What are your Opening Hours?
We are pleased to welcome visitors to our stockyard between 8.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday. Back to top
How do we get to the Stock Yard?
Our stockyard is situated between Junctions 16 & 17 of the M25 and close to Junction 1 of the M40. Our address is The Marble & Granite Centre, Troy Wharf, Old Uxbridge Road, West Hyde, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 9YB. View a map of our location. Back to top
Can I choose my own slabs?
We encourage our visitors to explore the many different materials we hold in our stockyard, and are happy to allow you to choose the most appropriate material for your project. This includes selection of individual slabs which your fabricator can reserve on our dedicated stock system. Back to top
How will my material be delivered?
All materials are delivered to our clients’ production facilities using our modern fleet of crane-equipped vehicles which are operated by our fully-trained team. Our aim is always to complete these deliveries with the minimum disruption to client operations and to the most stringent Health & Safety standards. Back to top
Can you provide matching slabs of different thicknesses?
As one of the UK’s premier importers and wholesalers of granite marble limestone and slate, we fully understand the importance of matching slabs from an aesthetic perspective. Since we buy in such volumes, we are generally able to specify the appropriate ratio of slabs to allow us to offer matching slabs across a number of finishes and thicknesses. Back to top
I am working to a tight timescale. Can I have ‘first delivery’?
In order to keep our delivery charges low, our transport team work hard to ensure all our vehicles take the most economical route to fulfill their delivery schedules. On occasion, requests for first deliveries can be accommodated, but this cannot always be guaranteed. Back to top
How quickly can you deliver?
Our material deliveries are always scheduled with the needs of our clients in mind. As such, we tailor our transport schedules around these requirements. However, we pledge as a constituent of our Customer Charter to deliver all stock materials within 48 hours of order. Back to top
Does Granite need any maintenance?
We recommend that your stone is sealed with Dry-Treat, the world’s leading permanent impregnating sealer, for premium stain protection. With correct care, your stone will look beautiful for many years.
Spills:Spills should always be wiped up as soon as possible. Because the pores of the stone remain open, the surface is not immune from staining; however the impregnating sealer will give you plenty of time to clean up spills before they are absorbed. The use of coasters with drinks is also highly recommended.
Daily care and Cleaning: For optimum performance, we recommend that your stone is cleaned regularly with our specialist cleaner. Hannifin Rejuvenata is a pH neutral cleaner developed especially for stone. It is food safe with a mild natural citrus scent and has been formulated to increase protection of your stone.
Stubborn Stains and Spring Cleaning: Hannifin Oxy-Klensa has been specially designed for more stubborn grime marks. It is a powerful oxygen based, odourless and environmentally responsible alkaline cleaner. Acid cleansers should never be used.
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What size are your slabs?
We import many different varieties of ‘random’ slabs from our carefully selected supply chain partners worldwide. As such, these range in size based on a number of factors, including material type, structural properties and the complexity of the quarrying process. If you are looking for a particular slab size, or to make a specific item, our experienced team will assist in providing the most appropriately sized slab for your project. Back to top
How do I handle the materials?
Granite is a dense and therefore very heavy material. This, combined with the physical dimensions of each random slab means that handling must be undertaken using mechanical plant. At The Marble & Granite Centre Ltd, we operate a fleet of mechanical handling equipment including a gantry crane and a fleet of crane equipped delivery vehicles. Back to top
Can I collect my slabs?
As well as our industry leading distribution service, we offer our fabricator clients the opportunity to collect all of their purchased slabs. Our stockyard is equipped with a gantry crane which can be used by our highly experienced team to load a wide variety of vehicles quickly and efficiently to maximise your workshop productivity. Back to top
Is there a delivery charge?
All orders over £2,000.00 + VAT benefit from free delivery*. Orders under this threshold are subject to a nominal charge based on location.
*Within a 75 mile radius of Rickmansworth. Back to top
Who will fit my worktops?
Typically, your worktops will be fitted by the stonemasons who template your kitchen. These professionals work with your kitchen supplier to ensure you get the best service and quality. The Marble & Granite Centre Ltd works with these companies to ensure you receive premium quality granite for your worktop. Back to top
Is marble a suitable material for worktops?
Although marble and granite share a number of properties, not least their undeniable beauty, they are in fact very different materials. However, marble is just as suitable for worktops and countertops as granite, although it must be noted that it is more porous than granite and so more susceptible to staining. Back to top
Do you have material in stock?
We are committed to providing the most comprehensive selection of Marble, Granite, Limestone and Slate to our customer. We therefore hold over 5000 random slabs in our stockyard, we are, therefore able to satisfy the majority of enquiries from stock. Our dedicated computerised stock management system allows our sales team to provide clients with real time stockholdings. Back to top
What would be the lead time?
Our standard lead time on stock products is 48 hours from order to delivery. However, for the more unusual materials obtained via special order and sourced from our worldwide supply chain, we suggest a minimum 4 – 8 week lead time from order to delivery. Back to top