The company prides itself on the proactive sourcing of hard landscaping materials that meet and exceed any possible client brief. Sustainability, technical performance and cost effectiveness are all considerations in the selection of the Hardscape supply chain. Every product Hardscape offer is tested to current BSEN standards, internal audits are periodically carried out to ensure best relationships and importantly the due diligence in Supply Chain Management. Worker’s Human Rights and Labour Practices are also major considerations in the selection of any commodity that is available through Hardscape’s Supply Network.
Internally Hardscape understand the dynamic interaction of all the contributors to the delivery of a project specifically the client teams, designers of all disciplines, engineers, quantity surveyors, project managers and the contractor personnel having had many years’ experience of working integrally on domestic, commercial and government contracts.
The logistical operations and support system investment that Hardscape have in place serves to enhance competence, maximise sustainability and reduce cost. We have dedicated storage and warehousing facilities enhance flexibility and efficiency in supplying material in large and small quantities using trusted shipping and haulage delivery lines to UK and Ireland including local council depots and direct to site construction.
Hardscape employ in-house teams of professionally qualified masonry operatives and these skilled staff are available to give positive value-added services post-delivery completion to contracts.
Hardscape’s aim in all of this is to ensure they deliver a high-quality service and product range whilst remaining committed to sound environmental performance of all their operating activities and locations.
Ancillary, Remedial Services and Stock
Hardscape Logistics North provides the discerning client with the opportunity for an in-house one stop solution. At our clinical state-of-the-art warehousing facility which is certified to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015, both of which are UKAS approved, Hardscape keep stock quantities of a range of natural stone and man-made materials in a variety of aesthetics for your immediate use which can either be delivered direct to site or via arranged collection. We can also shape, profile and add texture finishes in-house too.
Our qualified team of employed stonemasons utilise a variety of equipment that includes 5 axis CNC, bench saws, primary and secondary saws, hand saws through to waterjet and sandblasting machines which enables them to produce natural stone and man-made materials in standard and bespoke formats. In addition, our stonemasons are ready to visit any site works should on-site detailing or remedial work be required when things don’t always go to plan or additional works are required.
Typical Project Journey
Hardscape are a local organisation with global expertise. Geology-led Mathew Haslam and his team of professionally qualified individuals demonstrate an unequivocal leadership in the landscape industry sector, aiming to deliver excellence in all aspects of manufacturing ability and service. No quarry enters the Hardscape supply chain without first being authenticated as geologically sound and socially examined to meet international Business & Human Rights standards. From the approved quarries Hardscape cut and supply block for each of the dimensional natural stone commodities made to specific order requirements. The primary and secondary sawing processes and module finishing is completed in factories where ITT and FPC has taken place that includes scrutiny of worker rights practices to meet Human Rights law and protocols. These factories, for example, our joint venture operation in Rajasthan emulates these practices where Hardscape has invested in both the people and infrastructure for decades.
Post-manufacture Quality Control is performed on all materials before they are packed in crates, loaded to dry-van shipping containers for haulage/railhead movement to the Port of Export and onward shipping to the UK and/or Ireland. On arrival, Hardscape complete customs formalities and arrange delivery to site works within the agreed parameters of the working contract. If required, Hardscape can hold goods in storage and be ‘called off’ as the client requires with this particular valued added service carrying an additional fee.
In summary, the Hardscape logistics team manages your need from quarry to site utilising corroborative, competent and efficient supply chains that meet modern Business and Human Rights programmes of action and principles.
The Hull Public Realm and Centenary Square, Birmingham projects below, depict some of that verification and testament.