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How External Cladding Enhances Structures

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External cladding is a method of placing a veneer of one substance over the exteriorExternal Cladding of a building. This provides several benefits to the surface including increasing the resistance to damage and weather, in addition to the increased aesthetics.

 

Resistant: As most external cladding materials are stronger than other materials such as wood, it is much more resistant to damage from outside forces.

 

Protection: Exterior cladding also forms the first line of defence against wind and water from entering the structure, and potentially causing dry rot or degrading the insulation

 

Strength: Another benefit to exterior cladding is its ability to bear & support a structural load.

 

Visual appeal: External cladding effect can add an appealing design to the exterior of any building type. View some cladding effects used on houses here and see for yourself.

 

To read full article on how External Cladding Enhances Structure click here

Mixing & Matching Paving Styles for the Perfect Finish

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Why conform and follow what everyone else does?Sandstone & Limestone Paving “Oh, that’s a lovely patio, it looks just like Tom’s, Pat’s, Mary’s down the road!” We all want something unique that will make our friends say “Wow, now that’s original!”

Our latest article written by stone guru Michael (over 20 years in the stone masonry business) explores how exciting and interesting designing up your new patio can really be.

From traditional twists to enhance the overall sophistication of your stone paving patio to free-style patterns. Choose nice Limestone paving and create a funky courtyard by mixing it up with square and rectangle shaped paving stone.

Now to really add the latest trends to your garden infuse natural plants, into random spots between slabs, border your patio with nice shrubs and even let you’re paving trail of into the grass area of your garden!

Click here to read more of this inspirational article and start designing your next artistic addition to your home!!

Ideas for Garden & Patio Paving Designs

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For driveways, paths and patios nothing quite matches the appeal Sandstone Mint Fossil Pavingof paving stones set in eye-catching paving patterns. Sandstone, limestone and granite paving are all attractive paving materials  in their own right, but when arranged in pleasing designs, they can be elevated into art. A paving design can transform a drive into a unique, outdoor mosaic that instantly establishes a home’s style.

 

The various shapes, textures, colours and sizes of stone paving material inspire a broad spectrum of paving patterns, from precision-cut circular designs to complex combinations of geometrical shapes.  A distinctive patio border clearly marks the point where the patio ends and plantings begin. A driveway bordered in a different shade or pattern of stone helps delineate the parking area from an adjacent walkway.

 

To read full article Ideas for Garden and Patio Paving Designs here…

 

S&N Granite supply top quality paving materials which are meticulously cut to suit your paving design. Contact S&N Granite today to find out more information or visit their showrooms to view all their natural stone products.

Entrance Gate Design Ideas

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Stone gates posts not only convey a feeling of history, security and permanencegranite-rockfaced-cladding-entrance but a sense of the home-owners taste for quality as well. Available in a variety of designs and configurations, entrance gates can be crafted as straight-forward gateways or as sweeping entrances worthy of the grandest estate. Structures can be built from stone blocks or stones or can be covered in rock-faced cladding.

 

For long-lasting style, granite is the optimum choice for driveway gates, but it takes talented stone masons and craftsmen to construct them well.

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Natural Paving Ideas for Your Garden

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The summer is well under way and you may have decided to start creating the ultimate garden of your dGranite-Pavingreams. The cost of choosing natural paving stones for your garden is minimal, but the effects can be dramatic. Breath-taking walkways, secluded ponds, graduated flower beds – just some ideas for your natural paving garden design.

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Where to find a Quality Window Sills Supplier?

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You might not think about them often, but window sills are more important than you realise. For example, did you know rotted sills window sills, window sills Irelandcan cause exposure and water damage to the very foundation of your windows? Did you know that poorly-insulated sills can lead to legitimate health hazards?

 

At S&N Granite, we understand the importance of having quality window sills at prices you can afford. That’s why we only offer the best selections in natural stone for all your home improvement needs.

 

We offer a variety of  exterior home materials, some examples of what we offer:

 

Granite Chamfered Quoin

Granite Rockfaced Quoin

Granite Coarse Quoin

Granite Window Sills

All-Natural Limestone Window Sills

Contact us today at S&N Granite for newer, better window sills. We’ll give you a personal tour of our showroom for an up-close look at our entire range of genuine natural stone. There’s no risk, no obligation and nothing to loose.

Read some of our specialist stone mason articles with advice and tips when considering new window sills here.

Create Outdoor Ambiance with Indian Sandstone Paving

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The subtle texture and colouring of Indian sandstone is making the stoneIndian Sandstone Paving a popular choice for paving drives, patios and paths. When choosing materials for outdoor garden and patio areas it is important to choose stones that will stand up to Ireland’s climate extremes.

 

Installing Indian sandstone paving is both an art and a science. Designs take a keen eye and an artistic sensibility. Ensuring that the gap between each stone is uniform and regular takes skill and experience. With the assistance of the right stockist, homeowners are sure to achieve the right outdoor ambiance with Indian sandstone paving.

 

Indian sandstone Ireland is available in a variety of colours and textures. Indian sandstone has a natural, rustic appeal, but as it has an uneven surface, it requires expert and precise handling something that S&N Granite have become known for.

 

At S&N Granite our stone masons have extensive knowledge of each material to ensure they understand the technique when working with these natural stones. This allows us to create the perfect Garden paving patio tiles to suit your home and will last for years to come.

 

Click here to read full article on how Indian Sandstone can create outdoor ambiance.

You can also visit our website if you have any queries or visit us at our wonderful showroom and outdoor display area in Camolin, Co. Wexford.

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