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Top 6 Stones to Make a Design Impact

Whether you’re landscaping a garden, building a swimming pool, or renovating an interior – choosing stonework that fits your style and design preferences is vital. We’re celebrating 15 years of working with natural stone in 2019, so we know great materials when we see them. We’ve put together six of our favourite stones which make…
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Take Your Outdoor Space to the Next Level, with a Fire Pit

Most of us have fond summer memories of camping with our families, eating marshmallows around a flickering flame under a star-kissed sky. While the idea of sleeping outside may not seem so appealing anymore, an outdoor fire pit offers the best of both worlds. You can gather your friends around for a few drinks near…
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Coming into Full Bloom: How We Helped Ross Allan Steal the Show

Here at Cranbourne Stone, we pride ourselves on creating award-winning relationships with designers, architects and landscapers. Our relationship goes far further than simply providing natural and high-quality stones. We understand that no two projects are the same. That’s why we work closely with designers, architects and landscapers to get to know their requirements, any constraints…
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How Stone Can Transform Any Look

Stone is a timeless and naturally beautiful material. It’s tough, versatile and comes in a wide range of textures, colours and patterns, which makes it ideal for almost any style, colour pallet and preference.  And because it’s not as commonly used as other materials, adding stone both inside and outside your hotel, pool or home…
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Modern Pool Tile Design Considerations

When you’re designing a pool area, whether it’s for domestic or commercial use, there are various things to consider. We’ve found that people need more space to relax, areas for furniture and places to play safely. On top of all of that, you need to choose a visual style for your pool that matches your…
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How To Ensure Safety Around Your Swimming Pool

A pool can be a wonderful addition to your customer’s property and open up a lot of opportunities for both you and your customers. At Cranbourne Stone, we take a ‘safety first’ attitude, which is why you,  your customers’ safety is our number one priority when designing and developing their dream swimming pool and surroundings….
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All you Need to know about Made to Measure Pool Copings

Made to measure swimming pool copings ensure accuracy, precision and a high-quality finish. Choosing the most appropriate pool copings from the outset is vital to building the standout, bespoke pool for you. Swimming pool copings are also the easiest and most cost-effective way to update your existing pool. What you Need to Know We’ve put…
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Top Swimming Pool Ideas

Need inspiration when building your new swimming pool this summer? The decision to invest in a new pool (we prefer the term ‘treat yourself to’!) brings with it many choices — size, shape, materials, location. Not least of all is the crucial decision on the overall look and how it will all gel together in…
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What Goes into Selecting Swimming Pool Stone?

Designing a pool can be fun, and we want ‘in’ on the fun! Building prestigious swimming pools for over 20 years has taught us a lot about the complexity of swimming pool installations and in particular, swimming pool coping stones. Choosing your coping stones is one of the first and most important considerations a customer…
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5 Steps to Create the Perfect Outdoor Swimming Pool Surrounds

Creating the perfect oasis around your swimming pool What we see when we head towards our pool area is as important as the shape, depth, size of the pool itself. Because, realistically, you’re likely to spend more time looking at the pool than being in it! We all know the feeling of overwhelm after a…
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Celebrating our Award-Winning Pool Contractors

It’s almost a month since Spatex 2019, the leading pool, spa and wellness show.    And from catching up with industry friends to seeing innovative new products, forging new business relationships and celebrating success within our industry, the event once again had all the ingredients for an inspirational few days. The Cranbourne Stone team had…
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Lapitec® – Approved Fabricator Award

Chris Athanasi the UK fabricator accounts manager for Lapitec® recently visited Cranbourne Stone Ltd, to present Director and owner Howard Stanfield with there ‘Lapitec® Approved Fabricator’ certificate. What does all this mean….? Only companies completing a training course at the Lapitec® head quarters at Treviso in Italy can be awarded the Approved Status. The training…
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Cranbourne Stone Ltd exhibit at SPATEX 2017

Cranbourne Stone exhibit at SPATEX for the 13th year running…! This year we will introduced a 10mm contemporary porcelain range, targeted at those who want large format tiles for lining swimming pools. Also – a ground breaking pool grille designed and made from Lapitec® Want to know more… SPATEX is the main event of the year for…
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Landscape and Design

Landscape and Design, Cranbourne Stone have been importing and supplying stone to landscapers for nearly 12 years. Our yard is well stocked with over 20 ‘standard’ stone types – as well as porcelain, in many different formats. We understand that Landscapers and Designers sometimes just need to cover large areas with paving etc., but what…
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Natural Stone

Natural Stone is a geographical list of stone used for decorative purposes in construction and monumental sculpture; currently or historically produced in various countries. In addition, hard stone carving uses many types of gemstones. The dimension stone industry classifies stone based on appearance and hardness as either “granite”, “marble” or “slate”. The granite of the…
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Fossil Pearl Limestone 2 Slots Linear Grille

Cranbourne Stone Ltd would like to thank Serena Swimming Pools for their photos showing our Fossil Pearl Limestone 2 Slots Linear Grille. This has been designed and created in house by our Cranbourne Team, here in Stockbridge, Hampshire SO20 6JR. Using our CNC and Waterjet Technology, this allows us to create this stylish bespoke Deck…
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‘Top Floor’ performance at the Chelsea Flower Show….

Cranbourne Stone would like to congratulate Andy Gage from The Firepit Company and his recent ‘4 gold star’ award at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015. The Firepit Company produces stunning fireballs and recently collaborated with Cranbourne Stone in the creation of a bespoke fireball stand made from Montreal granite. The show floor was also…
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The Waterjet has landed…!

Cranbourne Stone is pleased to announce the arrival of their new ‘5 axes’ waterjet cutting machine. This latest investment will continue to provide Cranbourne’s customers with high-quality precision cut pieces, keeping up with ever-increasing demand and offering even more creative solutions – and not just in stone…! This latest edition to the Cranbourne arsenal has…
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Award Winning

Cranbourne Stone Ltd, suppling natural stone products and swimming pool surrounds to award winning swimming pool companies, as shown at this year’s Spatex 2015 show. SPATEX is the UK’s number one international swimming pool and spa Exhibition. It represents all sectors of the wet leisure industry from pools, spas, saunas to hydrotherapy, steam rooms and…
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Sandstone

Danebury Sandstone, this sand swept sandstone, with a combination of mint and buff tones, has a textured slip-resistant finish. Ideal for any landscaping project. Natural stone varies in both colour and texture. Sandstone in particular will not be consistent in colour. The appearance of the stone will change when wet, enhancing the natural tones within…
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