Welcome to Landford Stone factory & yard where we carefully store and cut your chosen slab of Granite, Marble, Limestone or Quartz into beautiful kitchen worktops, flooring and tiles.
At Landford Stone we hold vast quantities of stock in our yard. We know and understand how important it is for a customer, who may have only seen a small sample, to view whole slabs of material. Raw material is brought to our yard where it is carefully stored for our customers to select their desired stone. This process not only helps you pick a material but also allows you to hand pick your favourite piece and reserve it.
We use advanced, state of the art technology to cut natural stone and Quartz to the highest quality standard possible. We then hand-finish every detail so that every aspect of your worktop, flooring and tiles are perfect.
Cutting & Shaping
We have three saws for managing different cuts:
The large Breton laser templating saw cuts all the complicated and curved work. All material is first inspected by the yard manager and then by the sawyer to ensure there are no imperfections. Natural material will sometimes have small fissures and vents which we will fill if necessary. Once the material passes inspection the Breton saw will begin cutting and shaping the stone. It is pre-programed and cuts both quickly and efficiently.
We also have two Gravellona saws. Our first is part manual and part automatic, and because of this, this saw can be used for a lot of the same work as the Breton, but it cannot finish quite as complex, detailed pieces. The second Gravellona saw is completely manual. For certain intricate jobs, it is impossible to use laser templating and we must create a physical template out of plastic. In these cases, we must use the Gravellona saw.
After the material has been cut, the shaped material then goes through the CNC machine which is programmed to carve or cut all the finer details including bowel cut-outs, drainer grooves, recess drainer areas, edge working and special edge working. We have two CNC machines, one of which can manage two jobs at once.
Once this is complete, the shaped material then goes on to the edge polishing machine where the edges are smoothed off and curved. Then, absolutely everything is hand-finished. It is this stage that not only sets us apart from all other stone fabricators but allows us to perfect internal and external corners, which is impossible to do so with machines.
All finished worktops, flooring and tiles then pass through our Quality Control bay where the factory manager undertakes an extensive quality assurance check. Every piece of work is thoroughly examined and closely inspected against the template to ensure the final product is identical and utterly spotless. Only when the factory manager is happy will the finished article be ready to leave Landford Stone and fitted in your home.
Safety & Sustainability
At Landford Stone we pride ourselves on being sustainable. Dust is negligible. We use water to catch dust particles before they become airborne and wash everything from the factory where it collects and is recycled. All waste material is put back into the ground underneath roads and all our water is reused again and again. Our water is then tested on a weekly basis to ensure that it is clean for our factory workers.