London Garden Stone Steps
The London Front Garden Company supplies and fits Stone Steps to suit a wide variety of situations, often as part of our complete garden design service.
Whether your property is a Victorian or Edwardian house in need of a new porch step or a Georgian townhouse with a flight of entrance steps leaking into the basement below, our experts can help.
Stone steps are not only extremely hard wearing and functional but lend a real sense of beauty and quality to your home’s entrance.
There is a wide choice of stone material available although ‘bullnosed’ Yorkstone steps are the most popular choice, being both attractive and incredibly tough.
Take a look at some of our craftsmanship in the gallery on this page, or contact us now if you would like to find out more.
Stone Steps for Character and Durability
Stone steps are usually made from Yorkstone, which is a very hard sandstone with beautiful depths of colour.
However, we can supply steps in a wide variety of stone: Portland Stone, for example, is a very distinctive and attractive pale grey/cream limestone. We have also installed steps in grey and beige sandstone, marble, granite and slate.
We also take great care to supply our steps in appropriate proportions to suit each situation. There are times when only a 3” (75mm) or even 4” (100mm) thick step will do, if the porch demands it. We usually recommend 2” (50mm) steps as a minimum because they are so much more substantial - and look it!
The one thing that all of our steps have in common in their superior quality, providing the front of your home with an attractive and durable welcome of great character.
Installation & Waterproofing
Just as important as the quality of the materials used for steps is the quality of the installation.
We have the experience and skills needed to make sure that your particular project is not only great to look at but is properly constructed.
In Victorian porches, for example, this can entail strengthening the entire porch floor (not least for mosaic tiling behind) and installing or replacing a cast iron ‘daisy grille’ beneath, so as to ensure proper air-flow beneath the floor boards inside the house.
In Edwardian houses, the external porch may be carrying the weight of the small porch roof through wooden uprights, making replacement of the porch itself a situation requiring experienced workmanship.
Again, flights of steps up to front doors typical in Georgian townhouses and large Victorian properties will often ‘bridge’ over basement entrances beneath. Here, water ingress is a common problem with the existing steps and proper waterproofing is a therefore a major factor in their reconstruction.
Please contact us for a free site survey and detailed quote.