HOUSE NUMBER IN STONE SLATE AND GRANITE
HOUSE NUMBERS IN STONE, SLATE AND GRANITE.
Having a house number sign engraved in stone is the classiest way of displaying your house number. By choosing the right style, stone type and design you can create a truly stunning introduction to your front door in a way that suits the style of your home.
HOUSE NUMBERS IN SANDSTONE.
Cream Sandstone house numbers can be utterly simply and elegant as the “Classic” example above or as intricate and beautiful as the “Celtic” number shown. There are no rules! Simply choose the style that best suits your house, cottage. bungalow or manor, or that you like!
These types of stone house numbers will withstand the elements for decades.
GRANITE HOUSE NUMBERS.
There are so many possibilities in it is difficult to know where to start! The simplest is the “Classic” engraved house number. The number engraved and finished white for maximum visibility. Simple but very very elegant! The Art-Nouveau version is unusual, the number and decoration carved in-relief. This style will last for centuries rather than decades! The Art-Deco house number is one of my all-time favourites, just beautiful.
YORKSTONE HOUSE NUMBER.
For all of my career York Stone has been one of my favourite stones for engraving. Tough and enduring it is the essence of Englishness. A house number engraved deeply in York stone will endure for many decades and stay beautiful even when aged and covered in moss.
WELSH SLATE FOR NUMBER SIGNS.
Welsh slate is justly famous throughout the world for it’s enduring qualities. Speaking personally, I like it because it engraves beautifully, with sharp deep numbers and a lovely fine eggshell finish. It is possible to engrave intricate artwork to compliment the house number itself. Welsh slate is one of the very best materials for engraving a house number sign.
SLATE FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Do not discount other types of slate, the number sign above was made from Brazilian green slate, it is tough and engraved beautifully. The only potential problem with some foreign slates is that they can fade in sunlight! You have to rely on the experience of your stone engraver to guide you on the quality of the stone you are using