Not only an inspirational location for all things hard landscaping, but also the home of Butterworth Horticulture’s new design studio. Find out more below and come visit us soon to experience it for yourself.
“A showroom, like a website is a view into a business. What you see on the outside is usually a reflection of what’s inside. Our showrooms are the face of our business and for many people the only contact they will ever have with the company. They are an opportunity for us to showcase not only our products and services, but also our people and the personality of the business.
London Stone has a strong history of innovation in every area of the business and the way we display our products is no exception. Since we built our first high-spec showroom in Middlesex back in 2011 we’ve placed a huge emphasis on continually improving the customer experience for anybody who visits our showrooms. In doing so we have helped drive up standards and expectations across the industry. The days of traipsing through a dusty stone yard to inspect the wares and current stocks are long gone; choosing materials to build your dream garden today is a slightly more refined affair, akin to shopping for a high-end kitchen or bathroom, and so it should be. Increasingly, people are more aware of the positive benefits of time spent in the garden and the realisation that a well-designed garden can function as an extra room in compact city living arrangements. Consumers are more engaged and willing to invest time and money in their outdoor spaces than ever before.
Our new showroom in Surrey is the latest incarnation of the London Stone display format. It’s not only our largest showroom, but also the first to feature our entire display internally. Any visitor will immediately be surprised by the scale of the showroom, which has a cavernous almost outdoor feel. Yet look closely and you will discover a number of intimate inter-connected spaces allowing you to not only browse our range, but also get a real understanding of how materials and spaces work together. Many of the displays have been selectively dressed to bring them to life and show customers how landscaping products and outdoor furniture can be used together to create different styles. The outdoor feel is further enhanced by thoughtfully designed planting that breathes life and colour into the scheme and softens the lines and surfaces of our stone and porcelain displays. The layout of the showroom invites visitors to journey around the display with various informal seating and meeting spaces in which to discuss plans, consider samples or simply switch off for a few moments.
Taking pride of place at the front of the showroom and within view from almost any corner of the display is our sales counter. Here you’ll find our team, always on hand to give advice when needed but happy to allow customers to browse at their leisure. Next to the counter we have a dedicated customer sitting area where bean to cup coffee and all manner of teas and refreshments are served on request.
London Stone has always enjoyed close and co-operative relationships with the many professional companies and industry organisations we’ve worked over the years. It is this willingness to engage and co-operate that has helped the business to grow. Our Surrey showroom is the first to feature purpose-built space to facilitate the industry events and programs we’ll be hosting and supporting in the future and includes a conference room for professional industry organisation meetings, a classroom for presentations and theory training and a dedicated demonstration area for physical product and installation training.
In addition to offering many events aimed at the wider industry our latest crop of showrooms will have a real focus on building ties with local landscape professionals, helping them to grow their business, networks and skills base and get the most out of their local London Stone showroom.
London Stone showrooms are more than just a showroom, they’re a hub of all things landscape. A space to meet, work, learn and collaborate. We’re here to help you build amazing gardens and we hope to see you at our new Surrey showroom very soon.”