This impressive historic building has been converted to provide offices for the important government department DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs). Occupying an extensive site, recent works looked to upgrade the exterior with tasteful but practical landscaping.
Maintaining the character of the property, traditional Yorkstone was selected for the bulk paving areas, with an appealing mix of random length pavers. The paved area extends to support regular seating benches, and granite cobbles give a pleasant contrast around the borders and in regular infill lines amongst the paving.
Yorkstone outside has provided such a timeless feel to the place; it effortlessly bridges between modern day and the era in which the property was built, giving a sense of stability and sustainability.
Shade of stone was important to this carefully-designed project. Once again, Kinorigo’s comprehensive sampling service made it easy to reach a conclusion on colour shade, with traditional buff being the preferred choice. Yorkstone’s superior slip resistance has also benefitted the location.
Seamless supply at the scheduled time, with special fork lift provision made available for delivery, ensured that operations were able to progress as required. The completed project reflects the effective working relationship between Kinorigo and the contractor.