Architectural & Monumental Masonry in British & Imported Granites

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Capabilities in Granite:

NATURAL STONE SUPPLIERS: Galloway Granite Ltd supplies and works granite, sandstone and whinstone from local sources and abroad. Stone is processed in house to client specification, using a combination of modern machinery and traditional masonry techniques.


Top of the range of our new equipment is the CNC Robot diamond wire saw - its moving bed and omni-directional diamond wire allows the cutting of any two dimensional profile imaginable, giving architects and designers free rein to use natural stone in new and different ways.

granite profile sawn


Working from block ( maximum 12 tonnes or 4000mm x 2200mm ) through to the finished product, we can provide exact slab thicknesses quickly, giving benefits in lead times, flexibility and quality control.

granite slabs


We offer a sub-contracting sawing facility for free issue material, such as boulders, sandstone blocks, etc.

sub-contrat stone sawing


LATHE TURNING: Among our specialist services is the lathe turning of columns, balusters, urns, spheres, bollards etc. up to a maximum of 2000mm x 600mm diameter.
We have a large range of standard designs or we can transfer your ideas onto computer allowing you to approve the exact design from any of our stock granites.

granite-turning lathe for balls, pillars and urns
stone lathe-turning template


A full in-house CAD / CAM facility enables us to assist you with design and proofing prior to working the stone, saving time and ensuring accurate transfer and interpretation of information.

Eric Morecambe memorial public space


As well as driving our computer-cut inscription stencil system, this facility also enables us to offer the full capabilities of vinyl-cut signs and lettering for any application.

lettering on boulder


Designs can be inlaid, sandblasted, engraved, embossed, painted in enamel or carved by hand.

sandblast design on granite memorial
enamel painted design on granite headstone


Contrast and interest are greatly enhanced by different surface textures and finishes. Not easily illustrated on a computer screen, samples can be provided. Listed below in order of slip-resistance:
Rustic - the roughest texture
Punched - manually chiselled
Fine picked / Bush hammered - Pneumatic-chiselled, roughest available flat surface
Flame textured - riven by thermal shock to give a non-slip surface
Sandblasted - slightly roughened sawn surface
Sawn - flat, matt, with slight ridging
Honed / Eggshell - smooth but not shiny
Polished - the smoothest, glossiest finish with maximum depth of colour

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