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.
Quartzite Quartzite is a metamorphic stone formed when quartz-rich sandstone or chert has been exposed to pressure and high temperatures. These conditions fuse the quartz grains together forming a hard, dense, equiangular rock. Quartzite tends to have a sugary appearance and glassy lustre. Quartzite can appear superficially similar to marble but quartzite is virtually impossible to mark with a metal blade.