Our sister company Hardstone was first founded in 2003 by Robert Pickard. With 25+ years experience in the Sheffield builders merchant scene under his tool belt, his expertise in and extensive knowledge has allowed him to build up great trading relationships with suppliers in the UK, India, China and Italy to name a few.
Because of these excellent relationships and smaller supply chain it allows us to offer a much better price. It also allows us to focus highly on developing practical solutions to ethical trade that deliver benefits for workers. Hardstone ensure that the suppliers are all members of the ETI which is a unique organisation bringing together global companies, trade unions and NGOs
With ranges extending from more traditional natural sandstone and limestone to the contemporary and stylish porcelain paving.
Concrete Concrete paving is a versatile and cost effective option for garden paving. Concrete mixture is usually mixed with dyes and then left in a mould, these molds can even be made using real paving slabs to mimic natural stone more accurately. The slabs are then vibrated which gives them extra strength and are left to dry, this process is called curing. Sometimes different aggregates and materials are added to create different textures, some of which are made from reconstituted slabs. Because of the way concrete slabs are made the design possibilities are endless. Straying away from a regular concrete slab some manufactures mimic natural sandstone and limestone or even wooden stepping stones.