The flow of new walling and paving stone products from Benders is constant. We asked product manager Niklas Jonsson to talk about a couple of this season’s innovations!
First out on the market is Luxor, a stone bearing the hallmark of Benders’ own “wall guru”, Per Englund in Hjo. Luxor offers innovative design. Resting on in-built spacers, these oblong, smooth stones almost seem to hover. The system comprises walling stones, half stones and top stones. It opens great opportunities for the creative. Luxor is just as good in domestic gardens as it is in park environments. Furthermore, the lightness of the stones means that even do-it-yourselfers find them easy to use.
“The Luxor system’s flexibility is perfect for anyone seeking to build a sheltered garden area that is protected from public view. It takes on yet more life if you vary wall height. Simply by turning stones around, you can also create in-built benches along the wall’s sides. Perfect for sitting on! You can even arrange a complete outdoor kitchen in the wall,” related Niklas, suggesting matching Luxor up with Benders’ slate-like paving stone, Brighton. However, he added that Luxor works just as well with smooth or tumbled finishes.
The equally new Katedral answers the demand for a patterned paving slab that is a little more strict and stylised.
“Cut the corners off Katedral slabs and lay small, Bohus granite paving stones in the gaps.”
“We started from a classic, bishop’s mitre pattern. This provides excellent framing when laying paving stones diagonally. The slab’s pattern is such that, if you cut along all the integral grooves, you get four mitres that fit perfectly with our 175 x 175 mm quartz slabs,” stated Niklas, going on to share one of his favourite tips.
“One good trick is to cut the corners off Katedral slabs and lay small, Bohus granite paving stones in the gaps. Using small and simple means, it creates an exciting, vibrant surface. However, I also think that, for outdoor areas, garage drives, conservatories and the suchlike, the slab is excellent as it is. It works excellently with smooth slabs or paving stones.”
Finally, Niklas advises all those who like the slabs to sketch first and build later.
“With a little reflection, you can create totally unique solutions without having to cut a single stone!”
“Sketch first and build later.”
Niklas and his colleagues offer more tips for the coming season in our Garden environments brochure. It can be downloaded from www.benders.se.