South Coast Stone excel in the procurement of some of the finest materials, both natural and artificial, from all over the globe. We have relationships with suppliers built over decades that still stand strong today, however are constantly growing our network of contacts to ensure we remain heavily connected in the ever growing market.
Sourcing the material itself is not always the whole procurement process. As of now, South Coast Stone have means of transporting slabs from across the world to our facility by road and by boat. This enables us to where necessary accelerate the lead time between purchasing slabs and having them manufactured ready for installation, which will come as music to any main contractor's ears. Our storage facility in Dorset is capable of housing over 800 slabs at any given moment, all stored safely and securely, immediately available for manufacturing.
Natural Stone suppliers such as Marble and Granite Centre make our lives as fabricators much simpler by collecting marbles, granites, limestones, onyx and slates from around the world for us to purchase. Where specific materials are not available from these suppliers we attempt to locate the slabs direct from the quarries. South Coast Stone also use the community of suppliers to ensure the quality and value is the best it can be.
Silestone quartz is the most popular of the three brands (Silestone, Dekton and Sensa) that make up the super manufacturer; Cosentino Group. With the majority of their range readily available in Hook, the huge catalogue of colours and finishes that Silestone offer are conveniently accessible to South Coast Stone, less than 2 hours' drive away. A long established market leader, Silestone is the chosen material by many clients both retail and commercial, so confident in the durability of their product that they offer a 25 year warranty for Silestone applied as kitchen worktops. The slabs are available in 12mm, 20mm and 30mm thickness.
Caesarstone are another manufacturer of premium quartz surfaces again boasting some of the fantastic benefits of natural quartz. Their materials are made using 93% of quartz in its natural state mixed with pigments and polymer resins. The brand offer slabs in thicknesses of 13mm, 20mm and 30mm. Caesarstone has 3 manufacturing facilities, 2 in Israel and 1 in Georgia, USA. Caesarstone offer deliveries to South Coast Stone twice a week, making lead times minimal.
Technistone are another leading manufacturer of hardened stone, headquartered in Czech Republic; they successfully export the material to over 75 different countries on 5 different continents. Like other quartz manufacturers, Technistone alter their product catalogue to reflect movement in popularity, this is possible because they are able control the factory process to discontinue and generate the colours in their range.
The Marble and Granite Centre
'M+G' hold a huge variety of imported natural stone that they sell to fabricators such as ourselves. Their yard is customer friendly, meaning those concerned (architects, interior designers, clients) can visit to get a first hand sight of the slabs they will be receiving. The Marble and Granite Centre have weekly delivery runs to our area, eliminating long frustrating waits for material.
Gerald Culliford Ltd
Based in Surrey, Kent, Gerald Cullifords are another supplier that we are able to utilise should we need materials quicky. Commonly know as 'Cullifords' their stock of materials is anything but common. In addition to some of the most popular materials, they are well known for holding some of the most specialist and niche materials on the market, catering for the more unusual of requests. This wholesaler have an easy-to-navigate website making all their materials accessible for viewing at the click of a button.
Levantina are another wholesaler that offer visitors the chance to walk-through their warehouse of stock before selecting the exact slabs they wish to purchase. This is invaluable to clients both in a retail and commercial capacity. Levantina are one of few wholesalers that actually own a quarry and source the material themselves. This Spanish supplier have great links worldwide, bolstering our ability to reach materials on all corners of the map.