After 10 years of importing the finest antique reclaimed granite cobblestone and sandstone cobblestone from Europe, Monarch Stone International announces a second website dedicated to the Historic European Cobblestone® collection!
Consider the benefits of permeable pavers and permeable hardscape in residential design and incorporate where ever possible. What could be more positive than the results attained from a well planned exterior space; garden, hardscape, or driveway design that is both beautiful and kind to the environment?
Excited to share project photos from a beautiful Bay Harbor Michigan estate which features our reclaimed granite cobblestone on the driveway and motor court landing. The Landscape Architect, Mike Bush of BushBeagle Designs in Noblesville Indiana, specified authentic reclaimed 5”x 5”
With today’s technology, the paving industry has developed thinner stones for dry or sand base or wet or concrete based installations @ 2” thick.Historic antique reclaimed cobblestone is available in a thin paver height as well, greatly expanding consumers options.
As specialists in natural stone products, and one of the largest importers and distributors of reclaimed cobblestone, our company believes that natural stone and reclaimed stone are products that support a healthier,cleaner environment. The American Society of Landscape Architects web site published this article, Sustainable Residential Design: Using Low-Impact Materials, which discusses how “integrated site design” can improve water, entergy efficiency and reduce waste. It explains
An old, antique hammer used for cobblestone trimming, from the Davis Town Museum – a regional history, tool, and art museum in the hill country of central coastal Maine. We thought it was interesting to ponder the tremendous amount of skill, strength and patience needed to use this hammer. With it, skilled laborers were able to create the wonderful variety of shapes and sizes of cobblestone which were common many hundreds of years ago.
This interesting list of top ten environmentally friendly homes, showcases the efforts by architects committed to designing with sustainability as a priority.If you are considering building a Green home, and would like to include natural stone, give us a call and we can help locate resources that will meet LEED guidelines for the 500 mile requirement.
Demand for recycled content, salvaged and reclaimed materials will see tremendous growth through 2015.The report states that U.S. demand for products which can contribute to LEED credits will expand 13% annually, generating sales of more than
Reclaimed Stone in construction. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that by the year 2030, approximately one fourth of the buildings that existed in 2000 will be replaced. The number of buildings that will be demolished and the waste produced will therefore be extensive; however, if these buildings are deconstructed and the components sold for reuse, most of this waste – up to 90% – can be diverted from the waste stream….
Historic European Cobblestone® is an authentic, salvaged/ reclaimed cobblestone collection and curbing, supplied nationwide by Monarch Stone International.
“Green” building, is the practice of using methods that contribute to the health of this planet. Both buildings and landscape can be designed, constructed and operated to minimize the total environmental impact.