Outhouse Bathrooms are well known for combining outstanding products from across Europe with innovative and contemporary design to create exceptionally beautiful spaces. They’re consistently on trend and pride themselves on delivering tailored solutions to suit any budget.
For this project, they chose our stunning Tara Red BendyStone to add warmth and earthiness to the ultra-modern look of the fixtures and fittings in the bathroom.
Like the rest of our range of twelve distinctive and spectacular colours, Tara Red has the natural, individual pattern which can only be found in real stone. The sheer opulence of Tara Red lends a classical feel to any design.
Outhouse also specified BendyStone for its ease of use in handling and fitting. The thin profile makes it light to carry and fit, whilst delivering incredible flexibility in use.
The inherent flexible and lightweight qualities of real stone veneer are making BendyStone® a popular choice for designers and other specifiers in the hospitality sector. However, during a recent bar renovation project, North West designers Brereton Pinnington found that BendyStone has uplifting properties too.
Brereton Pinnington wanted their design elements to do the shouting in the ground floor cocktail bar of the Townhouse, Oswestry – a stunning renovation of a Georgian property into an uber-stylish restaurant and functions rooms, under the charge of Michelin-starred chef Michael Caines MBE.
Discussing their choice of materials, Clair Brereton of Brereton Pinnington said, “The counter in the cocktail bar is very long and the focal point of a room that had no natural light. We therefore need something bold to cover the bar front – something that would add light and do all the talking. This meant choosing a strong, vibrant, statement colour and Autumn White BendyStone, real stone veneer met the brief perfectly.”
Like all twelve of the colours in the BendyStone range, Autumn White with its grey hues, has inherent 3 dimensional accentuations and the fact that no two panels are the same, provides unique character and personality to the stone.
The BendyStone cladding complements the strong architectural features of the room such as the high ceilings, and pairs well with the over-sized sofas, quirky distressed furniture and rabbit chairs, which give the space an Alice in Wonderland feel.
It took 20 sheets of BendyStone to cover the bar front and these were laid vertically to soften the length of the bar. The sheets – lightweight and therefore easy to carry around site – were applied using Natural Stone Veneer’s recommended solvent-free adhesive. The sheets measure 1220mm x 610mm and are very easy to work with, and flexible enough to deal with the ‘zig zag’ shape of the bar counter.
During the manufacturing process, the high degree of adhesion accomplished between the stone and the glass fibre reinforced polyester (GRP) produces a strong bond and results in a stable, yet highly flexible material. This made the bending of the stone around the front corner of the bar easy, but much more complex shaping around tight radiuses can be achieved on columns and curved walls for instance.
BendyStone is a popular material choice for Brereton Pinnington because it appeals to their core client base that is looking for something different. Clair admits, “No one has ever seen anything like BendyStone before so when we show it to clients there is always bit of a wow factor about it.”
For the first time anywhere in the world, Bentley buyers can access the sheer beauty and texture of real stone veneer on their Continental and Flying Spur marques.
This innovative interior finish utilises the state-of-the-art stone veneer technology of Richter India to make a luxurious, contemporary feature of a natural product formed over 200 million years.
NanoStone stone is sustainably sourced from hand-selected quarries in Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh, India – a nation with an ancient and rich culture of stone masonry. The sections of stone are split from larger pieces and cured using glass fibre and a bespoke resin. Finally, they are shaped and hand finished by Bentley’s world-renowned Mulliner coachbuilding team at the company’s headquarters in Crewe, England.
The stone surfaces of the NanoStone veneers are just 0.1 mm thick, meaning that they are extremely light and translucent, allowing the elegant grain and pattern in the stone to be visible to the interior occupants.
Geoff Dowding, Director of Mulliner Operations, comments: “Stone veneers are another first for Bentley – but only the beginning of what we plan to do with this luxurious and unique material.”
Mulliner is now offering Stone Veneers in a natural finish, in four different colours on Continental and Flying Spur: Galaxy, Autumn White, Terra Red and Copper. As with any bespoke feature, customers that are interested in Stone Veneers can get in touch with Mulliner’s bespoke team who will work with each individual to discuss their unique requirements.
Exclusively available in the UK and Ireland from Natural Stone Veneer Limited, NanoStone is quite simply the world’s thinnest real stone; a genuine innovation with a total thickness of only 0.3 mm.
As light as a feather to handle, install and in use, NanoStone can be thermo-formed, three-dimensionally formed or wrapped. It will also conform to a radius as small as 2mm.
NanoStone is available in 12 spectacular colours.
Our beautiful MicroStone real stone veneer has been put to an unexpected and incredibly striking use by a very talented designer by the name of Michelle Lowe-Holder.
Michelle has BFA Honours Degree in Fashion Design from Pratt Institute in New York and an MA in Knitwear at Central St. Martins, London. (See more at www.lowe-holder.com/).
The intrinsic beauty and texture of our real stone has been incorporated into Michelle’s designs for jewellery and handbags to create a collection which is at once dramatic, arresting and unique.
We are delighted with this work which so skilfully demonstrates the fundamental features of MicroStone – its feel and look coupled with unbelievable flexibility.
Real stone veneer from Natural Stone Veneer Limited has been used to dramatic effect at a new restaurant in the vibrant village of Hoole, Cheshire. The Hollows is the newest edition this trendy suburb of Chester.
The inherent qualities of real stone veneer can unlock infinite design possibilities and this was certainly true at The Hollows. Cheshire based Brereton Pinnington who designed the interior was looking to create an eclectic and vibrant space with an abundance of witty detail to entertain the eye. Real Stone Veneer fitted the brief perfectly and provided the wow factor the client was looking for!
The Hollows is split over two levels and includes the first oyster bar and charcuterie bar in Chester. The bar counter area downstairs features a Chef’s Table where customers can sit and watch the spectacle of the food theatre that is played out behind it. A focal point of the bar is a glut of oysters displayed in a carved stone bowl, created from a huge boulder cut in half and hollowed out which effortlessly compliments the Real Stone Veneer on the bar front beneath it. The ridges of the oyster shells are also echoed in the stone veneer.
Autumn White Real Stone Veneer was chosen for the bar front. Clair Brereton of Brereton Pinnington commented, “The Hollows is quite a narrow, long space so we didn’t want anything too strong on the bar front. The stone has an organic feel to it, and is quite mellow with interesting 3 dimensional accentuations. The soft natural grey tones of the Autumn White fit beautifully with the décor and the use of non-dominant tones as a base enabled us to bring in pockets of interest around it.”
The veneer was installed vertically on the front of the bar to give the illusion of height.
Despite their size, the sheets remain lightweight and are therefore easy to carry around site.
In The Hollows, the 2mm thick veneer was fixed on to a plywood surface. “It was really easy to work with for a competent joiner with a handsaw and some specialist solvent-free adhesive. We liked the fact that it came in large sheets so not many cuts or grout lines to spoil the design,” said Clair.
During the manufacturing process, the high degree of adhesion accomplished between the stone and the glass fibre reinforced polyester (GRP) produces a strong bond and results in a stable, yet highly flexible material. This made the bending of the stone around the front corner of the bar easy, but much more complex shaping around a tight radius can be achieved on columns and curved walls for instance.
The raw split surface of the stone and the interchanging colours of each layer are absolutely unique, giving completely natural colour hues and surface variations from panel to panel. At The Hollows, the effect completely transforms the environment of a room to provide maximum impact and provided a dramatic contrast to the Mediterranean tiled flooring.
Avid fans of Real Stone Veneer, Brereton Pinnington also used the material at The Suburbs bar in Hoole, which is next door and under the same ownership.
Real Stone Veneer it is very appealing to clients who want to say something different. Clair admits, “No one has ever seen anything like Real Stone Veneer before so when we show it to clients there is always bit of a wow factor about it.”
The inherent qualities of real stone veneer can unlock infinite design possibilities for interior specialists, architects and other specifiers, providing a hassle free installation solution and a stunning finished product for the client.
In the case of The Suburbs, design specialists Brereton Pinnington were looking for materials to use on this cocktail bar refurbishment project that would provide a dramatic effective. Real Stone Veneer fitted the brief perfectly.
The Suburbs makes an eclectic edition to the vibrant village of Hoole, Cheshire in an area now hailed as “Notting-Hoole” due to its raft of trendy boutique shops and stylish watering holes.
Both the colour and focus for The Suburbs was established through bold paint and upholstery as well as bespoke objects. Immense personality was created with quirky detailing such as Rolls Royce Helicopter engine parts as well as wall lights and wash stands from a Victorian Chateaux.
Real Stone Veneer in copper was chosen to cover the long bar front with the intention of creating an impact as you walk through the front door. ‘We chose copper as it is very current. It is also very warm as the stone produces a lovely atmospheric glow,” said Clair Brereton of Brereton Pinnington Design. “The stone also complements the copper pendants lights situated over the bar counter and sits well with the blue colour scheme and prevents it from feeling cold,” she added.
It took 20 copper Real Stone Veneer sheets to cover the L shaped bar front, and as the bar is long in length, the sheets were installed vertically so as to give a tall feeling and to emphasise the height.
The sheets were applied to plywood using Natural Stone Veneer’s recommended solvent-free adhesive. Although the sheets are large, they are very easy to work with – they instantly grab the surface but still allow for adjustment once in place. The panels were really easy for a competent joiner with a handsaw to work with a handsaw. We liked the fact that it came in large sheets so not many cuts or grout lines to spoil the design,” said Clair.
The raw split surface of the stone and the interchanging colours of each stone layer are absolutely unique, giving completely natural colour hues and surface variations from panel to panel. This has been put to beautiful effect on the bar front as it catches the light from the front window close by.
As a contrast, Autumn Rustic Real Stone Veneer was installed in the entrance porch of The Suburbs, this time horizontally. Clair explains, “Here the horizontal flow gives a feeling of substance and solidity. The entrance area is only small, so we wanted a material that would make the space something in its own right in order to create a feeling of arrival.”
Despite their size, the sheets remain lightweight and are therefore easy to carry around site. Clair said, “The sheets are very easy to transport in the back of a car with no dust or mess, and they are so flexible that you can bend them over the back seat and they won’t break.”
Avid fans of Real Stone Veneer, Brereton Pinnington has used the material on three other restaurant projects because it is very appealing to clients who want to say something different. Clair admits, “No one has ever seen anything like Real Stone Veneer before so when we show it to clients there is always bit of a wow factor about it.”
A restaurant and lounge bar in Pwllheli has won a coveted national design award for designers Brereton Pinnington Design.
The innovative and spectacular design makes great use of our natural stone veneer products.
Venu was created in the location of a former carpet warehouse on the waterfront in the town.
The stunning transformation has won plaudits locally, and has now taken the Best Commercial Interior Design Project prize in the Northern Design Awards.
The design features no fewer than three of our range of twelve colours – Autumn, Copper and Galaxy – have all been incorporated to create stunning visual effects enhanced by the unique feel and texture of real stone.
The design also made the most of the ease of use which our products offer which, together with the inherent lightness of real stone veneer, enabled them to exploit the natural beauty of real stone in situations where one might not think possible.
Venu was chosen from hundreds of entries by a panel of judges including TV presenter and architect George Clarke, Wayne Hemmingway and Linda Barker.
Designers Brereton Pinnington Design have worked closely with owner Victoria Morris in a project that began back in the summer of 2014.
Victoria said: “All who have visited, have witnessed that the design has made it so much more than a component of its parts”
We would like to congratulate both Brereton Pinnington Design and the Venu for this prestigious and say how delighted we are to have had a part to play in their success.
The building industry’s biggest event took place at the NEC in October and our Natural Stone Veneer products created an incredible buzz.
Even the organisers were impressed! So much so that they used a picture of our chairman on their daily bulletin which goes to more than 250,000 recipients. In the picture, Anthony is seen demonstrating the unbelievable bendiness of one of our real stone veneers.
We are busily following up on the hundreds of leads our presence at the show produced and enjoying the hugely positive reaction to our products.
We know they’re good and we are aware of the incredible design freedom they offer. But, it’s nice to hear other people agree!
In the Isle of Man, this kitchen was transformed demonstrating the true flexibility of BendyStone – in this project, ‘Ocean’ grey natural stone veneer is used to form curved edges with ease.
Take a look at what we got up to at the Grand Designs Live exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham.