methods can restore a floor to an almost new appearance and also ensure that the floor can be walked on the following day.
Throughout any process, care and attention to detail is given by our operatives to ensure noise, dust and any disruption to the client is reduced to the absolute minimum.