Amber Valley Stone manufacture a wide range of standard and bespoke Semi-dry cast stone products – vapour-cured for high quality, long-lasting and durable. Each piece we manufacture is carefully crafted to the highest standards.

How do we create each piece so carefully? Watch a time-lapse of the manufacture of a Semi-dry Cast Stone Cill by clicking on the video below:

If you’re looking for experienced UK cast stone suppliers, get in touch with Amber Valley Stone today, and find out how our team of experts can assist with your project. Contact us on 01773 540707 or info@ambervalleystone.co.uk 

Amber Valley Stone Ltd is one of very few UK companies to supply Glass Fibre Reinforced Concrete products, with over 25 years’ experience in manufacturing GRC. It’s growing in popularity with many of our customers due to its unique combination of high strength, low weight and environmental benefits. But what exactly is GRC, and what is it useful for?

GRC is a type of fibre-reinforced concrete. The production process involves incorporating glass fibre reinforcement into a high-water-content concrete mix, which can then be poured or sprayed into moulds, and de-moulded the following day.

GRC cast stone is lighter than traditional cast stone, using a lightweight core to reduce the overall unit weight.

It’s ideal for products where weight could be an issue such as door surrounds, and can be formed into virtually any size, shape, or finish. Because of its versatility, AVS can easily produce bespoke items that are tailor-made to your requirements, such as window surrounds, canopies, and heads.

See HERE for our Printable GRC Product Focus.

GRC Door Surrounds

Key Features of GRC:

  • GRC has the appearance of Cast Stone, yet as it’s reinforced with glass fibres and with its lightweight core it’s typically only 30% of the weight, resulting in lower transportation costs and ease of installation. 
  • GRC can be post fit, meaning that it doesn’t impact on your critical path. Our GRC surrounds and canopies even comes with stainless steel fixings as standard. 
  • Unlike timber, GRC requires no painting, treating or maintenance. We can even match the colour of your existing stonework. 

Amber Valley Stone support specifiers, architects, builders, contractors, and their clients, helping to maximise the benefits of cast stone in their projects. Whatever your scheme, we can work closely with your team to help you find the best cast stone product for your project. With our mass-scale manufacturing process capable of a multitude of casts in a day, lead times are lower than that of other specifications available!

If you’re looking for experienced UK cast stone manufacturers, get in touch with Amber Valley Stone today, and find out how our team of experts can assist with your project.

For further information or to forward your enquiry please contact us on 01773 540707 or info@ambervalleystone.co.uk 

Northfield Manor House was the former residence of the Cadbury family but sadly it was subjected to an arson attack. At its height, up to 100 firefighters were tackling the blaze, and the flames and smoke could be seen from about three miles away.

The building has been described as part of Birmingham’s heritage and architecturally significant. At the time, structural engineers said there was only a “slight possibility” it could be saved from demolition.

Two years later, in 2016, Amber Valley Stone met with HGP Architects as requested by Crest Nicholson to help develop the stonework specification and details for this unusual project. Crest agreed to develop the land around this manor and reinstate the building to as close as its previous form from photos and archive information.

Trying to match detailing from old photos made this project difficult in many ways, but during our visits with HGP and Crest we came up with a solution that really does this historic building justice.

Specification: Wet Cast

Customer: Crest Nicholson (Midlands)

Architects: HGP Architects

Completion: 2021

If you’re looking for experienced UK precast stone suppliers, get in touch with Amber Valley Stone today, and find out how our team of experts can assist with your project.

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Since 1991, UKCSA has worked tirelessly to increase awareness and confidence in cast stone, and to establish and maintain the highest standard of product quality and usage.

As part of our continual improvement program, as well as our firm dedication to manufacturing quality products to the construction industry, AVS feel it is appropriate to become members of such a select organisation.

What is UKSCA?

The UK Cast Stone Association (UKCSA) is the ‘Guardian of Quality for Cast Stone and represents the UK’s leading manufacturers. 

Setting high performance standards and supported by rigorous testing and quality control, members of UKCSA must demonstrate their continuing adhesion to the UKCSA Standard.

Belonging to UKCSA assures our customers that the quality of our products and services conform to the highest standards.

UK Cast Stone Association

UKCSA Standards are used by architects and contractors alike when specifying and using cast stone to complete projects.

As a company, we continue to place great emphasis on producing long lasting, quality units across our cast stone, precast and GRC ranges.

Former Police HQ Cheltenham

Recently completed, this project in Cheltenham was supplied with over 665 tonnes of Wet Cast, Vapour Cured Semi Dry and GRC products.

With work starting in 2018, this high profile redevelopment of the former Police Headquarters into a series of townhouses and apartments required strict adherence to planning specifications and has resulted in a stunning development in this sought after area.

For complete peace of mind, when choosing your next cast stone, precast or GRC supplier, choose Amber Valley Stone for assured quality and service.

For further information or to forward your enquiry please contact us on 01773 540707 or info@ambervalleystone.co.uk  

King’s Cross is one of the largest and most exciting redevelopments in London. The 67-acre site has a rich history and a unique setting. What was an underused industrial wasteland is being transformed into a new part of the city with homes, shops, offices and much more.

Amber Valley Stone was approached by Willerby Landscapes to produce 654 no. bespoke walkway planks in an Architectural Precast specification. The client also requested a bespoke colour to compliment other hardscaping.

Jack Hunn – Contracts Manager at Willerby said, “Amber Valley Stone have been fantastic from start to finish. Communication from their project management team has been excellent throughout. When we requested a site visit, they were quick to react to our request. We are pleased with the product and overall look.”

Client: Willerby Landscapes

Sector: Residential Development Rooftop Garden

Materials: Architectural Precast

Completion: 2021

If you’re looking for experienced UK precast stone suppliers, get in touch with Amber Valley Stone today, and find out how our team of experts can assist with your project.

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The year 2020 has been a strange one, I’m sure you’d agree. We’ve lived through daily updates, lockdowns, business as usual, social distancing, more lockdowns, tier restrictions and Christmas Bubbles.

Through all this though, we have seen a strength in both our staff and our customers to keep going despite the events of the year.

Join us as we look over the highlights of 2020:

So what happened during the course of the year?

1. Amber Valley Stone begin trading in January 2020. With a management team each with over 20 years’ experience, we have the skills needed to supply top quality reconstituted stone & precast for housebuilding projects, commercial projects and hard landscaping projects. A familiar face re-joins our team, Joe Wheatcroft as Head of Sales & Marketing.

2. In March, the news of the Covid-19 pandemic dominated world news, with social distancing and safety measures to be implemented without delay. Amber Valley Stone used this time to invest in our website and our business, with a new mixer, an updated telephone system and a new online brochure, which will be live in the new year.

3-4. Amber Valley Stone staff began working from home where possible. Dedicated Project Managers continue processing orders, answering queries and maintaining relationships throughout the lockdown.

5-6. As businesses reopened in May, all the social distancing and safety measures we’d implemented during lockdown allowed Amber Valley Stone to reopen our production facility, with teams back at work and fulfilling orders with lead times again at 4-6 weeks to help keep Britain building.

7. Investing in our facilities with a new precast mixer and batching plant means Amber Valley Stone continue producing quality products, speeding up production. 

8. Use of our new telephone system eases internal communications while we all work from home, and allow customers and suppliers to contact the department they require, with shorter wait times and a better quality call experience.

9. As lockdown measures are further eased, all AVS teams return to work, producing our top quality reconstituted stone products with increased efficiency and greater production capacity.

10. Restriction measures increased again at the end of the 2020, however, with the lessons we have learned over the year, Amber Valley Stone have weathered the storm, our lead times remain 4-6 weeks for standard products and we now have a heightened sense of cleanliness and communal safety.

11. Many thanks for all our customers, suppliers and staff for all your hard work over the year. We look forward to continuing working with you in 2021!

The new year will see the rollout of our new online product catalogue, along with various other pages on our website. Don’t forget to keep checking back!

If you’re looking for experienced UK cast stone suppliers, get in touch with Amber Valley Stone today, and find out how our team of experts can assist with your project.

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Back in 2018 work started on the site of one of Cheltenhams landmark buildings, the former Police Headquarters on Princess Elizabeth Way on outskirts of the city. Amber Valley Stone was selected by Cala Homes to supply over 19,200 cast stone units for the project.

This was a significant development for Amber Valley Stone, CALA and locals, bringing quality villas and apartments to this highly regarding area of Cheltenham.

With the Constabulary moving to Holland House, construction was able to start on the three vacant buildings, transforming them into 67 new homes.

The planning specification for this project was natural stone, with the cost of this product making the development a non-starter Cala engaged with AVS who tirelessly along side Cala’s planning team to show the Planning officer that reconstituted cast stone is a cost effective yet complementary to the surrounding buildings.

Former Police Headquarters sign, Cheltenham

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To achieve a natual look with variance across the elevations three colours of ashlar block were supplied.

A range of products were supplied:

  • Wet Cast: 195 units – 14 Tonnes
  • Vapour Cured Semi Dry: Units 17,954 – 608 Tonnes
  • GRC: Units 1,092 – 43 Tonnes

Sabrina Hassell, from Cala Homes said “With such a complex project such as Cheltenham we really had to plan every aspect of the stone deliveries, we started planning almost a year before site start with Amber and after countless meetings and deliberation on how to manage this project we agreed on a strategy.

Amber worked with our payment system to ensure that the process was as smooth as possible and the schedules matched our purchase orders and with such complex deliveries this was not a small task. We had our own project manager who knew every aspect of the project and was always able to answer any questions we had alongside Joe who kept very close to the project.

With dedicated Project Managers, in-house teams of CAD technicians, joiners and casting operatives, Amber Valley Stone produced, deliver and install over 665 tonnes of precast stone, which met the designs down to the last detail.

Sabrina continues “The best part of using Amber was they completely owned the project and managed the whole package from the start, nothing was ever too much trouble.”.

Client: CALA Homes (Midlands)

Sector: Commercial Development

Materials: Wet Cast, Vapour Cured Semi Dry & GRC

Completion: 2020

We were recently awarded ‘Highly Commended’ for this project in the UK Cast Stone Association 30th Anniversary Awards.

If you’re looking for experienced UK cast stone suppliers, get in touch with Amber Valley Stone today, and find out how our team of experts can assist with your project.

UKCSA Awards 2021 Highly Commended

Cast stone products are suitable for a wide range of applications. New developments, refurbishment, renovation, private or public sector – no matter what your project involves, precast stone is a cost effective way of bring the beauty of natural stone to the finished product.

Standard and bespoke moulds are used to form everything, from cills and pier caps to balcony screens and porticos. Have you ever wondered how we do this? Please watch the time-lapse video below to see how…

If you’re looking for experienced UK cast stone suppliers, get in touch with Amber Valley Stone today, and find out how our team of experts can assist with your project. For further information or to forward your enquiry please contact us on 01773 540707 or info@ambervalleystone.co.uk  

Its well known that cast stone products are suitable for a wide range of applications, and that for a longer lasting finish, vapour cured cast stone is the way to go – however, how the finished product comes about is not so clear.   

Cast Stone Mould

AVS Vapour Cured Semi Dry cast stone moulds are produced in either standard or bespoke sizing, with the standard moulds sometimes forming the basis for these bespoke moulds.

As the name suggests, bespoke moulds are created for each job, with the final customers specifications guiding the dimensions. We keep 1000s of standard moulds in our indoor mould library, catering for a wide range of products shapes and sizes.

With so many standard moulds in stock, along with our mass-scale manufacturing process capable of a multitude of casts in a day, lead times are lower than that of other specifications available!

Supporting specifiers, architects, builders, contractors and their clients, our sales and technical teams will help to maximise the benefits of cast stone in your construction projects. Whatever your scheme, Amber Valley Stone have the perfect mould for creating or reproducing the beautiful cast stonework you need.  

AVS indoor mould library

If you’re looking for experienced UK cast stone suppliers, get in touch with Amber Valley Stone today, and find out how our team of experts can assist with your project. For further information or to forward your enquiry please contact us on 01773 540707 or info@ambervalleystone.co.uk  

As you may know, since July, our business has been allowed to re-open. We wanted to assure all customers of the changes we have made and to update on our situation:

  • We continue to follow all government guidelines for safety of customers and staff, and therefore we have less staff in our offices with some continuing to work from home.
  • All desks & work areas are regularly cleaned, with all staff adhering to government guidelines.
  • Despite the changes required in our manufacturing facility, our lead times continue to be 4-8* weeks for delivery, and we remain flexible when trying to accommodate each of our customers requirements.
    *delivery times vary by product specification and mould requirement.
  • We are conducting most meetings ‘virtually’, allowing us to keep abreast of projects, while staying socially distant.
  • From design to delivery, all our teams are once again fully operational.

Our telephone lines are diverted to ensure you can still contact us, and our hours continue to be 0830 – 1700 Monday – Friday. 

You can continue to reach out to us by email, our LinkedInFacebook or Twitter profiles or calling us on 01773 540707

We are carefully monitoring the situation as we are sure you are. The most important thing is to make sure we conduct business in a safe environment.

If you’re looking for experienced UK cast stone suppliers, get in touch with Amber Valley Stone today, and find out how our team of experts can assist with your project. For further information or to forward your enquiry please contact us on 01773 540707 or info@ambervalleystone.co.uk