Haddonstone At 50 – 5 Things That Make Us Different

This year, Haddonstone celebrates its 50th anniversary. With half a century of experience in producing the highest quality architectural stonework, our team has the skills, knowledge and experience to expertly support almost any project requirements.

In this week’s blog we walk you through what makes Haddonstone different and how we can help you to deliver your projects smoothly and efficiently.

1. The highest-quality material options on the market today

50 years ago, our founder used just one material to create a limited range of Home and Garden designs.  Fast forward to 2021 and we now offer three high-specification material options, meaning that we can create bespoke and standard components to suit your unique project requirements.  Our cast stone also exceeds British manufacturing standards.  As a founding member of the United Kingdom Cast Stone Association (UKCSA), we ensure that all of our products exceed the strict quality and technical performance criteria defined in their specification.  Our materials:

  • Haddonstone, a semi-dry cast limestone with a surface texture, feel and strength similar to Portland or natural stone
  • TecStone, a wet-cast limestone designed to meet demanding performance and strength criteria, which can be structurally reinforced
  • TecLite, our glass fibre-reinforced concrete, with a high strength to weight ratio that makes it ideal for retro-fit, new build and timber frame projects.

Over 50% of high-grade natural limestone is included in our cast stone mixes.  This makes our cast stone one of the highest-quality cast stone options on the market today.

In addition to this, we are proudly committed to supporting long-term sustainability, which is why we source our limestone from an environmentally responsible, UK supplier.

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2. First class capabilities catering to all requirements

Our technical facilities and expertise have grown significantly over the past 50 years.  In the UK, we manufacture all our clients’ standard and bespoke cast stone components from our Northamptonshire manufactory.

We make all our own moulds as part of our manufacture process and maintain full control throughout the manufacture process.  So in turn, we can ensure that all our clients receive the highest quality stonework on the market today, and to their exact project specification.

  • Our production facilities cater for lightweight retro-fit designs to large structural units
  • An extensive mould shop and studio allows us to fulfill all project requirements
  • bespoke colour and material match service means we can meet your exact needs
  • Our expertise in using the latest in 3D technology, as well as more traditional techniques, means we can create exact replicas of original components for restoration and replication projects.

3. Friendly, reliable and knowledgeable customer service

Our award-winning Building and Construction team are renowned for their exceptional customer service and expertise.  Dedicated project managers support our clients every step of the way, from specialist pre-project support, through to continual post-project assistance.  By maintaining complete control throughout each and every project, our team ensures that all our clients receive a positive experience with Haddonstone.

  • Design assistance: working with technical drawings, or simply a photograph, our team will work with you to achieve your unique goals
  • Pre-project planning: we offer our clients a tailored consultation before getting started with their projects, to ensure every complexity and eventuality is covered
  • On-site technical support: our team are able to attend your site, for a small charge, to take all the necessary information for product drawings in one visit
  • Drawings: we always supply our clients with drawings before manufacturing commences, to ensure everything is correct (they can also be used as installation schedules by contractors)
  • Post-project support: our technical team will always support with the best advice, regardless of the age or origin of your original stonework (and if we can’t help, we will advise on other specialists in your area).
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4. Cast stone that meets and exceeds industry standards

To ensure we are always at the forefront of solution development for all our clients, we are fully committed to continued research, development and investment in our facilities.

As a founding member of the United Kingdom Cast Stone Association, we are dedicated to meeting and exceeding both industry standards and the strict levels of technical performance requirements of today.  The following are just some of the activities we carry out as part of our rigorous Quality Assurance procedures:

  • Computer batch controlling ensures you receive the exact mix and colour consistency time and time again
  • Automated tracking systems monitor the performance of each batch
  • Regular testing of our materials and products, including by independent experts, ensures we exceed industry standards (including water absorption, compressive strength and fixing pull-out tests).
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5. The capability to cater for projects of all kinds

Over the past 50 years, we have partnered with a broad range clients, each with their own, unique project requirements.  From private residential clients looking to create their dream home, to builders, designers, architects and developers working on a wide range of new, retrofit and restoration projects.  Some of our favourite projects have been:

View the breadth of our project capabilities:

Haddonstone case studies
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Ready to help with your next project

Our experienced and friendly team has been helping clients complete their projects, in the UK and across the world, for the past 50 years.

Whether you have a new project in mind, or would like to chat through some ideas, our team are on hand to assist you.

Arrange your free project consultation today.

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