• Why you should choose natural stone for your home’s exterior

      Why you should choose natural stone for your home’s exterior

      When it comes to your home, it’s an investment! But it’s more than an investment in the property itself, it’s also a statement in terms of your personal style. Before people set foot through the door, your home’s exterior aesthetics will provide the very first impression; and one way to ensure the best ‘curb-appearance’ is to introduce natural stone to it’s exterior. Durability API Stone sources natural stone from some of the finest quarries around the UK and Europe. Aside...
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      Build your dream in 2022 with API Stone

      Build your dream in 2022 with API Stone

      Whether you’re looking to undertake a commercial scheme or start your dream home project, API Stone can help you make it happen in 2022. Here are just a few examples of what we can do, to help you achieve your construction dreams. Supply API Stone has been a leading supplier of natural stone in the UK since 2008. During this time, the construction sector has seen many changes and developments, but API Stone has been able to adapt. One aspect of this,...
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      Natural stone cladding can revolutionise your development project

      Natural stone cladding can revolutionise your development project

      Natural stone cladding is the process of applying natural stone as the outer leaf which is to be external to the structure of the building. Natural stone cladding is the perfect exterior solution to improve a property’s weather resistance, thermal insulation or to make it more aesthetically pleasing. Cladding can either be traditional fit at 50mm or 100mm on bed, or a thinner and easily applied rainscreen cladding 30mm or 40mm on bed, all fit on a rail system. While...
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      Conroy Brook Developments Award

      Conroy Brook Developments Award

      2018 CONROY BROOK DEVELOPMENTS AWARD Conroy Brook Developments is one of our longstanding and regular customers. We were delighted to see they have won the residential development of the year award at the Insider Property Awards 2018 for Pennine Gardens, Upperthong. We supplied them with API Beige walling and traditional detailing of heads, cills, mullions, dentils and copings. The whole development creates an image for what API Stone can produce for our clients. As of November 2018, Conroy Brook Developments...
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      Wentworth Limestone Supply Project – Update

      Wentworth Limestone Supply Project – Update

      An update on the Wentworth Limestone Supply ProjectThe Wentworth Estate is one of the UK's most exclusive private neighbourhoods. It is home to some of the most expensive high end builds in the country.  Estate History The Estate was established in the 1920's by W. G. Tarrent, the same builder who developed St George’s Hill in Weybridge. Work stopped during the depression and both world wars therefore the majority of plots were not completed until the 1960's. Recently most schemes...
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      RIBA Sterling Prize Winner

      RIBA Sterling Prize Winner

      The 2018 RIBA Sterling prize was announced this week, the winner is the Bloomberg Building, by Foster + Partners. Priced at around  £1B, it uses 9600 tonnes of the Derbyshire sandstone, Stanton Moor, from Marshalls. The same stone was used over the street on the Victorian court house. Love it or hate it, it is a worthy winner out of this years shortlisted projects. It is the most amount of natural stone used on a central London project in over...
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      Two Main Natural Stone Cladding Types

      Two Main Natural Stone Cladding Types

      Stone Cladding Types: The two main types of anchoring back stone in the construction of large buildings is either: 1) traditional handset (also known as “ashlar”), where the stone pieces are held back by fixings and applied in courses, or: 2) rainscreen, where the stone is positioned on a metal railing system. The design choices for anchoring can be determined by the style and use of the building. Handset / Ashlar Traditional handfixing the stone is still the most common...
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