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Stone Applications are proud to be the only UK company that provides specialist and dedicated stone specification consultancy services, supported by our design, fabrication and installation operations.
Stone Applications collaborates with top 100 architectural practices, interior design studios, major house builders and principal contractors covering all aspects of specification consultancy. We offer a free specification and technical consultancy service to architects & designers.
We are more than just buyers of natural stones. We build local partnerships and long-term relationships with major producers & factories across 26 international countries ensuring an unrivalled supplier network. We source products you simply can’t get anywhere else, allowing you to deliver projects that stand out against repetitious common materials supplied by our competitors. Our rigorous quality checks by directly employed quality inspectors include all aspects of block inspection, production line control management, and packaging.
Whether you’re an Architect or designer, A developer or contractor, we can help to save you both time and money on your stonework package.
Please review our consultancy case studies and other sections to see how we have helped our clients in the past, and perhaps get an idea of how we can help your company in the future.
Stone Applications is built on a wealth of expertise in the specification and technical application process.
Our in-house consultants have been helping architects, interior designers, contractors and developers specify and select the correct stone for over 30 years. Our detailed technical & product knowledge and our ability to ensure compliance with the latest Building Regulations means you don’t need to know the latest minute detail of CE Marking and the Codes of Practice - we’ll do it all for you. click on Architects & Designers sections to find out more.
Similarly, as contractors and developers you can’t be expected to know the ‘ins and outs’ of every trade. If you find yourself with the responsibility for a stonework package, and you want to avoid an expensive learning curve, click on Contractors & Developers sections to find out more.
Our expert knowledge means our products are repeatedly specified in NBS/M40 specifications as a supplier of choice.
It is our knowledge that has led us to work with leading architects, designers, and blue-chip principle contractors, securing landmark projects and maintaining our status as not only a market leader but your company of choice.
Sourcing the right products for Stone Applications is an aspect we are fully committed to. We are more than just buyers of natural stones. We build partnerships and long-term relationships with quarries across 26 international
countries ensuring an unrivalled supplier network. We are always searching for new quality materials and forging new partnerships.
Our local presence in key destinations combined with directly employed team of quality inspectors to work alongside our suppliers guarantees that all aspects of the supply chain adhere to Stone Application’s incredibly high-quality standards.
Stone Applications ensure excellence in every aspect. We have a robust and detailed product inspection process which guarantees the delivery of premium products. Quality is not just measured in our finest products; our qualified experts ensure you receive the unique and tailored advice through our technical and cost consultancy work. We are not just a supplier; Stone Applications is a market-leading natural stone specification consultancy practice, giving you access to our framework.
We won’t hide behind data; all our clients will have access to samples and slab imagery throughout the project lifecycle. We build trust with our suppliers and customers to make sure all projects run as smoothly as possible, with no unwelcome surprises when products arrive on project sites.
Our technical expertise in material specification and installation methods makes us a Consultancy of choice for leading architects and designers, contractors and developers.
Our in-depth knowledge of natural stone, quartz and other surface materials, and their many applications has enabled us to be the only UK company with qualified specialists providing a dedicated and comprehensive specification consultancy service. Each team member has decades of specialist knowledge so you can be sure of expert advice; whether it is technical stone knowledge, product selection, cost consultancy, value engineering, quality assurance or planning and design; we can help you.
The unexpected is commonplace in design and build projects, yet our experts have come across most issues and are well known for being solution-driven and determined to help clients to achieve their vision and overcome any problem along the way.
In any stone project, managing the supply chain carefully is critical. Stone Applications has presence in the UK, Turkey, and Italy as well as managing suppliers across the globe. With a reinforced and impeccably maintained strong supplier network, we receive premium products of the highest quality at the best prices possible. This is achieved by the fact we have local presence in key destinations providing access to best producers and processing factories, we use these advancements to drive down production costs on projects.
We carefully review and improve every aspect of the process from the quarry to your project. We are experts at all matter concerning natural materials and technical application. From timescales, product testing and enhanced quality management, we adhere to extremely high standards across our network.
With Stone Applications, you have a trusted supply chain and a wealth of expertise in every single project.
Through detailed analysis and extensive cost-controlled procurement, our experts will help to improve the value of your stone project by reducing the cost while ensuring quality is not compromised. We have a proven track record of enabling significant savings, with some of our latest projects reaching savings of over £1 Million.
Our successful value engineering strategies consider both the products and construction mechanisms used but also the long-term maintenance costs.
Stone Applications deliver impeccable service through industry-leading specification consultants to give you innovation and enhanced design while streamlining processes and improving the cost effectiveness. Our team of specification consultancy experts not only crunch the numbers to control the cost, but their creativity can offer improved design functionality as well as the all-important aesthetics.
Through advising cost consultancies, our tried and tested techniques in stone procurement ensure value through every step of the supply chain for a successful and cost-efficient project.
Our in-house consultants have worked with architects and interior designers over several decades, the comment below sums up the one thing that causes the most concern, time and time again.
“The stone looks amazing and the client is pleased, but following installation, we discovered the product wasn’t fit for purpose. Now someone is going to have to pay for it to be replaced.”
No architect or interior designer wants to make that statement. And no one wants to ask: "What's the cost of replacing stonework? And who's going to pay for it?" But with the new European Standards, natural stone specification is more complex than it used to be. We're asked these questions far more often than you might think.
Is the design team at fault for specifying the wrong product? It’s far better to minimise your risks before the stone is installed rather than hope for the best or count the cost afterwards.
Our highly knowledgeable team of consultants have been helping architects and interior designers specify and select the correct stone for 30 plus years. Our detailed technical knowledge of stone and our ability to ensure compliance with the latest Building Regulations means you don’t need to know the minute detail of CE Marking and the Codes of Practice - we’ll do it all for you.
Whether you’re selecting marble, granite, limestone, sandstone and quartzite for interior or exterior applications, we’ll work alongside you to ensure your specification only includes stone that works in the environment you want them to. Contact us to discuss the stonework for your project.
We form long-term relationships with all of our clients, thanks to our understanding and commitment to project success. It is these relationships which make us a go-to company for many leading architects, designers, and contractors. We are proud to be the first choice for some of the biggest build projects.
If you want to find out how our services could be of benefit to you without incurring any costs, for any project and in any application. All you have to do is email us the project details and your requirements.
for more information or advice call us on 020 7738 7212
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Finding the balance between competitiveness and quality is a challenge for most of the trade packages you procure, but when you take into account an expensive, unpredictable natural material with notoriously long lead times, that challenge just got even bigger.
We’ve known commercial managers with years of experience whimper with apprehension when they are handed the ‘poisoned chalice’ of stone procurement! Usually the entire site team from the Contracts Director to the Site Agent all know that it’s important to let the stone contract early. Yet it rarely happens. Why? Is it because it’s difficult to compare tenders? Is it complacency on the part of the QS? Or could it be more to do with confidence?
You can’t be expected to know the ‘ins and outs’ of every trade. If you find yourself with the responsibility for a stonework package, and you want to avoid an expensive learning curve, feel free to call on our 30 plus years of stone contracting experience. We can show you how to reduce costs, minimise your risk and deliver your project successfully. We offer this as a free service to Contractors and Developers.
Whether your stone package is for internal fit out, external stone cladding or hard landscaping, we’ll work with you to ensure the material and installation is fully compliant with the Building Regs, and is delivered on time and on budget. Contact us to discuss the stone package for your project.
If you want to find out how our services could be of benefit to you without incurring any costs, or you would like to discuss the VE options for any stone, on any project and in any application. All you have to do is email us the project details and your requirements.
for more information or advice call us on 020 7738 7212
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