“I am the architect/ client for our new house & have been told I can be the most stubborn, fussy & demanding person to deal with. The house is located in a conservation area & constructed using traditional materials, but with a modern twist, walls are reclaimed Cheshire brick and the roof reclaimed Welsh slate. When designing, I always demand high quality & natural integrity in any of the materials I use. Therefore when it came to the entrance hall, interior grade York stone was our natural choice of flooring material.
Even though we required a relatively small area of Yorkstone, we found it extremely difficult to source the right amount of consistent quality flags. Fortunately we were introduced to Ribble Reclamation, who from the outset were very helpful & spoke with a passion about their approach to York stone flagging. Ribble Reclamation’s Yorkstone Flags are carefully worked by a time served stone mason to ensure they are of a consistent quality of Cathedral grade. The flags are cut & dressed to the dimensions on your plans which means they can supply the quantity of flags you require without any wastage. Once laid out to pattern, Lancashire rainwater is the secret ingredient used to clean the stone & let the stone mason check he’s achieved an ordered randomness for the different colours & patina in the laying pattern. On site, once the stone has been bedded & jointed, water based sealer is added to the surface to enhance & protect the rich natural patina & unique colour of the individual stones.
As an architect the Ribble Reclamation York stone flags ticked all the boxes aesthetically & with my client hat on it made commercial sense too. Firstly, there is a great benefit in seeing the floor laid out in its entirety before it is brought to site. Secondly, with the flags cut to your actual plan there is no wastage, so you’re not paying for something you will not use. Finally, with the stone being cut to plan, it is quicker & more cost effective to lay. Our installers, as they stood admiring their work with pride, commented that it was the best quality stone they had ever laid. We made the right decision to get our York stone floor from Ribble Reclamation, it is stunning product & without fail gets the most admiring comments. A York stone floor of this quality can make a project & I would have no hesitation in recommending Ribble Reclamation’s York stone floor to anyone.”
David Lydgate (Architect & Client) – Manchester
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