Haddonstone will launch the Italianate Fountain at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Haddonstone, the UK’s leading manufacturer of fine garden ornaments and architectural stonework, will launch the Italianate Fountain on their exhibit at the 2017 RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Incorporating three entwined dolphins supporting a gadrooned bowl with an egg-an-dart rim, the impressive new Italianate Fountain is ideal for a large pool where a high jet of water can be achieved.

The Italianate Fountain has been recreated from a Victorian cast iron design by the famous Handyside Foundry in Derby. Founded by Andrew Handyside in 1851, the company exhibited at the Great Exhibition and manufactured an incredibly diverse range of designs from Post Office letter boxes to railway bridges and from window frames to street lamps. Famous commissions included the Albert Bridge linking Chelsea to Battersea in London and the National Agricultural Hall in London, now known as Olympia.

Haddonstone at the Chelsea Flower Show

Designed by Simon Scott, a previous Chelsea Show Garden medal winner, Haddonstone’s exhibit will be a classically inspired garden incorporating a landscape folly, water features and other garden ornaments. Following last year’s five star Tradestand Award, Haddonstone will be pulling out all the stops to maintain a high standard of design and planting. Alongside the new Italianate Fountain will be many of the designs from the new Personalised Range of engraved garden ornaments – including obelisks, garden seats, planters, wall plaques, bird baths, sundials and pedestals. Haddonstone will be situated on Southern Row stand SR35.

Haddonstone launches the Highland Firepit

Haddonstone, the UK’s leading manufacturer of fine garden ornaments and architectural stonework, launches the Highland Firepit.

The Highland Firepit is a stylish design suitable for both contemporary and traditional gardens. Ideal for patios, terraces and courtyards, the Highland Firepit provides a unique focal point as well as warmth as the sun goes down!

Haddonstone’s Highland range of garden ornaments including planters, fountains, bird baths and garden furniture provides designs that will complement the Firepit in many garden settings.

The Highland Firepit will be officially launched on the Haddonstone exhibit at the 2017 RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Established in 1971, Haddonstone is the UK’s leading manufacturer of fine garden ornaments, interior and exterior stonework in traditional, classical and contemporary styles. Haddonstone is a unique form of cast limestone with a surface texture similar to Portland stone. The material matures and weathers like natural stone to create a timeless ornament that grows ever more distinguished with age. Haddonstone’s designs range from fountains, planters and bird baths to balustrades, follies and fireplaces.

Based at East Haddon in the rolling countryside of Northamptonshire, Haddonstone has beautiful show gardens and an interior showroom where visitors can see many of the designs in their intended setting. The gardens are open to the public Monday-Friday from 9.00am until 5.00pm (excluding public holidays and the Christmas period). Haddonstone exhibits each year at the Chelsea Flower Show.

Grange dock stock offer now provides full fencing package

Grange Fencing, the leading fencing and decorative garden structures supplier, is offering builders’ merchants and garden centre retailers the opportunity to maximise profit margins across a range of fence panels and accessories, with its recently improved dock stock offer.

This attractive deal, which includes discounted prices across a range of core products, now incorporates the company’s collection of Elite decorative fence panels and gates. Also new for 2017 is the popular Ultimate Range, which includes four sizes of panels and a matching gate, along with the substantial Contemporary Vogue fencing range. Completing the 2017 offer with the inclusion of timber fence posts, Grange is now able to provide a complete fencing solution.

Commenting on the refreshed dock stock package, Head of Marketing Rob Giles said, ‘The current consumer demand for more decorative fencing products is higher than ever before. The newest additions to our dock stock offer enable retailers to benefit from maximum profit margins across some of our most popular products, as well as equip them with all the materials required to provide consumers with a complete fencing package, from panel to post.’

Alongside this popular dock stock offer, retailers can make the most of their chosen product range in-store with the help of the company’s extensive merchandising support. Including informative, product-specific foamex point of sale boards and a space-saving fence panel step display unit, the company offers a comprehensive choice of point of sale materials, enabling stockists to maximise sales at every opportunity.

Available to all Grange stockists, the dock stock offer requires a minimum order value of £2,000 across the range. Retailers interested in working with Grange should call the company on 01952588088 or email sales@grangefen.co.uk or to find out more, visit www.grangefen.co.uk.

GRANGE EXPANDS ULTIMATE RANGE FOLLOWING 2016 SUCCESS

Offering an exciting new approach to the traditional lap panel design, Grange’s revolutionary Ultimate Panel stormed into the fencing market last year, securing over 800 stockists in the process. With the panel’s success showing no signs of slowing down, the company has now expanded the range to include a comprehensive choice of panel sizes as well as the matching Ultimate Gate, providing retailers with a complete fencing collection.

Manufactured using a number of first to the market design-led features, the Ultimate range offers the highest levels of both functionality and aesthetics. Fine sawn, straight cut slats give a smooth-to-the-touch, luxurious finish and the neat, 40mm rebated frame provides a substantial framework for long-lasting quality. What’s more, the Ultimate Panel and gate have been constructed using mortise and tenon joints for enhanced stability, resulting in one of the strongest, most durable panel and gate range on the market.

Alongside these architectural innovations, the Ultimate Panel comes complete with a revolutionized packaging design. Distributed in packs of 18, the panels sit upright on sturdy timber box pallets and are secured by 12mm bands which can be removed in batches of six, allowing for secure transportation and easy storage.

Ultimate gate

The newly expanded collection now includes four different panel heights, ranging from 90cm X 183cm to 180cm X 183cm as well as a matching gate and is available pressure treated Green for better protection against wood rot and decay.

Complete with merchandising materials including an Ultimate range product brochure, step display unit and mini counter top display panel, the collection is well supported on the shop floor, enabling retailers to maximise sales opportunities.

With SRPs starting at £22.99, the Ultimate Range offers an affordable, long lasting alternative to traditional fencing options.

To find out more, visit www.grangefen.co.uk. Retailers interested in working with Grange should call the company on 01952588088 or email sales@grangefen.co.uk

GRANGE’S URBAN RANGE BRINGS STYLE TO SMALL SPACES

Following a period of consumer research, Grange Fencing introduced a minimalistic range of garden structures and planters for 2016, designed to make best use of city gardens. Now, with the growing trend for outdoor living, the company’s Urban range is more in demand than ever before.

Comprising of a Pergola, Planter, Arch and Screen, the Urban range can be used to help define even small outdoor spaces in terms of a series of outdoor ‘rooms’. Whether dining under the modern Pergola or tending to flowers in the screen-styled Planter, the Urban range can be used to break up patio and garden spaces, without being too overbearing. Featuring clean, sharp lines and an open slatted design, this progressive range is ideal for garden lovers living in more built up, Urban areas where space is at a premium.

Speaking of the Urban range, which will be on display at this year’s Garden Press Event, Grange head of marketing, Rob Giles said, ‘ The Urban range is the result of extensive research and customer feedback and I think the positive reception it continues to be met with is indicative of this.  The collection was selected to be a central feature of our stand at this year’s Garden Press Event as we are keen to demonstrate the way in which more decorative products can be used to create on-trend yet practical outdoor spaces, no matter what sized area you have to work with.”

For more information about the Urban range, visit www.grangefen.co.uk where a short, informative video about the collection can also be found. Retailers interested in working with Grange should contact the company on 01952 588 088 or email sales@grangefen.co.uk.

GRANGE INTRODUCES NEW PRODUCTS FOR 2017

Leading the way in the latest trends and product innovation, Grange Fencing has launched a number of stylish decorative fence panels and gates for 2017 – all cleverly constructed using cutting edge Mortise and Tenon jointed frames for maximum strength and durability.

Contemporary Vogue range

A new addition to the hugely popular Contemporary collection, the Contemporary Vogue Panel is constructed with timber slats on both sides of the frame for ultimate privacy and style. One of the most substantial panels on the market, the Contemporary Vogue Panel comes complete with a matching gate and can be used alongside other pieces in this popular collection, including the Contemporary Arch, Arbour and Planters for a coordinated look.

Vogue Panel 180cm x 120cm

Elite Lille Panel

The newest addition to Grange’s Elite range of fencing and gates, the Lille Panel features a horizontal trellis top for a refreshed, on-trend twist to traditional fencing. Featuring straight cut slats this minimalistic panel boasts a clean finish and super smooth feel. As with all Elite products, the Lille Panel comes complete with a selection of high quality side strips 2

and fence posts which have been planed and grooved to better enhance this premium category of fencing.

Elite Meloir Double Driveway Gates

Available in a choice of three widths, these sturdy gates feature a wave top lattice design for an inviting, decorative appearance. When used in conjunction with the matching Meloir Panel and Garden Gate, the new Double Driveway Gate provides a harmonized garden periphery.

Alongside the impressive design innovations, all of Grange’s new products are pressure treated for protection against wood rot and decay and are available under the company’s Home Delivery service.

Elite Meloir Double Driveway Gate

New for 2017, retailers can find out more by visiting www.grangefen.co.uk or can contact the company on 01952 588 088 or by emailing sales@grangefen.co.uk

 

Haddonstone launch the Berenice bust

HaddonstoneHaddonstone, the UK’s leading manufacturer of fine garden ornaments and architectural stonework, launches the Berenice bust, a fine replica created from an 1889 bronze by the renowned Naples studios of Sabatino de Angelis Berenice

haddonstoneberenice-bust-2The Sabatino edition was taken from an antique excavated in 1754 from the atrium of the Villa of the Papyri in Herculaneum having been buried in volcanic ash following the AD79 eruption of Vesuvius. One of the largest and most lavish Roman residences ever to be explored, the Villa’s name derives from the discovery of a library in the house containing more than 1,800 papyrus scrolls.

A member of the Herodian Dynasty that ruled the Roman province of Judea, Berenice had a tumultuous love life including an affair with the future Roman Emperor Titus. The original bust of Berenice is now displayed at the Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Naples.

Priced at just £299 inc VAT, this bust, featuring fabulous corkscrew-curl hair, would make a charming addition to an interior or exterior scheme.

Haddonstone launches Jacquemart Hunting Dogs

HaddonstoneHaddonstone, the UK’s leading manufacturer of fine garden ornaments and architectural stonework, has launched the Jacquemart Hunting Dogs. These noble dogs have been replicated from a lead design after the antique.

The originals of these noble dogs were sculpted by Henri Alfred Marie Jacquemart (1824-96), known as Alfred Jacquemart, a noted Parisian sculptor and one of the leading animaliers of his time. Many of his works were cast in bronze by the renowned Val d’Osne foundry, winners of a gold medal at the famous 1851 Great Exhibition in London.

These hunting dogs first appear in the 1858 catalogue of Barbizat & Cie. Animal sculptures were popular in the nineteenth century and continue to be so today. Priced at £499 inc VAT each, these fine designs are ideal for use as a pair either side of a house entrance or garden gateway. 

The Jacquemart Hunting Dogs (left hand) and (right hand) shown in Haddonstone’s Bath colour, positioned either side of portico entrance at a Northamptonshire property.

The Jacquemart Hunting Dogs (left hand) and (right hand) shown in Haddonstone’s Bath colour, positioned either side of portico entrance at a Northamptonshire property.

Established in 1971, Haddonstone is the UK’s leading manufacturer of fine garden ornaments and architectural stonework in traditional, classical and contemporary styles. Haddonstone is a unique form of cast limestone with a surface texture similar to Portland stone. The material matures and weathers like natural stone to create a timeless ornament that grows ever more distinguished with age. Other Haddonstone designs range from fountains, planters and bird baths to balustrades, follies and fireplaces.

Based at East Haddon, in the rolling countryside of Northamptonshire, Haddonstone has beautiful show gardens and an interior showroom where visitors can see many of the designs in their intended setting. The gardens are open to the public Monday-Friday from 9.00am until 5.00pm (excluding public holidays and the Christmas period). The gardens will also open on the first Saturday of the month from April to September. Haddonstone exhibits each year at the Chelsea Flower Show.

Bradstone Celebrates 60 Years of Building Success

aggregate industriesBradstone was established in 1956 by Bradleys, a family-run business owned by Edwin H. Bradley. The introduction of the Bradstone brand marked an important milestone in the company’s history. However, to understand how the brand came to be, we need to step back in time to 1902, when the Bradleys story began.

Building on a Name

Edwin H. Bradley set up as a builder in 1902. His company – Bradleys – built over 250 houses between 1902 and 1914, which sold anywhere between £140 and £267 each – an astonishing thought in this day and age! In 1905, the business moved into quarrying before setting up as a builders’ merchant in 1918, selling aggregates, stone and lime to local builders.

By 1939, the business was rapidly expanding and to support its growth, Edwin H. Bradley set up a factory in South Cerney in the Cotswolds to produce rock faced concrete blocks – the fore runner of modern day Bradstone. And despite the country being at war, the business developed, supplying the war effort with sand, gravel and barrack blocks, and building gun placements.

By the time the 1950s arrived, the post-war business was rapidly becoming a major regional building materials supplier, establishing a strong sales force and purchasing its North End Farm production site in Ashton Keynes, which the business still operates from today. Demand was increasing for man-made stone to meet planning regulations and volume house building as quarrying of natural stone and labour costs were becoming too expensive.

bradstone-h-3Following research into the walling market, Bradleys realised they could improve upon local building product, Cotswold Dale, by replicating its natural stone credentials using reconstituted stone. The new product was created in 1956, using gang moulds, and the face structure was added manually, to create a tooled finish.

The Birth of Bradstone

Reconstructed facing blocks for external walls, as a viable alternative to Cotswold Dale, went into production and the Bradstone brand was born. Marketing swiftly followed and the first Bradstone brochure was developed in 1958. While its black and white design was simple, the brochure was certainly ground-breaking for the construction industry at that time.

The business went into a period of major expansion, introducing Rough Hewn in 1960. This increased the company’s potential for regional use and the first partial colour brochure – based on building the ‘dream home’ – launched in 1964.

The sales force increased rapidly in numbers during the 1960s to cover areas surrounding Swindon, with specialists in architecture and planning recruited to help target new business. Interest in Bradstone walling began to peak in areas outside of the Cotswolds, including the South West, East Midlands, Yorkshire and Lancashire. The sales team grew and grew to meet increasing national demand.

Soon the product range increased to widen the Bradstone package. Cast stone was introduced in the early 1960s to included cills, lintels, window and door surrounds, and copings. Bradstone roofing slate followed in 1968.

Going National

With the introduction of Bradstone into new areas, the range of stone walling products developed rapidly to meet the local stone modules, face textures and shades. By the end of the 1960s, Bradstone had become a national product. There was strong support from builders who could build stone houses at a reasonable price, from architects who had a different medium to add to brick, and from planners who were confident enough to allow Bradstone to be used alongside natural stone.

To meet this demand and resolve the problem of increased transport costs, Bradleys increased its capacity at North End and Cleveland Farm in Ashton Keynes, and also at Boston in Lincolnshire to cover the Northern market.

With the company becoming a national player at the beginning of the 1970s, greater emphasis was placed on development. Although during the 1960s Bradstone had become extremely successful, the range was still based on coursed work with the introduction of larger ‘jumpers’ to give the appearance of a random wall.

Breaking New Ground

Following extensive internal development work, the masonry T-block was introduced in 1972. This quickly became the premier stone block on the market – and still holds its position today. The design allowed builders to give the impression of a multitude of sizes and a truly random appearance. This opened the door for Bradstone masonry blocks to be approved by planning for use in sensitive conservation areas, where other blocks would not have been allowed.

The Jewel in the Crown

By 1984, the family business had grown from a turnover of £2,000 in 1905 to £60m. The decision to sell to ECC Quarries came in 1985 and the business sold for £52m. In 1997, the business was bought by Aggregate Industries, now part of the LafargeHolcim Group. Yet despite its many corporate changes, Bradstone has remained the ‘jewel in the crown’ – and a brand that is known and loved worldwide.

In its 60th year, the Bradstone range includes reconstituted stone walling and roofing, garden landscaping materials and aggregates.

GRANGE SET TO APPEAR ON HIT TV SHOWS

grangeA selection of products from leading decorative garden structures and fencing company, Grange Fencing have been chosen to feature in a number of upcoming popular TV programmes, including ITV’s Love your Garden with Alan Titchmarsh and BBC’s Charlie Dimmock Garden Make-over Show.

With a total of 19 different products selected for inclusion, a variety of Panels, Gates and garden Structures will be used to create stylish landscape designs for six different gardens across the country. The build and final gardens will be filmed for broadcast throughout late June and July.

Elite St. Malo Panel grangeTrade Marketing Manager Antony Barrett said, “ Having worked closely with Love Your Garden for many years now, we are flattered that once again our products have been chosen to feature in the new series. From previous experience, we know that demand for certain products always rockets when consumers can see the piece being installed and looking great. Now, with the team at BBC also keen to use our products, we have prepared for an increase in sales and are confident that we can supply our customers to fulfil this uplift in demand”.

The two programmes will feature some of Grange’s most popular product ranges, including decorative pieces from the ultra-modern Urban collection, as well as a number of pre-painted Gates and Panels, which are sure to catch the viewers’ attention.

With the first episode of Love Your Garden set to air on ITV1 at 8pm on 28th June, interested retailers can find out more by contacting the company on 01952 588 088 or emailing sales@grangefen.co.uk