• Client: Oakmayne Properties
  • Architect: Darling Associates / Tate & Hindle
  • Duration: Complete
  • Location: London
  • Acero Limestone
  • Armani Brown Marble
  • Blue de Savoir Limestone
  • Calacatta Marble
  • Cipollino Marble
  • Cohiba Granite
  • Crema Marfil Limestone
  • Emperador Light Limestone
  • Kashmire Gold Gneiss
  • Maron Imperial Limestone
  • Michaelangelo Marble
  • Ming Green Marble
  • Moleanos Limestone
  • Nero Assoluto Limestone
  • Noir St Laurent Granite
  • Ocean Travertine
  • Porcellanato Tiles
  • Rosso Levanto Marble
  • Yorkstone Sandstone
  • 18 natural stones
  • 1,500m² of internal flooring
  • 2,000m² of internal walling
  • 300m² of porcelain tiling
  • 250m² of external paving

The works included supply and installation of 1,500m² of internal flooring, 2,000m² of internal walling, 300m² of porcelain tiling and 250m² of external paving to the Lightwells.

Following a period of investigation, Vetter UK sourced one supplier with the capability of supplying all the stones specified by the client for the fit-out. Two representatives of Vetter UK carried out a factory visit to the supplier in Carrara Italy where they viewed selected slabs of each stone. In order to have the stones approved, Vetter UK returned to Italy with the client’s representative, architect and main contractor where the stone was inspected and the final material selection was signed off by both the client and architect.

All of the stone was manufactured in Italy and transported to the UK for installation. Vetter UK worked closely with their supplier on quality control to ensure that every piece of stone was manufactured to the exact same high standards before transportation. Due to storage constraints on-site, the stone was stored at our St Neots facility and called onto site on a ‘just in time’ basis for installation. To ensure that the stone was manufactured to the exacting dimensions and shading requirements, some of the stone was dry laid on site prior to installation.

The stones to the bathrooms were slip matched ensuring a smooth unblemished finish with the veins of the stone all flowing in the same direction. A feature wall in one of the houses was also book matched, which involves splitting the stone in half and opening it like a book; when slotted together the two parts match up perfectly.