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Material Matching

Renovation programmes and historic build projects usually require stone material matching, which is something that our experts can help with.

It is vital to replace damaged or missing stone elements with the same material, or find the next best alternative if the exact match is no longer available. The problems associated with making an incorrect material match for your public or commercial project can have a huge impact on the overall look and performance of your scheme.

Through a consultative approach our teams will be able to identify the best material for you. They can refer to our unique and extensive geological sample library, an impressively detailed collection originally started by our Chairman Michael Heap back in 1978. The library features hundreds of materials sampled at quarries from all over the world and uses an innovative coding system that helps to identify different stone materials to the exact quarry they were taken from.


Over time supply from specific quarries can become depleted and some materials can be discontinued, meaning that occasionally it can be tricky to find an exact match every time. However, there’s always a suitable alternative and with our knowledge you can be assured that there is nobody better placed to help you to find it. Our in-house team include experienced geologists, who will try to identify the technical aspects of your material and help you to find the closest substitute – in both performance and appearance.

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