We’ve been supplying this wonderful project in Hampshire for the last five years and it’s finally completed. The property is an impressive Manor House that was built in the 19th century using predominantly British materials. When the current owner decided to completely renovate the building and its grounds they wanted to preserve the style of the building and have the new parts of the property blend seamlessly with the old. The answer, in terms of materials, was to use our beautiful Old Reclaimed York Flagstones as the paving choice. An elegant timeless stone that some say is really the only choice for a country property. To complete the English Heritage Cocktail Reclaimed Street Setts were used to edge pathways and sections of the paving while Chalk Knapped Flint was used within the walling and as risers for steps. The craftsmanship on this build is really what elevates the project. The contractors picked through the Reclaimed Setts so that they could use thinner/narrower ones on the inside of curves and thicker ones on the outside of bends. The flint panels were precisely built with very narrow mortar gaps which looks stunning.
The star of the show in the exterior part of the grounds is this beautiful outdoor kitchen and dining area complete with brick and flint pizza oven! The client loves this space and has spent a lot of time with friends out there over the summer. The paving is our gorgeous Reclaimed York Flagstones and we think they look beautiful in the sunshine! This paving is perfect for period country buildings as it blends perfectly with the rest of the construction materials. The property also features precise construction work with our Knapped Flint – used as risers for steps as well as featuring as panels within the exterior walls. You may also spot our Reclaimed Street Setts as they were used as cobbled driveway areas and edgings for the paving.