Forum: Flags and Slabs
Topic: Slab - identification
started by: XTA

Posted by XTA on 24 June 2019,11:47
Hi,

Attached pictures of slabs that were laid back in 2001 by house builder when house was built.

Assume these are some manmade concrete based slab ..can anyone confirm ?

Posted by Tom - Westminster Stone on 25 June 2019,08:18
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Posted by XTA on 25 June 2019,22:43
Quote (Tom - Westminster Stone @ 25 June 2019,08:18)
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Imagse are there when I view the post

Posted by Tony McC on 26 June 2019,08:16
....maybe, but they aren't for the rest of us! It may be that you are calling them from your own cookie-enabled storage, either on a hard drive or online.
Posted by XTA on 26 June 2019,15:25
Quote (Tony McC @ 26 June 2019,08:16)
....maybe, but they aren't for the rest of us! It may be that you are calling them from your own cookie-enabled storage, either on a hard drive or online.

hmm.... ok I will try another way to upload them
Posted by XTA on 26 June 2019,15:35
Try these............

< https://www.dropbox.com/s....pg?dl=0 >

< https://www.dropbox.com/s....pg?dl=0 >

Posted by Tony McC on 27 June 2019,08:48
They are a riven effect wet-cast flagstone range in buff colour. There were/are literally hundreds of producers of these throughout the country, ranging from teh big boys like Marshalls and Bradstone down to one-man-bands with a vibrating table, half a dozen moulds, and a tin shed somewhere on a grotty industrial estate.

Unless someone can identify the moulding detail (maybe Tom from Westminster Stone's dad?), it's practically impossible to identify a particular manufacturer.

I can identify 3 sizes, plus a cuircle kit. The presence of a circle kit suggests it's from one of the better manufacturers. The colour is quite faded, but there is a hint they were originally a two-colour product (light and dark buff or similar), which again points to a better quality producer.

If you are looking for a match to extend or repair, you should bear in mind that even if you succeeed in getting a positive identification, new flags from the same range/manufacturer will not match - they won't be weathered and faded, for a start, so maybe it would be enough to find something sufficiently similar?

Posted by XTA on 29 June 2019,07:00
Quote (Tony McC @ 27 June 2019,08:48)
They are a riven effect wet-cast flagstone range in buff colour. There were/are literally hundreds of producers of these throughout the country, ranging from teh big boys like Marshalls and Bradstone down to one-man-bands with a vibrating table, half a dozen moulds, and a tin shed somewhere on a grotty industrial estate.

Unless someone can identify the moulding detail (maybe Tom from Westminster Stone's dad?), it's practically impossible to identify a particular manufacturer.

I can identify 3 sizes, plus a cuircle kit. The presence of a circle kit suggests it's from one of the better manufacturers. The colour is quite faded, but there is a hint they were originally a two-colour product (light and dark buff or similar), which again points to a better quality producer.

If you are looking for a match to extend or repair, you should bear in mind that even if you succeeed in getting a positive identification, new flags from the same range/manufacturer will not match - they won't be weathered and faded, for a start, so maybe it would be enough to find something sufficiently similar?

Thanks for reply have now decided to lift and replace the flags.
Probably going to stay with a lighter colour, possibly rainbow sanstone

Posted by Tony McC on 09 July 2019,10:09
Rainbow sandstone???? FFS! One of the very worst paving stones ever brought into this country!
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