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Gerald Yapp

News Flash – June

AWESOME ALOES

The exquisite aloe provides our winter gardens with a burst of vibrant warmth, as their colourful coral columns brighten the coldest of days. Sunbirds can be spotted hovering over these beautiful winter wonders, which are well suited to be planted in WilsonStone’s gorgeous large planters. Remember to always plant them in well drained soil. Recommended planters for June planting: The Oil Jar for Aloes; The Sterling for Ornamental cabbages and colour mix; The Windsor Bowl for petunias or similar; The Florentine Bowl for cascading colour.

The Sterling

The Windsor Bowl

The Florentine Bowl

WILSONSTONE FIBER CEMENT WALL COPING – INNOVATION MEETS DESIGN

WilsonStone’s Fibre Cement Wall Copings are a light weight, elegant and extremely efficient way to finish a wall beautifully. Eliminating the need for time consuming and costly detail plaster work which saves material and labour costs, these durable copings can be ordered to fit a single brick or double brick wall and come in 3m lengths.

WINTER INSPIRATIONALS

“Every gardener knows that under the cloak of winter lies a miracle … a seed waiting to sprout,
a bulb opening to the light, a bud straining to unfurl.
And the anticipation nurtures our dream.”

BOLLARDS DON’T NEED TO BE BORING!

This is the season to be installing hard landscaping elements, re-vamping paving that needs attention, and upgrading parks and gardens. Remember that at WilsonStone, we have a number of interesting, well designed bollards, to demarcate areas in attractive, user-friendly ways. Our Drum Bollard doubles as an outdoor seat, and the Pencil Bollard is a super fun feature for any school or recreational park! The Senekal Bollard lends a level of sophistication to any landscape, and they all work in beautifully with of our stunning range of pavers.

MODUS 900 & THREE RING PLANTER – GREAT FOR COMMERCIAL PROJECTS

The versatile MODUS 900, is ideal when hard wearing and durable planter and bin options are required for shopping centers and public spaces. With slightly rounded edges, the Modus 900 is very well suited to these applications. This planter and bin combo works well in conjunction with the larger Three Ring Planter, and Turin bench or rest set. They can also be personalized with a corporate logo.

FIRESIDE PHILOSOPHY

“A garden is half made when it is well planned. The best gardener is the one who does the most gardening by the fire.”

Liberty Hyde Bailey

Gorgeous container planting provides a splash of colour to any winter garden. Here are some planting ideas and WilsonStone pots to insipire…

Remember that our products are made to order so factor in a lead time and plan ahead.

CONTACT US

JOHANNESBURG – 011 615 6212  /  CAPE TOWN – 021 701 7655

JHB Showroom

 

Gawie Vosloo
CPT Office

083 626 2617 or 021 701 7655
gawie@wilsonstone.co.za

 

William Edwards
Group CEO & Special Projects (Jhb & Cpt)

Lauren da Silva
Sales (Jhb)

082 327 9603
lauren@wilsonstone.co.za

 

Sue Tiley
Sales & Marketing (Jhb)

083 776 3184
sue@wilsonstone.co.za

Rob Edwards
Cape Town General Manager

083 776 3184
sue@wilsonstone.co.za

 

News Flash – May

Corbels, window frames and bespoke GRC details were supplied by WilsonStone

ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENTS

“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” Winston Churchill

As Steyn City grows and evolves into the sought after urban refuge that it has become, we are proud to showcase WilsonStone’s involvement in the construction of Palazzo Steyn. This was a very high-profile project with extremely tight time constraints; the landscape element was only half of the project, as we also manufactured many of the custom architectural elements shown below. The project was a very memorable one due to the variety of elements involved.

Balustrading, wall copings and custom features were manufactured to the highest order

Q&A WITH OUR CEO, WILLIAM EDWARDS

What is WilsonStone’s unique selling point?

We are a very flexible business, especially in terms of design and capacity. We have an on-site pattern shop which greatly enhances new product development and the ability to produce custom products quickly and easily. We are also able to produce one off products (for example a water feature for a business park) as well as set up production lines to produce high volume items, required for the building trade, such as columns, caps and bases. These attributes allow us to cater for almost any project large or small.

What sets WilsonStone apart in this industry?

We aim to provide a quality product and service at a reasonable price, which is key to sustainability. Not producing quality products speaks for itself, but correct and reasonable pricing facilitates clients returning, and not looking to the competition to perhaps provide a similar product at a cheaper price.

ONLINE NEWS

OUR NEW WEBSITE IS UP AND RUNNING

We are proud to launch our brand-new website! We have been working hard to create a fresh, new, easy-to-use website, and invite you to log on and check it out! Products are easy to find, and images are clean and uncluttered. It will be updated with our latest products on a regular basis.

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK

Please join our Facebook family, and Like and Share our posts. We showcase recent projects and popular products on our Facebook page, and invite you to send any relevant images to us, so we can include them in future posts, and mention you as well.

CATALOGUE UPDATES

For those of you who didn’t receive our new Bench and Pot Catalogues, please contact us and we will be happy to email them on to you. You can find all our catalogues on our website, and download them as you need them.

THE FRENCH CAFÉ CHAIR

We are loving our new French Café Chairs – new to our range and to the showroom. Painted in the trending Plascon colours “Money Tree” & “Rutherford” they are an elegant little chair enhancing any outdoor patio table.

CONTACT US

JOHANNESBURG – 011 615 6212  /  CAPE TOWN – 021 701 7655

JHB Showroom

 

Gawie Vosloo
CPT Office

083 626 2617 or 021 701 7655
gawie@wilsonstone.co.za

 

William Edwards
Group CEO & Special Projects (Jhb & Cpt)

Lauren da Silva
Sales (Jhb)

082 327 9603
lauren@wilsonstone.co.za

 

Sue Tiley
Sales & Marketing (Jhb)

083 776 3184
sue@wilsonstone.co.za

Rob Edwards
Cape Town General Manager

083 776 3184
sue@wilsonstone.co.za

 

News Flash – April

THE RENAISSANCE RANGE

“The revival of European art and literature under the influence of classical models”

In the spirit of Renaissance, we have introduced some beautiful new, classical pots to our range; created a new and easy-to-use catalogue (which we are delighted to attach with this NewsFlash); and we have also replanted and rejuvenated our showroom in Kensington. We are excited to share some of these exciting new developments in this NewsFlash and look forward to your comments and feedback.

DOWNLOAD BROCHURE  |  GRC & RECONSTRUCTED SANDSTONE POTS

The Raphael

The Vasari

The Solari

THE RENAISSANCE RANGE

As we constantly strive to improve our product range, and stay relevant to our clients’ needs, we are proud to launch the new Renaissance Range to our Pot Catalogue: three new vases & an exquisite Oil Jar.
In keeping with the Old Masters, we have paid special attention to the scale and proportion of old European classics, with our constant focus remaining on quality.il.

The Kensington Large Trough  –  H: 600 | W: 530 | L: 1800

LARGE TROUGHS

Keeping in touch with our market is important to us, and we came to realise that our clients were looking for longer, larger troughs. We are happy to introduce our new Kensington Large Trough at 1800mm long, which is a lovely traditional shape, working beautifully with our new Renaissance range of pots. We have also added two more contemporary troughs to our range, The Houghton and Houghton Trough Large

The Houghton Trough – H: 580 | W: 450 | L: 2000

SHOWROOM REVIVAL

157 QUEEN STREET – WILSONSTONE & INSIDE OUTSIDE

In the spirit of our Renaissance theme, we spent a couple of fabulous days over the Easter period rejuvenating our showroom in Kensington! Planters were re-arranged and grouped, our new Renaissance planters were delivered, and everything was given a fresh, lush look – planted with gorgeous groupings of water-wise grasses, buxus and aloes.
Our lovely gift shop is also bursting with fabulous goodies – glass vases, lanterns, soft rugs, gifts and oodles of interesting décor pieces. If you need inspiration for a garden or need to show your clients our range of planters, benches, paving or fireplace surrounds, please pop in for a visit.

CONTACT US

JOHANNESBURG – 011 615 6212  /  CAPE TOWN – 021 701 7655

William Edwards
Group CEO & Special Projects (Jhb & Cpt)

Lauren da Silva
Sales (Jhb)

082 327 9603
lauren@wilsonstone.co.za

 

Sue Tiley
Sales & Marketing (Jhb)

083 776 3184
sue@wilsonstone.co.za

Rob Edwards
Cape Town General Manager

083 776 3184
sue@wilsonstone.co.za

 

Gawie Vosloo
CPT Office

083 626 2617 or 021 701 7655
gawie@wilsonstone.co.za

 

News Flash – March

THE BENCH MARK

Making our mark this March!

We have been busy expanding our range of Benches and have recently launched some exciting new designs. Our ever-popular Turin Bench has some stylish new siblings: The Turin Quartz – with the same classical lines, but with a beautiful polished, quartz-like finish & chamfered edges; and The Turin Lusso– our streamlined “racehorse” Turin Bench design – at 1800 long, it has legs and seat at an elegant 50mm with stainless steel base detail.

The St Tropez Pot

The Turin Lusso

The Monte Carlo Pot

Beautiful use of the Turin Rest Set in office park landscape…

The Corsica

The Mayfair Stainless

WINTER WARMERS

The Firepit

As the autumn shadows lengthen, leaves begin to fall, and the trees grow ever more golden, remember the beautiful WilsonStone Fire Pit as a wonderful new feature for any winter garden…

1200mm dia. x 500mm high – available in all GRC colour ways

Fireplace Surrounds

Get those home fires burning, and warm up the heart of the home with our exquisite WilsonStone Fireplace Surrounds… easily installed by our expert team, and made from GRC, they work with wood burning, gas, or glass fronted fireplaces and are and elegant addition to any home.

WilsonStone is committed to creating high-end, top quality products.  We invite enquiries on any special or custom items and are always happy to explore new ideas and product designs with you. 

We are proud to attach our latest Bench Brochure with this month’s News Flash – hot off the press!  Please give us a call should you have any queries on any of our new products.  We are always happy to assist with quotes, queries and questions! 

SHOWROOM NEWS

Come and visit our showroom in Kensington. We showcase our full range of Cut Stone and Clarens pavers, many of our latest designs in pots, benches and outdoor furniture, as well as our fireplace surrounds and so much more…  The showroom is open from 8.30am to 4.30pm weekdays and 9.30am to 1.00pm on Saturdays.

Showroom – 157 Queen Street, Kensington – Ph: 011 616 7129

CONTACT US – JOHANNESBURG – 011 615 6212

William Edwards
Group CEO & Special Projects

Lauren da Silva
Sales

082 327 9603
lauren@wilsonstone.co.za

 

Sue Tiley
Marketing & Sales

083 776 3184
sue@wilsonstone.co.za

CONTACT US – CAPE TOWN – 021 701 7655

Rob Edwards
Cape Town General Manager

083 776 3184
sue@wilsonstone.co.za

 

Gawie Vosloo
CPT Office

083 626 2617 or 021 701 7655
gawie@wilsonstone.co.za

 

News Flash – February

FAVOURITES THIS FEB

Summer Container Planting

Creating interest in any landscape is easily achieved by adding some fabulous statement pots and planters. WilsonStone has designs to enhance every landscape, and can be found by browsing through our WilsonStone and Classic Stone ranges on the website, or ask us for a copy of our latest catalogue. We are also happy to make up your own unique designs

Cut Stone Paving

These versatile pavers are not only used for general paving, but for step treads, pool coping, and interior use as well. They are extremely durable and great for high traffic areas, and have been widely used in commercial projects countrywide. Let us know if we can send you more info!

The Wash Trough

The humble Wash Trough is a functional, yet invaluable commodity! WilsonStone produces a single and double wash trough in GRC.

Product Development

WilsonStone is committed to keeping current with product and design, and we invite your input with regards to new and innovative design ideas…

Always striving to improve the range, WilsonStone is looking to expand on and modernize its designs.

We invite your suggestions as to where we might improve our products and service.

Please contact Sue: 083 776 3184 / 011 463 3380 / sue@wilsonstone.co.za

 

MEET THE JOHANNESBURG TEAM

WILLIAM EDWARDS GROUP CEO AND SPECIAL PROJECTS

082 650 9531
william.edwards@wilsonstone.co.za

William is the 4th Generation Owner of this family business, which was started in 1925. As CEO, William has a full plate and commutes between our Joburg and Cape Town offices weekly. He also handles large and special projects, and is always happy to tackle special design challenges, and explore interesting new product ideas. William has managed WilsonStone since 2005 and is passionate about the growth and development of the company, in keeping with its proud history within the Paving and Landscaping industry.

LAUREN DA SILVA SALES

082 327 9603
lauren@wilsonstone.co.za

Lauren is our incredibly efficient, friendly and dedicated Sales Manager. Lauren has worked at WilsonStone for over a decade, and prior to that was involved in the paving industry. With her in-depth product knowledge, she is always available to assist clients wherever possible, working at our Kensington Showroom. Lauren is a dedicated mom of two boys, and when you don’t find her in the showroom on Saturday mornings, she will be watching soccer, socializing with friends or curled up with a good book!

SUE TILEY MARKETING AND SALES

083 776 3184
sue@wilsonstone.co.za

Sue joined forces with the WilsonStone sales team in 2015, and before that, was the face of Classic Stone in Joburg for approx. 10 years. Sue has a passion for design and architecture and is never happier than when she’s able to use her creativity in this direction! Apart from her Sales portfolio, Sue has recently taken on the Marketing for WilsonStone. In her spare time, you will probably find her on the tennis court, playing social or league tennis. She also loves nothing more than entertaining friends and family to a lovely lazy Sunday lunch!

MEET THE CAPE TOWN TEAM

ROB EDWARDS CAPE TOWN GENERAL MANAGER

082 326 6791
rob@wilsonstone.co.za

Rob took over the management of WilsonStone Cape Town in 2015, and is dedicated to producing quality products (including Classic Stone Designs) from our Cape Town factory, as well as looking after our customer base in the province. Together with Charmaine Mentor, our warm and efficient admin and sales person in the Cape Town office, Rob strives to grow the company in the Cape. Rob has recently overseen the move to our new factory premises in Cape Town and is busy getting it up and running on oiled wheels.

CHARMAINE MENTOR SALES ENQUIRIES

021 701 7655
charmaine@wilsonstone.co.za

Charmaine Mentor handles Client Liason, admin and sales in our Cape Town office. Before joining WilsonStone in 2015, Charmaine worked with Classic Stone, in the same capacity. Charmaine is a warm, friendly and extremely efficient member of our sales team, and is always willing to assist wherever possible. As a proud Capetonian, in her downtime, she loves nothing more than exploring the beaches, winelands and stunning natural beauty of her beautiful City with her family and friends.

New! The Firenze Bench

custom furniture- benches