Materials and Colours
All our garden fountains and water features are manufactured in our Surrey workshop.
Made from a natural stone chosen for its particular characteristic's, together with pigments, selected sand and premium cement to produce a unique concrete mix that is frost proof and hard wearing.
This mixture is vibrated into precision moulds to produce a dense stone casting that is cold to the touch and stronger than if it were carved from a single block of stone. The resulting castings are faithful reproductions of the original sculptures. Each fountain is hand finished and tested before dispatch, once outside in your garden, it will weather and age with beauty.
All designs are avaliable in our range of six colours. The colour pigments are added to the mix during the manufacture. The final stone colour is an integral part of the fountain so will not peel or flake. The colour swatches are a good guide to our standard stone colours but as we manufacture all designs in our workshops there is the option to change or specify the colour or shade that you want. So for example if the 'Slate grey' stone colour is your favourite but it appears a little darker on your screen than you would like it is possible to tell us what shade you want.
Viewing colours over the internet can be difficult as much depends on your screen/browser settings so we have given you a brief description of each colour as a second point of reference.
|Portland stone has as the name suggests is quarried from the Isle of Portland and is a natural white coloured limestone. For centuries it has been used as a building stone for prestigiouse buildings for example the Tower of London, London Bridge and was the main choice for the rebuilding of London after the great fire, noteable buildings include St Paul's Cathedral, Palace of Westminster and the British Museum.|
|Bath Stone is a honey coloured Limestone originally obtained from Somerset, its warm honey colour gives the City of Bath its distinctive honey appearance. Bath Stone has been used extensively as a building material throughout southern England for churches, houses and public buildings such as railway stations.|
|Our Green stone is not based on a natural stone colour but was developed for the person who wants a more subdued water feature or fountain in the garden. Rather than contrasting with the vegetation in the garden this green colour stone is designed to blend into your garden scheme without distracting from your planting.|
|Terracotta is Italian for "baked earth", so essentially fired clay. The type of clay used will give the finished colour. Our standard terracotta is a pale sun baked orange common in traditional Italian and Spainish towns. This pale colour will add a little sunshine to a shaded area in your garden.|
|Dark Terracotta is again based on a fired clay colour, this time a dark earthy red/brown colour. This is the more traditional english terracotta colour and fits easilly into any colour scheme.|
|Slate Grey as the name suggests is a Grey/Black colour. The addition of this colour to the mix produces an interesting 2 tone effect as wet areas of the fountain show as a glassy jet black and dry areas of the fountain take on a matt grey/black. The same effect can be seen on slate roofs when wet and dry.|
We also offer an antique finish on our stone colours, this is a moss green wash that is carefully applied to age the stone so it looks as if it's been outside for many years.
Some customers prefer this aged effect to the freshness of the standard colours when they are new.
Portland stone with antique finish
Bathstone with antique finish
Slate grey stone with antique finish
Terracotta stone with antique finish
Dark Terracotta stone with antique finish
Green stone with antique finish
If you are ordering online there is a message box as you go through the checkout where you can leave any instructions as to the shade or colour requirements, if we are in any doubt as to your instructions we will contact you before we make your fountain or water feature.
Alternativly you can telephone 01737 222040 during normal working hours to discuss your fountain colour or use the Contact form to ask about your colour choice.
We are happy to receive photographs of your patio or wall colour to clarify your colour needs if you want your fountain to fit in with your garden colour scheme.