Gallagher joins Stone Federation
Gallagher Aggregates Ltd is now a full member of Stone Federation.
Stone Federation is the official trade association for the natural stone industry. The Federation co-ordinates all aspects of the industry and provides specifiers and users with a first point of contact for information, advice and guidance in sourcing an appropriate material and a reliable service.
As the last remaining supplier of Kentish Ragstone, Gallagher Aggregates Ltd is thrilled to become a member of this organisation which promotes the use of natural stone as a building material in favour of other building materials, whilst assisting clients and specifiers, providing impartial advice, promoting best practice and setting industry standards.
Kentish Ragstone is the only hard rock available at shallow depth in the South East of England. Kentish Ragstone is an important natural resource and is the most widespread building stone used throughout the South East of England. It has been used for over 2000 years as an attractive and functional building stone for many buildings in and around the Maidstone area, and for famous buildings in London, eg The Tower of London, and as a high quality crushed rock aggregate. To maintain the local character of Kent's architecture, Gallagher's Hermitage Quarry supplies building stone both for restoration and for new construction. Kentish Ragstone is being increasingly specified by architects as awareness of its attributes grow.
For more information on Stone Federation, visit www.stonefed.org.uk