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

Our high grade Delph Stone walling has been used for a landscaping project in Barnsley West Yorkshire working alongside Boutique Builders in Barnsley. The project was to build a stone wall along with the quoins and edges as well as the 360 degree  feature enclosing the tree.

Deliveries can be arranged by our own fleet of vehicles, from two bags on one of our small tippers up to 12 bags on our crane unload lorry, see more on our delivery page.

Up to 26 bags can be delivered in one visit using our articulated flatbed truck (own unload required).

Bulk loads of up to 18 tonnes can also be delivered loose using our skip lorries.

  

 

 

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.

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reclaimed slates for cheaper roofs

We’re pleased to announce we now have a new range of Indian roof slates available, and to kick off the new product, we’ll help you save money on your new roof.

If you’re planning work on your roof (whether you’re replacing old tiles, building an extension, maintaining a listed building, or undertaking a barn conversion), you’ll likely need to buy new slates. Buy them from us, and we’ll buy your existing stone slates.

Trade in your old stone roof tiles, we’ll make you an offer, and if you sell them to us, you can use the money we give you to help fund the work for your new roof.

About Indian Slate

Indian roof slates are a great alternative to reclaimed roof slates. They’re versatile and affordable, and a range of finishes means they’re perfect for any project, whether it’s a new home or in a conservation area.

Our Indian roof slates are available in the following colours:

  • Holmfirth Buff (Raj Green Natural)

  • Pennine Aged (Raj Green Dyed)

Our slate can be dyed to order in a range of shades to suit older properties, and are also available in a turned finish.

Because they come in a standard size, our Indian roof slates will save you a significant amount of money on fitting, and when you trade in your old slates, you can save even more.

If you’re planning an extension, or need to replace your old roof, call the Abacus Stone Sales yard on 07711 997 026 to discuss your project and get a quote.

Reclaimed Yorkstone flags are a popular choice with people laying a new patio, creating a garden path or adding steps to a landscaped area. There are a number of other materials suitable for the jobs, such as bricks and concrete paving slabs, so why do so many homeowners prefer reclaimed Yorkshire stone flagstones?

1. Yorkstone is famed for its durability and once the flags are laid, they will last more than a lifetime. Reclaimed natural stone has usually been in use for decades before being removed from its original property, but as the many stone-built period homes across the country show, the material lasts for hundreds of years.

2. One thing that makes Yorkstone such a popular choice is that it looks great. As it is a natural material, each flagstone has an individual appearance and this is enhanced as they weather, so reclaimed flags have real character.

3. Reclaimed Yorkshire stone is an environmentally-friendly option, as it is recycled from demolition sites. Although it may be more than a century old, its hardwearing qualities mean it would be a real waste not to reuse it.

4. It is simple to maintain a Yorkstone patio or path, as it does not require any treatment after being laid in order to cope with the weather. There is also no need to worry about chips, as Yorkshire stone weathers quickly and damage soon blends in; unlike with concrete paving or bricks, which usually need to be replaced if they are damaged.

5. The desirability and durability of Yorkstone means it often costs more than the alternatives. However, opting for reclaimed flagstones instead of newly-quarried stone is a good way to save money.

Click here to find out more about reclaimed Yorkstone flags from Abacus Stone Sales, or call the yard on 07711 99 70 26 for full details of our current stock.