Ibstock walling stone helps enhance ‘upmarket’ gated Grantham housing development
When it comes to a cost-effective alternative to natural stone, Ibstock’s walling stone range is in a class of its own – barely indistinguishable from the real thing!
And, at a time when many construction materials are in short supply, Ibstock’s popular Shearstone product range is in stock and ready for nationwide delivery.
Shearstone Walling Stone is a premium, high-quality product that offers the appearance and weathering qualities of natural stone, but at a fraction of the price. Gavin Hoe, Sales Director (Merchants) from Ibstock commented: “Think about stunning architecture in the UK, and historic towns and cities like Bath, Edinburgh and Lincoln spring to mind, or scenic villages such as the Cotswolds, Yorkshire and Derbyshire.
“The picturesque cottages and neo-classical Georgian buildings found within these areas stand out thanks to their natural stone walling – the hallmark of a bygone age.
Recreating local stone for contemporary properties in such areas is something that specifiers, architects, and house builders strive to achieve in order to keep ‘new-builds’ in the style of the locality.”
Such an approach was uppermost in the mind of Invicta Developments Managing Director David Goodridge when creating an up-market gated community comprising nine 4 and 5 bedroom houses on the Brown Acres site in Belton on the outskirts of Grantham.
David commented: “We wanted our houses to be in keeping with the area of Grantham and natural stone is very much part of the landscape. The Shearstone walling stone was specified in rustic Cotswold Village finish and proved to be very popular with customers. We are so pleased with the result we have specified its use on two further developments.”
Ibstock walling stone comes in a wide range of colour options and are designed to blend in alongside different stone styles throughout England and Scotland. They are constructed of carefully selected blends of local sourced natural aggregates and pigments, which are expertly combined with sand, cement and stones.
The range is available in three different finishes – split, pitched and cottage.
Gavin Hoe concluded: “The beauty of this Ibstock product is that it not only reflects the texture and visual appearance of natural stone, but it also provides homeowners with an exterior that is robust and will require very little ongoing maintenance.”
For further information on Ibstock’s market leading offering, view our Walling Stone range or call 0333 234 3434.