chilstone online brochure 2018 - Page 71

Over the years we have been asked to engrave all sorts of wonderful
creations. Our on-site engraver can work his magic with text or elegantly
simple picture designs. Working on diverse projects, from the large lettering
on the bespoke Temple we made for the RHS Chelsea Flower show, to
a specially commissioned bench, engraved to commemorate the 800th
anniversary of the Magna Carta, we’ve even had columns engraved in school
colours and made a bright hop-scotch for a local playground. He’s even gilded
antlers gold for the famous Laskett Gardens for Sir Roy Strong. With over 40
years’ experience, Nigel Hartfield is Kent’s finest. He specialises in gold leafing,
flush lead, raised lead, painted or carved lettering, in a vast range of fonts and
styles, hand cut to make your message stand the test of time.
Engraving makes our
stonework truly unique.
Nigel Hartfield
on-site letter carver
Many customers ask for personal engravings across our range. One customer
engraved the lyrics of the Bride and Groom’s first dance on a bench and had
it delivered to their garden while they were on honeymoon! Whether it’s a
significant date on a planter, a poem or phrase to commemorate a special
birthday on a sundial pedestal, or a memorial on an urn to remember a loved
one, we have a wide range of options available. Our experienced sales staff
can sympathetically assist you to select the right ornament and engraving
for your needs.
This service is not limited to our own cast stone products, our engraver can
advise on the best stone, including marble and granite for house names,
plaques and memorials to create a lasting personalisation that is unique.
Nigel is licensed to engrave head stones and all forms of memorials and our
pedestals can be used to safely for the interment of ashes. Please just ask.
a sample of recent commissions ...
Nigel in his workshop at Chilstone engraving a house name, which can be
made to any size required.
Ali Dempster (Sandstone garden design) commissioned two house names
for a project in East Sussex using our pedestals engraved with 2 inch
letters and painted to create a stylish entrance to the property.
A pedestal with Doves, personalised with a poem.
This Magna Carta bench was a wedding gift engraved with an extract
from the song the happy couple did their first dance to. The bench was
secretly delivered and installed in their garden as a surprise.
A Hadlow Trough engraved to celebrate a ruby wedding anniversary.

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