As many main contractors know, the path to completion of a substantial stone contract can be fraught with technical challenges which result in complex scheduling hold-ups. We are acutely aware of the commercial imperatives that underpin these projects and will actively encourage a close dialogue at every stage of the project to anticipate problems, provide solutions and facilitate the smooth completion of projects.
Our Portland stone estimating pro-active approach is designed to promote a better understanding between all parties and to share the wealth of experience for the good of all concerned.
We can often provide advice for value engineering a Portland Stone project which will not change the aesthetic profile of the building, instead it may substantially reduce the project cost.
Architects are advised at the design stage to contact us regarding the most suitable quarry stone bed. We can discuss the most efficient use of the stone selected for course heights and length whilst maintaining the required facade, achieving efficiency in costs. We welcome the opportunity to provide a budget costing at the design stage for the project’s budget costings.
Stone samples will be gladly forwarded and if requested visits to your offices to advise on the stone selection to suit the building’s location. We will produce bills of quantities from tender drawings or cost provided Bill of Quantities if available.
Below are a selection of projects we have undertaken and the type of Portland stone selected:
Recent large Projects
London Stock Exchange, Paternoster Square, London – Coombefield Whitbed
Richard Green Modern – 32-33 New Bond Street, London – Perryfield Whitbed
Armed Forces Memorial – National Arboretum, Staffordshire – Coombefield Whitbed
202 Piccadilly, London – Perryfield Whitbed
Royal Yacht Club – Portland – Broadcroft Whitbed
Cannon Street, London – Coombefield Whitbed
Security Balustrade, Whitehall, London – Coombefield Whitbed
Many large private residences
Horse Guards Road – Westminster , London – Broadcroft Whitbed
Louis Vuitton Store- Bond Street, London – Perryfield Whitbed
Current large Projects
Graff Jewellers – 6 -8 New Bond Street, London – Perryfield Whitbed
The ME Hotel – 337 The Strand, London – Coombefield Whitbed
Witanhurst House – Highgate, London – Perryfield Whitbed
30 North Audley Street, London – Coombefield Whitbed
Commonwealth War Graves Commission – Broadcroft Whitbed
Portland Stone Firms Ltd is a limestone supplier and manufacturer based in Portland, UK.
We supply Portland stone paving, flooring, solid steps, treads, risers, ashlar, cladding, cropped walling, carving services and fireplace surrounds.
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