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News Flash – August 2019

CREATIVE CUBES

George from Anthrop Architects cleverly used WilsonStone’s 250 Cubes to create this magnificent statement screen, inviting a synergy between the beautiful outdoor vista and the contemporary interior space. Our Cube Range boasts six cube sizes and six contemporary trough sizes, from 250mm to 1200mm high.

THE NUANCES OF CUT STONE: Q & A

Do you know why Cut Stone colours are numbered 2, 3 & 4

We do this in order to differentiate between the size of aggregate used in the mix. Any Cut Stone colour with the number 2 after it means it contains the smallest size aggregate chip mixed into the formula, creating a speckled look to the slab.

Cut Stone 3 uses a slightly larger and more obvious aggregate, with Cut Stone 4 using the largest of aggregates to create the most contrast and interest through the slab, creating random shapes and patterns through the paver.
Cut Stone is an extremely elegant, yet durable, non-slip solution for paving and pool coping.

This versatile paver comes in a variety of sizes, with the largest at 990*490*40mm size, allowing the layout of the tiles to be in exactly 1m x 500mm segments; with smaller standard sizes available, as well as custom size options. Cut stone comes in thicknesses from 20mm to 100mm thick but standard thicknesses are 30mm, 40mm and 50mm.

Perhaps the best thing about cut stone though is that at an additional nominal cost we can factory cut the tiles to fit any space exactly. Pools often need this treatment and it elevates the finished products perceived sophistication significantly.

When polished, Cut Stone is a beautiful solution for sophisticated indoor tiling.

TREE ACCESSORIES

WilsonStone’s range of tree guards and rings are widely used in public car parks and city & open areas.

Our tree accessories will protect your trees from the surrounding environment, ensuring they are allowed to grow unimpeded.

Concrete, solid steel and cast-iron components ensure that the tree accessory will be around for the tree’s entire lifespan.

Custom designs manufactured to spec.

TROUGHS

CONTACT US

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

Lauren da Silva
Sales (Jhb)

082 327 9603
lauren@wilsonstone.co.za

 

Sue Tiley
Sales (Jhb)

083 776 3184
sue@wilsonstone.co.za

JHB Showroom

 

Mariette Jackson
Cape Town Admin

 

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

 

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

News Flash – July 2019

FIRESIDE CHATS AND A CUP OF HOT CHOCOLATE GO A LONG WAY TO KEEPING THE COLD AT BAY THIS JULY!

Although the grass might be brown, and the trees without leaves, frosty mornings refresh the soil, and bulbs bide their time underground, to burst into life come the first flush of spring. It is a time to embrace the crisp air, and enjoy hot soups and crusty rolls in front of crackling fires.

WilsonStone is masterfull in creating customised or standard fireplace surrounds to suit every setting, like the Dainfern surround, left, and the Stellenbosch surround, above…

FIREPLACE INSTALLATION

With careful attention to detail, our fireplace surrounds are measured beforehand and made to fit the fireplace.

Filler pieces are added if necessary and plinths are made to suit the height of the fireplace and chimney breast. Once ready, our team of installers fit the fireplace, taking meticulous care of the flooring and surrounds.

WILSONSTONE OFFERS A VARIETY OF CLADDING OPTIONS, FROM ROUGH SANDSTONE MASONRY, BEVELLED MASONRY AND REPLICA CLADDING.

Our cladding is designed to replicate real sandstone at a more feasible price, and only a well-trained eye will spot the difference.
Our cladding is more durable than real sandstone.

It is produced using the same methods used to create real sandstone. With the split block method, no two stones are the same, creating an authentic and beautiful finish.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • WilsonStone was established in 1925.
  • WIlsonStone is a 4th generation family owned business.
  • WilsonStone was initially established to produce small volumes of paving and precast concrete items.
  • WilsonStone’s original pavers with the first WilsonStone logo can still be found on the streets of Johannesburg today.
  • WilsonStone now has over 34 product ranges.
  • WilsonStone is committed to continuing the decades old family tradition of quality and service that it has provided the industry for over 94 years.

WASH TROUGH

Our Wash Trough is hugely popular and comes with both single and double basin options. Easy to install, our wash trough is great for commercial or domestic use.

Seen below, the wash trough is a useful but elegant solution for outdoor washing in this pretty laundry yard.

CONTACT US

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

Lauren da Silva
Sales (Jhb)

082 327 9603
lauren@wilsonstone.co.za

 

Sue Tiley
Sales (Jhb)

083 776 3184
sue@wilsonstone.co.za

JHB Showroom

 

Mariette Jackson
Cape Town Admin

 

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

 

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

News Flash – June 2019

What better time than winter to remodel tired old pathways, create new and interesting areas, and make the most of this fallow time to re-invent spaces! This is the perfect time to install and plant beautiful pots to create lush greenery in the bleakest of winter landscapes.

RENOVATE & REJUVENATE THIS WINTER!

Jacqui Clucas of Bumble Bee Landscaping has been busy working her magic to transform a traditional old Johannesburg garden into a contemporary classic. Using WilsonStone’s Charcoal Cut Stone Pavers for the pond coping, fire pit areas, pool coping and surrounds, Jacqui creates continuity and symmetry throughout the garden.

An old path and rose garden make way for a formal garden with central water feature, to create a whole new look to the space. The coping on the water feature echoes the paving and the pool coping, creating continuity.

A beautiful, large rectangular pool with 990*490*40mm Cut Stone coping continues the contemporary landscape design and leads the eye from the veranda into the garden.

WELCOMING MARIETTE JACKSON TO THE WILSONSTONE TEAM

We are delighted to introduce our new client liaison in the Cape, Mariette Jackson.

Mariette has recently joined the busy WilsonStone team in the Western Cape, alongside Gawie Vosloo (Sales CT) and Rob Edwards (GM Cape Town) and will be handling admin and sales enquiries from our new
showroom in Strand/Somerset West.

Mariette is friendly, efficient and extremely capable, and will be happy to assist our clients wherever possible, taking over the reins from Oksana.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Oksana for the great job she did for us, and wish her well in her future endeavors, and we are confident that Mariette will provide the same level of excellent service and assistance going forward. We wish Mariette a long and happy time with us at WilsonStone.

NEW WILSONSTONE SHOWROOM – WESTERN CAPE
UNIT 7, 15 CLARKSON STREET, STRAND, CAPE TOWN   |   Tel: 021 701 7655 / 021 701 7554   |   Email: capetown@wilsonstone.co.za

FOCUS ON HARDSCAPING

After the leaves fall, you may be more aware the garden’s basic structure. Lack of foliage in the winter creates the perfect opportunity for you to evaluate what areas need more hardscaping.

Consider adding pots, urns, benches, patios, landscape walkways, or gazebos to help your space look inviting and balanced year-round. You can even add a sheltered fire pit for outdoor wintertime enjoyment!

The Florentine Bowl is featured below, and Clarens paving, above.

CONTACT US

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

Lauren da Silva
Sales (Jhb)

082 327 9603
lauren@wilsonstone.co.za

 

Sue Tiley
Sales (Jhb)

083 776 3184
sue@wilsonstone.co.za

JHB Showroom

 

Mariette Jackson
Cape Town Admin

 

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

 

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

News Flash – May 2019

MAKE HAY IN MAY – We’ve cut our CUTSTONE prices by 5% for the month of May ONLY

Cut Stone is unique to WilsonStone, and there is nothing similar on the market to match its density and strength. Cut Stone is pressed via a 500-ton press, then is cut and ground to size. It is widely used for extremely high traffic applications, but is also incredibly popular for swimming pool surrounds, paving, step treads and coping. Little known is the fact that Cut Stone can also be polished for indoor use, which changes its appearance to a smooth, travertine-like look.

WilsonStone is offering their customers a once off MAY SPECIAL OFFER of 5% Discount on all Cut Stone Orders placed during the Month of May.

CONTEMPORARY CUBES CREATE A NEW LOOK EXTERIOR

By simply removing a tired old sliding shutter door and replacing it with five WilsonStone 250 Cube Planters in grey, to compliment the existing WilsonStone S2 Cut Stone pavers, a whole new look is created. A wire buffalo head placed in the recess (sourced from a local street vendor) completes the look.

Helet van Blerk of Gorgeous Gardens sent us these super “before and after” pictures, using our Tuscan 900 pots.

We love receiving photos of our products in application and our thanks go to all of our customers who share pics of their fabulous designs with us.

CONTACT US

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

Lauren da Silva
Sales (Jhb)

082 327 9603
lauren@wilsonstone.co.za

 

Sue Tiley
Sales (Jhb)

083 776 3184
sue@wilsonstone.co.za

JHB Showroom

 

Admin
Cape Town Sales & Admin

021 701 7554 / 021 701 7554
capetown@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

 

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

News Flash – April 2019

AUTUMNAL APRIL – FIRE AND WATER

We love the combination of this natural wood deck and charcoal stone firepit at this gorgeous, contemporary home in the Cape. WilsonStone’s 1200 diameter firepit becomes the central element to this outdoor living space, and is the perfect way to avoid the onset of any winter blues. No stressful building required to create an instant winter retreat and cosy conversation pit with our self contained firepit.

CREATING A TRANQUIL OASIS IN A BUSY URBAN LANDSCAPE

Martine de la Harpe cleverly used the central bowl from one of our larger water features to brilliant effect. Remember that we at WilsonStone are always excited to be tasked with custom requests, which can easily work in completely different applications to create something very special.

de la Harpe Landscapes understands the beauty of the sound of running water catching the sparkling rays of the autumnal sun.

KAPAMA RIVER LODGE

Thanks to Kapama River Lodge for this gorgeous pic of their newly renovated swimming pool area. WilsonStone’s 990*490*40mm CutStone slabs were used. Cut Stone is easy to install, laid on a wet mortar mix over a compacted sub base, with recommended joints of between 3mm and 10mm.

CLADDING MAKES A BOLD STATEMENT

Often overlooked when focusing on beautiful landscapes and urban exteriors, are WilsonStone’s stunning architectural elements.
A beautiful example of this is WilsonStone’s Sandstone cladding which was used with great effect at Steyn City.

Cladding, masonry, balustrading, corbels, window frames, cills and lintels all form part of our extensive Architectural Design range.

We love working with Architects and designers on custom or specialty items and invite enquiries.

URBAN ELEMENTS

Bike racks & Bins are an integral part of our steel department. Don’t forget we customize all these elements to suit every new urban space and design.

This custom bin for Mall of Africa was designed by Daniel Rebel Landscape Architects

CONTACT US

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

Lauren da Silva
Sales (Jhb)

082 327 9603
lauren@wilsonstone.co.za

 

Sue Tiley
Sales & Marketing (Jhb)

083 776 3184
sue@wilsonstone.co.za

JHB Showroom

 

Oksana Arbusova
Cape Town Sales & Admin

021 701 7554 / 021 701 7554
capetown@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

 

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

News Flash – March

SA HOME OWNER FEATURES WILSONSTONE

WilsonStone was commissioned to custom make a unique fireplace surround which beautifully compliments the décor, and becomes a focal element in this tasteful, contemporary home, which is showcased on page 51 the March edition of SA Home Owner.

WilsonStone always welcomes enquiries for custom designs. We specialise in GRC manufacturing, and are always excited to work with our clients to create the perfect product. Contact Lauren or Sue in Jhb, and Rob or Gawie in Cape Town, with any ideas or enquiries on custom designs for fireplace surrounds, or any other architectural or landscaping features.

OUR NEW GEO-CLASSIC TABLE DESIGN

We have recently introduced the Geo-Classic Patio Table to our range of outdoor furniture. This rectilinear table is classically contemporary, with its geometrically designed base, complimented beautifully with a stone top in sandstone or grey. Our tables are perfectly suited to full outdoor use.

BOLLARDS! BOLLARDS! BOLLARDS!

We know we have been banging on about bollards, but we are proud to attach our brand-new bollard brochure with this month’s News Flash.

We are also happy to tell you that it is also available on our website, with all our new designs just a click away!

As you know, we are always very happy to explore custom designs for special projects on bollards, bins and any other items. Below are some of the Custom Bollard Designs we have recently made for happy customers.

THE CLUB

MALL OF AFRICA, WATERFALL

MALL OF AFRICA, WATERFALL

BIKE RACKS, BUS STOP BENCHES & BINS WERE ALSO MADE BY WILSONSTONE

Custom designs featured : Daniel Rebel Landscape Architects

Our magnificent Perugia Water Fountain provides a serene finish to any courtyard wall. The soothing sound of trickling water is the perfect way to disguise background traffic. The Lion’s head is optional and can be replaced with a simple spout.

CONTACT US

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

Lauren da Silva
Sales (Jhb)

082 327 9603
lauren@wilsonstone.co.za

 

Sue Tiley
Sales & Marketing (Jhb)

083 776 3184
sue@wilsonstone.co.za

JHB Showroom

 

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

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

In the spirit of romance, February brings renewed optimism to the new year with the giving of flowers and the celebration of love! In the same spirit, we have put together a few of our favourites to share with you!

The Raphael

We love the natural hues of The Raphael in Terracotta. This beautifully proportioned, traditional shape in our Renaissance collection, is the perfect size to make a statement at a front entrance or as a feature pot in a herb garden. Dimensions:

H 750 / Top D 885 / Base D 500

NOTHING SPEAKS ROMANCE LIKE THE TRANQUILITY OF AN EVENING

fire on a balmy evening. An elegant and exceptionally effective way to achieve this is with WilsonStone’s exquisite Fire Pit. A beautiful solution to any home where a Fire Pit scenario is required. At 1200 dia, this feature piece creates ambiance to every garden.

IF MUSIC BE THE FOOD OF LOVE, PLAY ON…

We love the clever use of WilsonStone’s Cut Stone coping to create these beautiful planter boxes with edge seating detail at the Loftus Park Development. Landscape Design: Danie Rebel Landscape Architect.

Johan Roux makes a bold statement by planting Pachypodium lameri from Madagascar, in the Windsor Bowl, creating this dramatic indoor plant-scape. H: 415 D: 800

And last, but not least, is the simple, elegant Corsica bench in GRC. This contemporary block bench is perfect for outdoor pause areas, or office park settings, and is a cost effective solution for all projects. L: 1800 H: 450 W: 310

CONTACT US

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

Lauren da Silva
Sales (Jhb)

082 327 9603
lauren@wilsonstone.co.za

 

Sue Tiley
Sales & Marketing (Jhb)

083 776 3184
sue@wilsonstone.co.za

JHB Showroom

 

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

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 – January

500 CUBE TROUGH – TRENDING IN 2019

One of the most versatile planters trending at the moment is WilsonStone’s 500 Cube Trough. This sleek, streamline trough works beautifully in every setting, and can be used effectively to divide areas by grouping them end to end, creating a solid divide with lush greenery to soften the space.

A real hero for shopping centers, this symmetrical box trough is ideal for walkways, and grouped in rows, creates structure and rhythm. The scale of this trough compliments the six different Cube Pots in the range, and grouping the 500 Cube Trough with other Cube planters of similar heights, creates synergy and balance.

Aside from commercial use, this trough is sized perfectly for home use, and is great for herb planting and small urban balcony gardens.

Priced very competitively, this trough is cost effective for large commercial projects as well as domestic use.

WilsonStone’s 500 Cube Trough will be featured in the January edition of  Pro Landscaper as a Trending Design for 2019

Photo: Savile Row   
Project: Fredman Towers, Sandton

BEAUTIFUL NEW BOLLARDS

We are delighted to introduce four stunning new bollard designs to our range.

In line with international trends, we have introduced the versatile Vatican Bike Bollard and Quayside Bike Bollard, which both double as bicycle racks. The stunning Stratford Bollard and Trafalgar Bollard are sleek and subtle, enhancing any urban landscape with their contemporary designs.

The-Vatican-Bike-Bollard

THE VATICAN BIKE BOLLARD

The-Quayside-Bike-Bollard

THE QUAYSIDE BIKE BOLLARD

The-Stratford-Bollard

THE STRATFORD BOLLARD

The-Trafalgar-Bollard

THE TRAFALGAR BOLLARD

SANDSTONE TABLE & FRENCH CAFÉ CHAIRS

WilsonStone’s gorgeous Sandstone Patio Table is paired beautifully with our French Café Chairs to create this stunning outdoor poolside area.

Congratulations to Annissa at Earth Studio Gardens for creating such a beautiful outdoor space for this lucky home owner.

Sanstone-table-and-french-cafe-chairs

Table top:  2000 x 1000mm; steel Table Legs and Chairs painted in Plascon Rutherford

As we all settle back into our work routines, well rested and recharged after a good break, we wish you a year ahead filled with opportunity, prosperity, energy and peace.

We at WilsonStone look forward with optimism to a great 2019, and to providing solutions, service, quality products, and ongoing assistance to all our clients countrywide.

CONTACT US

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

Lauren da Silva
Sales (Jhb)

082 327 9603
lauren@wilsonstone.co.za

 

Sue Tiley
Sales & Marketing (Jhb)

083 776 3184
sue@wilsonstone.co.za

JHB Showroom

 

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

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 – December

HO! HO HO! HOLIDAYS ARE UPON US!

We at WILSONSTONE would like to thank all our loyal customers for their continued support during 2018, and look forward with enthusiasm to a successful and prosperous New Year.

2019 will mark WilsonStone’s 94th Year providing quality paving, architectural and landscaping products to the South African market, and this coming year, we look to improving and expanding our product ranges, to provide quality products, affordable prices, and dedicated service to the industry.

Along with most of our customers in the building industry, we will be closing the factory from 21th Dec 2018 to 7th Jan 2019.

Congratulations and thanks to Jenny Badenhorst at Just Gardening for her photo of this exquisite entrance. WilsonStone’s Aberdeen 750 planters in Limestone take center stage to create a dramatic and contemporary look.

MONTE CIRCLE, FOURWAYS

WINDOW SURROUNDS, CLADDING AND BENCHES were supplied by WilsonStone to complete the stunning Monte Circle office block facade, still pristine, and almost two years old.

THE ASHLEY BIRD BATH

What better fun than to decorate your birdbath these holidays with a festive organic version of a ribboned gift box.

The Ashley Bird Bath would be the perfect partner to re-create this sophisticated Christmas garden folly!

Wishing all our clients a festive and happy holiday and every success for a prosperous and peaceful 2019.

CONTACT US

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

Lauren da Silva
Sales (Jhb)

082 327 9603
lauren@wilsonstone.co.za

 

Sue Tiley
Sales & Marketing (Jhb)

083 776 3184
sue@wilsonstone.co.za

JHB Showroom

 

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

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 – October

CONTEMPORARY BENCHES & LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE MAKE A SPLASH IN SANDTON

Recently completed, this project featuring custom concrete benches and interesting tree grids, adds to the contemporary, first world landscape architecture which prevails in the Sandton precinct. Congratulations to all involved on a very elegant and beautiful result. (Manufactured by WilsonStone to the Landscape Architect’s drawings and specifications.)

A contemporary project in the Cape features a range of our Cubes, Troughs and circular planters in Grey, Charcoal & Limestone, to complete the urban landscape.

Our Aberdeen 750 was used on a balcony to screen outbuildings. Planted with a beautiful palm, this tropical look is complete.

The Baby George in Limestone is planted with vibrant succulents to create a contemporary look.

WilsonStone continues their support of Bethany Home

A Home to Heal Abused Women and their Children

There is a desperate need for shelters such as Bethany Home, because of the spiralling domestic violence in our society. In the past year, Bethany Home has assisted approximately 50 abused women and their children, offering them a safe-haven and place of rehabilitation. Bethany Home accommodates up to 50 women and children for approximately 12 – 14 months.
www.bethany.co.za

BEAUTIFUL BEADWORK MADE BY THE BETHANY LADIES

Dear William,
On behalf of our Board and everyone at Bethany I would like to thank you very much for the help you have given us with training Sinothando and Althea.
Your continued kindness and support is greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your friendship and amazing generosity. You really have no idea how much your care and kindness means to us, and what a difference you have made in all the lives of all the women who are the recipients of your support.
May God richly bless you all at Wilson Stone.
Best wishes,
Bridget Edwards – Manager

Bethany is a non-profit organisation (NPO) with NPO Number 001-362

CONTACT US

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

Lauren da Silva
Sales (Jhb)

082 327 9603
lauren@wilsonstone.co.za

 

Sue Tiley
Sales & Marketing (Jhb)

083 776 3184
sue@wilsonstone.co.za

JHB Showroom

 

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

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