Supplied stone wins Alnwick Civic Society Award
We are delighted to announce that stone supplied for a job in Northumberland has won the Alnwick Civic Society Award. D. P. Builders fine work at Bailiff Gate, Alnwick with Blaxter sandstone has seen them claim the honour. The company along with architect Vincent Stienlet, joined forces to produce a new doorway at the church. The details for the design were taken from an existing doorway on the building which incorporates two hand carved heads into the design. The original doorway was removed to allow the priest to park his vehicle inside in the 1970's, but it has now been fully restored to it's former self and looks fantastic!
Congratulations to D. P. Builders on their award.
New forklifts arrive
Friday saw us take delivery of two new forklifts at Hutton Stone Co. Ltd. The Doosan Pro 5 Equiped 3.0 tonne forklifts were supplied by Reekie of Coldstream and will be used primarily in our yard for moving various stone around and loading customer orders for transportation.
The forklifts also come with an electro hydraulic personnel platform attachment, which acts as a cherry picker. This will allow us to carryout maintenence at a height, which in the past has meant renting or borrowing the relevant machinery from elsewhere.
Hutton Stone sandstone fits the bill for top London hotel
As the Olympic torch was passing through the region earlier this month, a local company was busy readying something else to send to England’s capital in time for the start of the London 2012 games in a few weeks.
Hutton Stone has found itself in the midst of Olympic spirit after receiving an intriguing order for its sandstone ahead of the Games.
It was approached by Trademark Masons, from Castle Wellan in Northern Ireland after it had been given the job to renovate a top London hotel in time for the Games, which start on July 27.
Together it matched the existing stone at the hotel with that of Swinton Pink sandstone, which is quarried by Hutton Stone.
As the torch passed through the town heading for the capital, the West Fishwick based company was preparing to send its own product to London, although even the best weightlifters in the world would have struggled to carry the load.
The destination for the stone is Claridge’s Hotel in Mayfair, a five star establishment known worldwide for its luxury and historic art deco. It’s a place frequented regularly by stars, socialites and the crowned heads of Europe for over 100 years and declares to have the best afternoon tea in London.
Marcus Paine, managing director at Hutton Stone is delighted to have supplied to such an established and renowned hotel.
He added: “We are terrifically proud to think that stones quarried by us in the Borders and north Northumberland are increasingly being chosen for jobs from London to the Scottish Highlands.
“It’s great for us and great for the area.”
Hutton Stone Co. Ltd. are proud to be associated with the completion of works at the Old College Quadrangle at the University of Edinburgh, which was originally designed and developed in 1789 by architect Robert Adam. Work slowed in 1792 due to a culmination of Adam's death and the outbreak of the Napoleonic Wars. This was followed by the imposition of income tax which halted progress completely. William Henry Playfair was appointed architect in 1817 with his design similar to Adam's although deciding to combine the two courts into a single large quadrangle. In 1827 the building work ceased due to a lack of funds and it is only now, thanks to a generous benefactor, that the project has been completed.
The Quadrangle was opened by HRH Princess Anne in September 2011.
Hutton Stone Co. Ltd. supplied Hazeldean sandstone (excellent match for Craigleith sandstone) for ashlar, plinths, pier stones, cap stones, balusters and cornice for the job.