The work has begun, the very first piece of stone getting cut for this year’s welcome to Yorkshire garden at The RHS Royal Chelsea flower show 21st May 2019. The count down has started, This show takes 1000s of man hours and weeks of hard work to achieve a finished show garden. Stay tuned in for […]

We recently supplied some beautiful grade A Yorkshire stone paving to DS Landscapes run by David Swaley, check out the images below of the way they have mixed and matched the stone perfectly.

People call it Yorkshire stone flags, Yorkstone flags or York Stone – either way it doesn’t matter, there are reclaimed and new stones, but they both look equally as beautiful when they are laid and provide the perfect character to any home or commercial project. Londoners love our Yorkshire stone so much, it’s used throughout Central London right up to Houses of Parliament so if you are looking for the best in reclaimed or new stone then choose Abacus Stone Sales and just speak to a member of our team today.

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.

 

 

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!

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.

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:

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.

 

 

 

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!

 IMAGINATIVE USES FOR YORKSHIRE STONE

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@abacusstonesales.co.uk to discuss your requirements.