Natural quarried stone – We can source various styles and colours of building stone sourced from different stone quarries around Ireland. A visit to our display area is advisable to view as stocks are not always readily available due to seasonal demands and fluctuations.
Hand cast Reeshig dry stone walling – Our unique range of hand crafted dry stone walling recreated in finest detail for maximum authenticity. Reeshig walling is a simple, easy to build dry stone walling system for the professional or DIY enthusiast. Hand crafted from selected stone and designed to create the most natural and realistic DIY dry stone walling. Choose from a selection of ten different patterns and specially selected natural colours including half blocks, double and single ends. Reeshig dry stone walling is almost indistinguishable from the real thing.
Experience has taught us timber decking is not suitable to our Irish climate as many people have learned to their cost over the past number of years. We do have a solution for those that would like to have that timber deck look to their patios. We hand cast a long lasting, durable concrete timber look alternative. This product is exclusive to Colour for Concrete.
Hand cast concrete products and concrete has been in existence for over 100 years and has a proven durability and track record.
Natural stone paving – Most of the natural stone paving that is presently sold in Ireland is sourced from either India or China. The natural stone paving from within Ireland comes primarily from Co Clare as in black/grey Liscannor paving. Kilkenny limestone, Donegal quartz, Achill quartz, Carberry – unfortunately, the high cost associated through the extraction of these products can often times be cost prohibitive.
Advantages of Natural stone paving
The main disadvantages both concrete and natural stone exhibit is their ability to handle Irish weathering conditions, especially in relation to our damp climate, which causes both these products to discolour and mould and algae blackening, especially in the winter time. See our valeting article on sealing patios. We highly recommend using annual or bi-annual cleaning, valeting and sealing. This will help maintain that fresh and appealing look to your paving. Also note that when cleaning patios, especially with the concrete paving that you do not use an over powerful pressure washer as this can inhibit the concrete’s resistance to wearing and can lead to surface damage.
Yes you can. With our over 40 years of patio construction, we have continuously come across situations where old patios, or improperly installed patios were in need of upgrading.
To solve this problem we offer a patio valeting and upgrading service which can incorporate our newly developed Colour for Concrete staining system. Every project requires a different solution as the exhibiting characteristics will vary.
Yes we can. We offer a comprehensive self-build and assist service. This begins with friendly and helpful advice from our experienced design team. We believe in our tag line “inspiring ideas, solutions that work”. For more information on our professional assist service please see our website.
With over 40 years of experience in this business we have learned what is possible and feasible and what is not. Sometimes the expectations of customers are impractical and it is very important for all our customers to make themselves aware of our terms and conditions, so as to avoid any misunderstandings that could arise. At all stages we endeavour to produce and provide the best service and product range. However, we do not make the claim of perfection Sometimes our best efforts may not meet everyone’s expectations. We always appreciate feedback from our valued customers.