On Friday 2nd of December, we were both honoured and delighted to receive the Natural Stone Awards award for Repair & Restoration in the commercial category. Below is a copy of the press release.
2022 Natural Stone Awards Results Announced
On Friday 2nd December, Stone Federation hosted the 21st Natural Stone Awards Ceremony at London’s Leonardo Royal Tower Bridge Hotel.
Taking place every two years, the Natural Stone Awards celebrates the best examples of the use of natural stone in construction projects from across all sectors of the industry, from cladding and external masonry to interiors, and from landscapes through to restoration work.
Local Company Hutton Stone Co Ltd. Based in West Fishwick in the Scottish Borders received the award for Repair & Restoration (Commercial) category for their supply of their own Darney Sandstone for the Cameron House Hotel restoration.
Marcus Paine Managing director said
“We are absolutely delighted that Cameron House Hotel and Hutton Stone Co Ltd have won the award for Repair & Restoration (Commercial) category at The Stone Federation Natural Stone awards.
We were extremely proud to supply the dressed Darney Sandstone to Stirling Stone who did a fantastic job and we were honoured to be part of the team.”
Located within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, Cameron House was devastated by fire in December 2017, leaving the historic B-listed early 19th-century baronial mansion just a shell of a building.
The Judges commented that the masonry work has been undertaken with every care and attention to detail. The applied craftsmanship and approach to controlling all stages of the work have ensured a successful project. The finished results blend effectively with the quality and listed status of the original structure and will help to warrant the continued successful commercial nature of the venture.
Client: @cameronhouselochlomond Cameron House Loch Lomond
Conservation Architect: @simpsonandbrown Simpson and Brown Architects
Architect: @3dreid_edinburgh 3D Reid Architects
Main Contractor: @isg.construction ISG Construction
Principal Stone Contractor: @stirlingstone Stirling Stone
Structural Engineers: @etive_engineering Etive Engineering
Property Consultants: @amicus_property_consultants Amicus Property Consultants
Stone Supplier: @huttonstonecoltd – Darney Sandstone
Stone Federation Chief Executive, Jane Buxey commented that:
“The 2022 Natural Stone Awards has been a fantastic celebration of the very best that this industry has to offer. This year, despite the challenges faced by the industry, the quality and quantity of entries was as high as it has ever been and is testimony to the agility, excellence and professionalism of the companies within the natural stone sector.”
The standard of the winning, highly commended and commended projects was very high throughout the eight categories. The category winners were all exceptional examples of the successful use of natural stone across a wide range of applications, from the crisp façades of the new Chelsea Barracks and the traditional stonemasonry construction on Lancing Chapel’s new West Porch to the expert restoration of Loch Lomond’s Cameron House and the breath-taking, hard-carved cantilevered staircase at Lenaboy, County Dublin.
A notable feature in nearly all the winning, highly commended and commended project was a sustainable project approach, whether that be using locally sourced stone, minimal waste designs or restoring the existing structure to benefit from the sustainability of retrofit.
This comes at a time when an increasing number of architects and clients are realising the whole life carbon benefits of using natural stone over other construction materials.
The Awards Ceremony was compered by sports presenter Jim Rosenthal who was assisted Radio 2’s Steve Madden. We were also joined by our guest presenter, TV presenter, architectural designer and sustainability champion, Charlie Luxton.
The 2022 Natural Stone Awards enjoyed the support and sponsorship of a number of well-respected trade bodies and industry firms including Hardscape, Historic England, Marshalls, Sandberg, SBID, Schluter-Systems and Welsh Slate.