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However, I have reservations about such coarse textured products on driveways. Is this a feature of the flags or is it just these sample pieces?
It was a Charcon product initially, but now it’s part of the StoneFlair By Bradstone hierarchy which I feel adds the grand total of buggerall to its appeal. The flagstones are elevated so the whole shebang could be placed right outside a patio door to give that much-desired ‘level walk through’ with no risk of compromising DPC levels.
Mode porcelain paving – colour and texture options. And then finally, all the technical info. Novelty is limited to a couple of new shades for the Monksbridge range, a paver that is rightly but inexplicably popular in the North-east of England. Onwards and upwards into the exalted territories of Natural Stoneand, it appears, nothing shocking or unexpected here. Given the state of the market inI do feel that this grouping from Bradstone is about as good as we are going to get.
It’s A4, full-colour, with exactly pages of loveliness. Here the first 1 pages from the catalog “Contemporary paving Tuscany 3D” P.
This reflects the sense that the CBP market has matured and stabilised at a point where, as far as the British market is concerned, we have all the options we need, thank you very much, so you can keep your fancy continental ideas about textures and non-rectangular shapes, because we don’t want them.
Firstly, I know I’ve struggled in the past to get my head around the Bradstone-StoneFlair-BorderStone merry-go-round, but just as I think I’ve more-or-less got there, they decide to rationalise the ancient bedrock of the brands with yet another re-jig of the reproduction riven flagstone offering.
It’s clean, functional, corporate but lacking the distinctive styling I prefer. The kit comprises a lightweight mild steel framework which is plonked down on the existing garden or yard area, levelled up using screw-adjusted pedestals, and then the flags are, and I kid you not, glued into place atop the framework. There are other developments in the pipeline.
Cluttering it with umpteen brand names does nothing for me. Porcelain is porcelain and it does seem that it has a Marmite effect with many people.
Well, according the incredibly friendly marketing team, it’s a whole new look for Bradstone inwith more focus on producing a brochure that has extra lashings of that upmarket coffee-table book styling which appeals to the clients, while maintaining Bradstone’s reputation for clear and concise size and pack information, which is what’s needed by the contractor.
Handily, there’s a link to the “Full Product Index” on the back cover which allows individual pavings and other products to be tracked down by name alone. I think we can rest assured on that score! Perhaps I need to see a larger expanse of it laid, but the samples I have are definitely lacking in the Green department. Blink and you miss it – granite setts. Caution is understandable with a new product, but there has to be a balance between investing too much in an unproven paving and hobbling it with mininal creative appeal.
Gone are the intangible Contemporary and Traditional collections to be replaced by the much more clearly defined groups of Porcelain, Concrete, Natural Stone, Block Paving and Landscaping Features.
As perhaps we should expect, given the current appetites of the market particularly in Lower Britainthe opening act is Porcelain. Inset trays for mini-planters, bespoke lighting units, feature panels? The pedestals are adjusted to roughly level-up the base and ensure it doesn’t rock or move, and then the edging skirt is glued into place to hide the framework.
Stonemaster block paving – still drop-dead gorgeous. To recap, StoneFlair is now the premium brand within Bradstone, a bit like ‘Finest’ is the premium brand for Tesco stuff, but once that had been sorted, it became apparent that there were just too many riven product lines, some of which are original Bradstone, some which came with StoneFlair and some that once resided with Border Stone.
Even a so-called ‘budget’ product, such as Ashbourne Paving, can look fantastic with the right photography.
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Doesn’t it have to serve its time as ‘contemporary’ before it can mature sufficiently to bdochure traditional? Here the first 1 pages from the catalog “Traditional paving Cloisters” P. The matching copings and edgings are also very welcome but, on a personal note, the most exciting news is that the stupendously twee wet-cast flags with bird moulded onto them are gone.
Why introduce a whole new, unknown brand with no heritage? So, the natural assumption is that it’s a DIY product, bradstoen to be honest, I suspect that’s where most sales will come, but as a contractor think about the possibility of being able to go in to a customer’s home and install a neat looking mini-patio in under two hours, with no mess, no fuss, no hassle. River washed Limestone bfadstone – just because I like it! In the words of those awful Telly Ads, it does what it says….
The grooved design givesan ultra modern feel to the garden.
It keeps the brand fresh while gradstone new opportunities, and expanding the design options for those keen on a more contemporary but naturalistic look. Here the first 1 pages from the catalog “Contemporary paving Bamburgh Mill” P.
Here the first 1 pages from the catalog “Traditional paving Gironde” P. One notable near-absence from all the photographs, and barely present in the later Technical Information, is Setts.
Mode Textured in Beige. Here the first 1 pages from the catalog “Contemporary paving Ventura” P. I know why it’s done; indeed, there has been significant pressure to move pavingexpert.
It looks bloody complicated. I know they don’t sell in hiuge bradxtone, but that’s no reason to hide brochur away so effectively. This is a broochure with a genuinely appealling rbochure, one that’s bound to stimulate interest, but what can be done with it?
Still, we’ve seen far worse over the years: Here the first 1 pages from the catalog “Contemporary paving Restoration” P. I could praise the long overdue simplification of product groups, or the discrete use of finely judged text, or even the use of easily-understandable symbols to give at-a-glance info on pricing or origin, but what makes this a absolute doozey of a brochure is the photography, and the projects that are shown.
With the exception of the small padstones there has been no excavation.