Granite is a very common building product throughout the Devon and Cornwall area. Both Bodmin moor and Dartmoor are granite outcrops and have been extensively quarried over hundreds of years.
Local granite was used to build houses, stock enclosures, gateposts, flooring blocks, lintels, fire hearths and surrounds. It was also used extensively on docks including the old naval dockyard in Plymouth and on Great Western Railways.
Commonly you will see kerbstones to roads in the streets made of granite. Flights of steps and paved areas in towns and cities are usually granite.
We at Kenmart recycle a great deal of reclaimed granite in setts, slabs, kerbs and steps for a variety of building and landscaping requirements. The sympathetic use of this material on projects looks stunning, lending elegance and character.
Over the years Kenmart Limited have sold hundreds of tons of reclaimed granite for all purposes from random walling, through steps and setts to troughs, gate posts, mushrooms and fountains. In fact Bovey Tracey where we are based was the shopping point for granite from the quarry at Haytor to be sent down the river Teign.
For the tighter budget we supply a great range of new granite paving products, which are both beautiful, and value for money. The mixed colour tumbled granite paving being particularly impressive.