Architectural Features in Granite:
Architectural / Building
Since the 1920s, Galloway Granite have been involved in many architectural builds and restorations, creating a wide customer base established on professional stonemasonry and client requirement precision. Our stonemasons work with both advanced machining facilities and hands-on traditional production, which not only ensures precise stone cutting, turning and handling, but also the ability to produce bespoke pieces created with care and consideration of all necessary requirements.
CHOOSING MATERIALS See our range of Stock Granites
When choosing a material for either a new build or a restoration, we are able to offer a wide range of stone resources; from locally quarried and other British stones to European granites, and can find you exactly the type you need and supply you with appropriate samples.
EXTERNAL WORKS View Street Furniture Portfolio | View Natural Boulders Portfolio
Exterior work includes hard landscaping, water features, blockwork, bridges, decorative pieces, stone furniture, gateposts, kerbs and paving.
: Creetown's Adamson Square redevelopment included a large, granite sphere, with carved designs by sculptor Hideo Furuta; curved steps which also provide arena seating; boulder bollards; granite paving slabs; and a commemorative granite boulder sign.
: Paisley Town Centre - polished granite benches and flame-textured, non-slip paving.
: Dell of Spey, Aviemore - Shap granite block seats, punched and picked.
: Bridge of Dee on the A75 - Creetown granite blockwork.
: Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, and Argyle Street in Glasgow - Hillend whinstone kerbing, bush hammered finish, radius and straight.
: Eric Morecambe Memorial Stage at Morecambe sea front - inset granite circles, stars and typography, and lettered granite steps.
LANDSCAPE ART / ENVIRONMENTAL SCULPTURE View Landscape Art Portfolio
We also often work with commissioned artists to produce environmental art for public spaces in numerous locations in the UK. The Portfolio above shows some examples, and on the Links page, the Gordon Young / Why Not Associates / FCS websites offer further explanations.
: 'The Listening Stones' at GCHQ in Cheltenham are a set of 9 large glacial granite boulders, worked and lettered individually on the theme of communication, and covered with code, ciphers, etc.
: The set of '7 Stanes', carved & inscribed stone sculptures, based on local myths and legends, each set beside the 7 mountain-biking trails of the same name, across the south of Scotland.
BUILDING FEATURES - Exterior and Interior View Architectural Granite Portfolio
We have supplied high-quality masonry for many architectural projects, including public buildings, shops, hotels, restaurants, banks and private homes. Our skilled stonemasons can supply stone building features for both exterior work, eg blockwork, cladding, pillars and steps; and also for interiors, such as custom-built fireplaces, hearths and mantlepieces, granite & marble tiling, columns, reception desks, tables and vanity tops.
( Kitchen Worktops have a separate Portfolio of their own.)
: West Central Police Station, Saville Row, London - Creetown granite cladding, shotblasted finish.
: Dumfries & Galloway Constabulary HQ, Dumfries - Blue Pearl cladding, polished finish.
: Frognal House, Troon - Fireplace, mirror surround, mantelpiece and hearth.
: STV, Glasgow - Circular reception Desk in polished Black Granite.
HOUSE SIGNS AND BUSINESS SIGNAGE View Signage Portfolio
From impressive corporate signage on large glacial boulders to small name plaques for domestic properties, Galloway Granite can provide a range of options in natural stone.
Lettering can be produced in many typefaces, colours and finishes, and logos or other graphics can be incorporated.
: Corporate HQ, Amsterdam - 7-tonne boulder, polished, with shotblasted inscription.
: Ailsa Bay Distillery - Ailsa Craig boulder, sawn face and gilded lettering.