Self Build & Improve Your Home Show 2014

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Nearly 10,000 visitors attend the show each year to get ideas, inspiration and adviceSelf_Build_show on how to build, extend or transform their home. S&N Granite will be displaying some of the finest Stone Paving and Stone Cladding products along with a range of garden ornaments. We are always delighted to offer tips and advice on granite and natural stone products.

We are really looking forward to meeting you at the 2014 Selfbuild & Improve Your Home Show at the CityWest Convention Centre this weekend. It is running from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th and we will be on hand to answer any stone paving or stone product questions you have. We always love meeting new people and this year will be no different!


Check out the details, map, times etc. here: http://bit.ly/SelfBuild-Exhibition-2014


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

What is Stone Cladding?

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stone claddingStone has been used to decorate homes for hundreds of years. Stone cladding allows homeowners to achieve the look of stone construction in a number of different areas of their home – both inside and out.

Stone Cladding is created when natural stone is cut into thin slices this makes it quite light, which allows to be applied to many different surfaces. It is designed the give the look to the surface of stacked stone. The other side of the cladding is left smooth for easy application. There are a number of different methods of installing stone cladding and deciding which one to use will often depend on the surface that it is being applied to.

Stone Material Options and Applications

Stone cladding can be used in a number of different areas in your home both inside and out. A popular area to use stone cladding inside homes is around fireplaces to give the surrounds of the fireplace a stone stacked feel. It is also often used to bring to life one wall, within a room as a feature wall. On the outside of your home slate cladding can be used, providing you with the look of a solid-rock wall whilst adding strength to the home’s structure

To read this article in full and to get more ideas for using stone cladding with your home click here.

At S&N Granite we offer a wide range of stone cladding products that are suitable for both the inside and the outside of your home.  Contact us for more information about our products or drop into our showrooms and see our new paving display area in Camolin, County Wexford, less than an hour from Dublin.

The Benefits of External Cladding Stone Structures

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The exterior of a home or commercial property is the structure’s first defence against extreme weather.

Therefore choosing the right external cladding supplies that will stand up to sun, wind, rain and snow is of paramount importance. More

Our Competitively Priced Exterior Cladding for the Best Overall Home View

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Exterior Cladding Design

External cladding delivers long-lasting beauty and sophistication to your home. A few important factors should be taken into consideration when choosing stone cladding supplier – cladding stones should be crafted from finest materials, they should be strong, dense and durable and most importantly purchased from a reliable stone mason that has years of experience. More