About Century Stone
We specialize in the supply of manufactured stone cladding, brick slips and natural stone cladding for all regions throughout the UK.
Century Stone in partnership with Eldorado Stone the Market Leader with over 40 year’s experience of manufacturing and refining the art of creating stone cladding that is both unsurpassed in appearance and believability.
Believability. It’s the most important ingredient of Eldorado Stone and the most compelling reason why so many architects, builders and homeowners choose us.
With the distinct process of using handcrafted moulds, thus creating the natural colour palettes that capture all the nuances of real stone.
Our Stone cladding and Brick facing is ACCREDITED and come with a 50 year warranty.
Explaining the components of the manufactured stone cladding
This stone does not come in a panel system as all stones are individual in both the Eldorado and StoneCraft ranges (except the Stacked Stone).
This stone cladding product looks and feels like natural stone except that the individual stones are adhered to the substrate in question and not built structurally.
The key benfits of the stone veneer cladding are:
- Eco friendly
- Easy to install
- No wastage
The stone cladding varies in thickness between 35mm and 45mm.
The brick cladding varies in thickness between 15mm and 22mm.
Flat stone or brick
All stones are individual like natural stone except not load-bearing.
Flat stones are used on all surfaces of the build except at gables or into windows or door openings.
Corner stones or bricks
Corner stones produce the appearance of a full-sized natural stone installation.
These are simply 90 degree "L" shaped version of the flat stones above.
Each stone type has their respective corner stones with varying heights and leg lengths so as to marry in the flat stones (i.e. not like quoins).
The stone is packaged into individual boxes, each containing 1m² per box on average.
All stones are packaged individually into the boxes.
We can deliver up to 20 boxes per pallet.
What is the difference between manufactured stone cladding and natural structural stone?
Manufactured stone cladding is cast from moulds of real stone which makes it lighter than natural stone.
Natural stone may require wall ties and footings, an overhang of a roof which, in turn, can increase installation cost and difficulty.
No footings or toes in foundations are needed. The product is an adhered stone veneer and is supported on the wall by the bond of the adhesive to the stone and surface of the substrate in question.
This stone facade is light in weight ( 45 Kg per m²), designed to adhere easily to a variety of structurally sound surfaces, and is capable of installations that would normally be very difficult and costly to achieve with natural stone.
The base colour is blended throughout and permanent mineral oxide pigments are applied and absorbed when the veneer is cast. Colour becomes an integral part of the veneer and, similar to natural stone, there are minimal noticeable colour changes after years of weathering.
Where can I install Century Stone?
Our External stone cladding and internal stone cladding products are used on any building project ie. Large or small New Build, Interior or Exterior spaces, new Residential or Commercial projects or Refurbishments.
- New build homes
- House developments
- Retail Units
- Bars & Clubs
- Retaining Walls
Ideal for cladding an existing building or retrofitting the external insulation on a passive house design.
Whether you are building, remodelling or designing your very own dream project, we have the perfect stone profile to fit your needs.
Our stone veneer is ideal for use in the following building types:
- Timber frame
- Conventional block built
Permanent exhibition stand in Swindon Exhibition Centre
Visit our permanent exhibition stand all year round at the Buildstore National Self Build & Renovation Centre in Swindon
National Self Build & Renovation Centre
Great Western Way
We aim to provide a more affordable and convenient design outcome for builders, architects and designers throughout the UK with our focus on:
- Product innovation
- Technical milestones in stone colouration
- Our commitment to meeting customer’s needs.