CED Stone Group celebrates 40 years

Over the last four decades, we’ve worked hard to stay at the forefront of the landscape industry and fulfil the needs of an ever-changing market. My father, Michael Heap, founded CED in it’s present guise back in 1978. There was no company like CED in the UK - nobody else supplied unusual or special stone materials like we did. Quite simply, CED led the way. In some respects, other companies in the market have copied us here and there – but nobody offers the whole range of hard landscaping… Continue reading ...

This news posted on 26th Sep 2018

Using British Stone - by CED Stone Group Managing Director Giles Heap

We all know that the UK currently imports huge amounts of stone from China and India. Interestingly though, for commercial and public realm projects, we are seeing more and more clients choose European stone over Indian or Chinese stone despite the higher associated costs. Why? More often than not this is simply because quality European stone from countries like Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany and France can be imported with quicker lead times.

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This news posted on 31st Aug 2018

Chester Zoo Goes Wild For CEDEC Silver Footpath Gravel In The Wild Worlds Garden Festival

The CED Stone Landscape North West – Corfe Depot team have been working closely with local award-winning landscaping company Landstruction, whose private and commercial operations cover North Wales and the of the North of England. Design and Construction Manager Tom Bannister initially contacted the depot as they needed some advice for one rather fragrant garden…

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This news posted on 31st Aug 2018

Our Approach To Ethical Trading - by Guest Blogger Calum Fraser, CED’s Commercial Division Director

As one of the leading stone companies in the UK’s landscaping industry, we consider it our duty and responsibility to conduct our business in an ethical manner, a value that we prioritise across the board at CED Stone Group. We dedicate a lot of time and resources to monitor and map our worker factories and then act to remedy and improve ethical sourcing issues.

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This news posted on 17th Aug 2018

CED Stone Group Is Going Global! Introducing Our New Division; CED North America Inc.

It’s an exciting time for us at the moment, as we announce that our CED Stone Commercial division is growing and expanding into new overseas territories! Our newly established CED Stone North America Inc. will supply natural stone and hard landscaping products to public, commercial, trafficked and pedestrian landscape projects in the Canadian and North American markets.

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This news posted on 19th Jul 2018

RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2018 - Sponsored Gardens - Part Two

Following on from our previous RHS Hampton Court Flower Show post, we take a look at the next round-up of RHS Hampton Court Flower Show gardens that have used our products…

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This news posted on 5th Jul 2018

RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2018 - Sponsored Gardens - Part One

We’ve been delighted to have our natural products feature in so many amazing RHS Hampton Court Flower Show Gardens this year! Our materials have been used in some truly brilliant, creative ways. Here’s our final round up of all the gardens…

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This news posted on 5th Jul 2018

Porphyry Setts Down The Garden Path: Alexandra Noble’s ‘Health And Wellbeing Garden’ At RHS Hampton

A few months back, Alexandra and Ed Burnham from Burnham Landscaping came to visit us at our London East – West Thurrock depot to discuss the design with our Managing Director, Giles Heap. Alexandra presented her designs to Giles, which included some very narrow, tightly curved paths that would circle around different sections of the garden.

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This news posted on 4th Jul 2018

CED Stone Group Sponsor ‘Evolve: Through The Roots Of Time’ Feature Exhibit at RHS Hampton Court

Back in May this year, we were approached by Gemma Lake, RHS Hampton Court Palace’s Show Manager. Gemma asked us if we would be interested in working collaboratively with the RHS to create ‘Evolve: Through the Roots of Time’; a large educational feature garden planned for the show. After supporting and sponsoring numerous show gardens and tradestands at RHS flower shows over the years, we were very excited to contribute our expertise and materials to this show-stopping build!

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This news posted on 29th Jun 2018

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