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Amber Valley Stone join UK Cast Stone Association (UKCSA)

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 […]

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Rooftop Garden in Kings Cross

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2020 In Review

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. […]

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Former Police HQ, Cheltenham

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.

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Manufacturing Semi-Dry Cast Stone Cills

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 […]

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How Many Stone Moulds?!

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.   

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We are here – and conforming to the ‘New Normal’

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 […]

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What is Vapour Curing of Semi Dry Cast Stone and what are the  benefits? 

Cast stone products are suitable for a wide range of applications, ranging from pier caps and copings to window surrounds and porticos. For an even longer lasting, consistent finish, however, vapour cured cast stone is the answer. Due to the specialised manufacturing process, not all cast stone companies practice vapour curing.  

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What are the main differences between Semi Dry and Wet Cast Stone? 

We get asked this on an almost daily basis and wanted to publish some helpful information to assist buyers and specifiers make an informed decision. Both Semi Dry and Wet Cast stone are a durable masonry product that emulates that appearance of natural stone while bringing much more flexibility to the design and production – […]

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Caring for your Amber Valley Stone products

Correct care of Amber Valley cast stone products prior to installation is vital for best results. When it comes to transporting, storing & opening your delivery, Amber Valley Stone want to ensure the safety of your products and most importantly, yourself. To that end, we’ve compiled a short do’s and don’ts video on the safest […]

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