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RIBA House of the Year used British marble

The RIBA House of the Year 2015 Winner was the Flint House, using British stone supplied by Britannicus Stone for both the exterior and interior surfaces.

RIBA House of the Year used British marble

The house in Buckinghamshire used the Moorcroft Grey marble, supplied exclusively by Britannicus Stone as part of its British-only range of stones and marbles.

Moorcroft Grey had never been cut or polished to create a marble until Britannicus did so. Quarried in Plymouth, this stone is naturally infused with gold, pink, and white mineralization.

Orlando Boyne, Britannicus Stone director, said: “British stones and marble are some of the finest and most beautiful in the world. They are also rare and this makes them even more special.

“It was heartening for us to be chosen for such a wonderful project as the Flint House. Moorcroft Grey marble was certainly the perfect marble to use to reflect the uniqueness of the design and architecture, plus indeed its Britishness.”

The Moorcroft Grey was used to connect an internal area to an external one, the marble flooring in the sitting room and study, complete with a bridge over an internal stream, flowing out into the terraced area.

The marble was honed rather than polished which created a more muted and softer finish. All the Moorcroft marble was laid by John Birdseye of Ammonite Projects Ltd.

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