Introducing our new Materials Lab at our Logistics North facility:

Thousands of samples, hundreds of materials

Hardscape’s New Materials Lab situated at their depot, storage and production facility just off junction 4 of the M61 at Logistics North near Bolton, is a space dedicated to inspiration, advice and networking for landscape architects, designers and clients involved in hard landscaping specification.

There is always a member of the Hardscape’s technical team on hand to provide insights into the features of the different materials and capabilities of Hardscape’s high-tech in-house machinery, including etching, sandblasting, CNC, waterjet-cutting and hi-tech laser technology.

Online viewing with over 30,000 project photos

The space showcases the range of natural and man-made, ethically sourced materials from around the world and the UK, all available from Hardscape. The resource can be used to view and discuss different material types prior to initial sampling and specification, both in reality and via online viewing.

  • Explore and learn more about different materials and see them brought to life with online viewing 3D technology.
  • Discover how to bring your creative vision to life & be inspired by award-winning schemes.
  • Find out how you can convince your client to invest in braver, more visionary solutions.
  • Find out more about our other inspirational and informative events, workshops and CPD’s.

hard landscaping inspiration

Alex Warren, Managing Director of Hardscape, says:

“The Materials Lab is a unique resource for landscape architects to explore, be inspired by and get expert advice on materials.

We are passionate about supplying quality materials and unbiased support to the industry and we hope that our new, innovative, and practical Materials Lab will be a ‘go-to’ for hard landscaping inspiration to bring creative visions to life.”

Contact us

If you would like to visit our Materials Lab at Logistics North, email: or telephone: 01204 565 500 to make an appointment.