Architectural Case Studies
Chilstone have worked on a wide variety of architectural stonework and garden landscaping projects throughout the UK and abroad. On this page you can find out more about some of the projects we are most proud of including The Laskett, Sir Roy Strong's spectacular private gardens on the Welsh borders. Homewood Ridge House in Langton Green is a great perfect of an architectural stonework scheme that is not only sympathetic to the design of the property, but also the houses in the surrounding area. We will be adding a wide variety of projects - hopefully providing further inspiration.
Wedding Venues - Rheinfield Hotel
With wedding venues competing for revenue, how do hotels stand out as distinctly different for a couple’s special day?
With warmer British summers, there is an opportunity to maximise the use of outdoor spaces, with beautifully landscaped grounds to add appeal to a hotel as a wedding venue. Follies or garden temples create a grand focal point perfect for a grand outdoor wedding.
Stone temples don’t have to be expensive, cast stone looks like carved stone with Chilstone in Kent, hand finishing their products for those fine details. Chilstone’s Ionic Temple is large enough to host ceremonies to meet registrar requirements, with room for seven people and a table and chairs for signing documents, while its slim pillars allow photographers and guests to view the service. Garden temples can double up as elegant band stands for harpists, string quartets and other performers for wedding receptions or garden parties.
Garden weddings in a stone temple add that special something that can be charged at a premium, hastening the return on investment incurred installing the building. Made to order, these can be adapted to fit the size, style and needs of the venue, even the floor can be tiled to match the ambiance desired. These elegant structures are versatile and can be dressed to fit colour schemes for brides or corporate events with flowers, ribbons or bunting adorning curved balustrades and columns, or lit with candles for evening events, receptions or photoshoots.
A cast stone structure can be reinforced with 8mm stainless steel rods for strength and durability. Chilstone, offer a free architectural estimation service, working with your designer or building team to tailor the temple to your needs. Cast stone temples come with a range of finishes, those with a domed roof can be made to look like lead. These weather to blend with the hotel surroundings, making it a lasting investment that makes your venue stand apart with a unique space for someone’s day to be extra special, while adding an additional space to hire for your venue at a minimal cost.
The Rheinfield Hotel installed a Ionic temple to create a stunning focal point in their beautiful grounds.
Investing in an Ionic Temple from Chilstone for around £5,000 can make a swift return in profit, with hotels charging premium rates for creating a wonderful outdoor setting. Please get in touch for a free estimate from out Team 01892 740866.
Wedding Venues - Rheinfield Hotel
Chilstone Stone Temples For Weddings
Maximising Revenue for Hotel Grounds and offering outdoor venues for wedding ceremonies with a Chilstone Stone Temple. For an investment of around £5,000 to install, you can charge a premium for creating a wonderful outdoor setting.
Extension and Restoration project for The Church of Scientology at Saint Hill, Sussex
Bespoke Cast Stone
Bespoke restoration and extension project with colour matching from Chilstone's experienced Architectural team
The Florence Nightingale Urn
Chilstone had the great honour restoring and replicating this ornate urn which once graced the gardens of Florence Nightingale’s family home, Embley Park in Hampshire.
Architectural Stone Work
Chilstone were approached by local
developer Neil Truman for bespoke
stone for his contemporary design.
Sir Roy Strong has been a valued client,
collaborating with Chilstone for over 40 years
on his world renowned Laskett Gardens, the
largest private garden designed since 1945.