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Stone Lane Exhibition Sponsorship

Friday, 7 January 2022 11:42:25 Europe/London

An Exciting Partnership...

We are very happy to announce that this year Lantoom Quarry is the primary sponsor of the Ashburner Prize! This is an exhibition hosted at Stone Lane Sculptor Gardens and we are extremely proud to be a part of it. Stone Lane Gardens is a RHS partner and the annual exhibition has been running since 1992. The showcase is an amazing opportunity for West Country artists to display work alongside the extensive curation of Birch and Alder trees in the gardens. A walk around Stone Lane on a summer's day really is the perfect day out for the whole family!

 

 

This year the Exhibition's theme is ‘Connectivity’. Aside from connectivity being something we are all enjoying rediscovering after two years of intermittent lockdowns, the buzzword encompasses a whole world of artistic opportunity. Stone Lane Gardens describes the theme as something to be interpreted; ‘in terms of materials, form, growth and especially potential energy. It can apply to the body (internal to external); to place; to others; or, paradoxically, between materiality and the void’. Applications will be accepted from emerging artists/sculptors that are based within or have a connection to the South West.

 

If you do wish to enter for a chance to be featured in this paid exhibition, you can do so here. Make sure to keep an eye on Lantoom’s blog and socials in order to spot any updates in regards to the exhibition… there may even be another exciting announcement coming soon!

 
Comments | Posted in Blog By Merryn Rodwell

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Thursday, 16 December 2021 13:39:26 Europe/London

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Happy New Year

Tuesday, 14 December 2021 08:55:23 Europe/London

Reflection

As 2021 has come to an end and the a new year now lies before us, we find ourselves in a more reflective state. 2021 like its predecessor brought about much uncertainty, but also hope as well. At Lantoom we have found ourselves having to adapt as things changed, but this need to adapt brought about great improvements which we feel will only enhance the way we operate as we go into the new year.

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Looking forward

Looking to 2022 we hope to continue our mission to build a better world. We have a fantastic team here at Lantoom and we foresee many exciting new changes. We have plans to launch much more instructional content on our website and social media as well as launch many new and exciting products. So the future is looking bright.

Thank you

We would also like to take this moment to thank you, our customers. Despite the challenges which have been brought by the virus and Brexit you have been understanding. We really value our relationship with all our customers especially our regulars and to see how well all of you have soldiered through this pandemic with a smile on your face is commendable. We look forward to continuing our relationship in 2022. Happy New Year!

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5 ways to save money on your landscaping project

Friday, 26 March 2021 13:49:33 Europe/London

1) Do it yourself

Labour can be expensive. However sometimes it is worth asking yourself – am I capable of doing a good job of this by myself? We live in a world where there are thousands of Youtube videos on how to do pretty much anything and everything. We also have a selection of guides on our website to aid you in various landscaping scenarios. So perhaps before hiring someone, check out a few videos or guides, you may be surprised just how simple the task might be.

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2) Lend a helping hand

Maybe you have decided that perhaps doing the whole project yourself is a little above your capabilities or you do not have the time or confidence to commit to the undertaking. Though you may not be able to do the whole job yourself, sometimes you may be able to help the labourer. For some jobs having an extra pair of hands to mix cement or push the wheel barrow can save hours on the job and therefore save you some money.

3) Carefully choose the materials to fit with your budget

With paving projects for instance, there are many choices of materials, some more costly then others. So it is important to take your time when choosing materials, you will have to weigh up the style you are after with your budget. Feel free to give us a shout on 01579 308234 our friendly staff can talk you through some of the paving options.

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4) Careful planning.

Careful planning can save you money in the long run. Not only will having a good plan help the labourer more accurately estimate how long it will take him or her and avoid any nasty surprises it can also prevent mistakes. Even drawing up contingency plans can be useful in case of the unexpected.

5) Pick your labourer wisely

When on a tight budget it can be tempting to go with the cheapest quote with no questions asked. But do your research carefully, just like any other profession there are the “cowboys” and though they may be cheap, incorrectly executing a landscaping task- like paving laying for instance; can be a costly task to set right.

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The Spring countdown

Friday, 22 January 2021 14:21:36 Europe/London

Winter dreaming

As you stoke the fire and stick the kettle on in preparation to snuggle down into sofa oblivion, you may glance out of the frosty window at your garden. As you wait for the kettle to boil you find yourself day dreaming of the garden projects you have in mind for 2021.

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It may be just a passing thought at the moment, besides spring seems so far away, right? Well yes, its true spring is a good 2 months off, however it certainly doesn't hurt to be prepared, especially when you consider other people may be thinking the exact same thing as you.

Here to help

From patios to garden walling we can help, get in front of the spring rush and give our knowledgeable staff a call, let us help you turn your 2021 garden dream into a reality.

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Comments | Posted in Blog By Adam Ashman

Covid-19 Update 5th January 2021

Tuesday, 5 January 2021 10:18:43 Europe/London

 

Issued at 11:00am 05 January 2021

 

Last night the UK Government’s Guidance that prohibits going outside the home except in prescribed circumstances has come into affect. Travel to and from work remains permitted, where work cannot be done from home.

 

Guidance has also been issued which requires certain workplaces to close. Construction sites and quarries are not required to close. Consequently Lantoom remains open for business subject to certain conditions: 

 

1) Customers wishing to visit our office or collect materials are requested to:

a) Confirm that you are healthy, do not have a high temperature or other COVID-19 symptoms

b) Confirm that you have not recently travelled overseas or been in contact with anyone who has COVID 19 symptoms

c) Consider whether the visit is essential. Can you order by telephone or email or use our website?

d) Contact us by telephone before your visit. If we can help you without the need to visit, we will do so. If a visit is essential we will make an appointment for you

e) Customers must abide by social distancing guidelines

f) Obey instructions given to you at Lantoom on arrival

 

Customers who just turn up without a prior appointment will be turned away. This enables us to control the visitor numbers to maintain social distancing and prevent delays


2) Our telephones, emails and website customer support is fully operational

3) We are able to arrange deliveries

4) Delivery drivers must not get out of their vehicles on arrival at the quarry and telephone our office for instructions from their cab.

5) We remain well stocked with all categories of materials

8) To minimise the infection risk we are not accepting cash payments until further notice.

9) All collections and deliveries will be subject to our infection control procedures.

 

Lantoom will continue to operate within Government Guidance and review operations according to the situation.

 

You may contact us through the following methods:

Email: sales@lantoom.co.uk

Website: www.lantoom.co.uk

Telephone: 01579 308234

 

Thank you for your business. Please do not panic. Please minimise infection risk. The response to COVID-19 is likely to be long term and we appreciate your help in adapting to the disease risk.

Comments | Posted in Blog By Adam Ashman

The ecological benefits of building drystone walls.

Wednesday, 25 November 2020 15:58:20 Europe/London

Beneficial

There are many reasons why someone might consider building a drystone wall, these include: setting a boundary around a field, incasing a flower bed or tiering a garden. But one benefit that we often overlook is the ecological impact of building one.

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Plant Life

There are many plants which love nothing more then to live out of the gaps of soil between a drystone wall, such as: lavender, primrose, snapdragon and much more, plants with small roots, like the ones listed, are perfect for drystone wall constructions, not only will they have an excellent environment to grow, but they will also add colour to your drystone wall construction and of course combined, these plants help to purify our air.

Insect Life

Once your wall is built it will not take long for the cast of A Bug’s Life to move in. Ants, woodlice, millipedes, spiders and caterpillars will all find there place in your wall. In the end, every foot of your wall will contain at least one species of insect these bugs have various roles including feeding larger critters.

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Larger critters

Unfortunately for the bugs, they will attract birds, frogs and lizards which not only use the drystone wall as shelter but also use it as a restocking buffet and help to control the numbers of insects. Even larger animals can benefit from the wall including large mammals which may use the wall as shade or shelter from winds or rain. All in all when you decide to build a drystone wall, you are not just benefiting your garden you are creating a mini eco system.

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Covid-19 Update 5th November 2020

Thursday, 5 November 2020 09:47:53 Europe/London

 

Issued at 10.00am 05 November 2020

 

Starting from midnight last night the UK Government’s Guidance that prohibits going outside the home except in prescribed circumstances has come into affect. Travel to and from work remains permitted, where work cannot be done from home.

 

Guidance has also been issued which requires certain workplaces to close. Construction sites and quarries are not required to close. Consequently Lantoom remains open for business subject to certain conditions: 

 

1) Customers wishing to visit our office or collect materials are requested to:

a) Confirm that you are healthy, do not have a high temperature or other COVID-19 symptoms

b) Confirm that you have not recently travelled overseas or been in contact with anyone who has COVID 19 symptoms

c) Consider whether the visit is essential. Can you order by telephone or email or use our website?

d) Contact us by telephone before your visit. If we can help you without the need to visit, we will do so. If a visit is essential we will make an appointment for you

e) Customers must abide by social distancing guidelines

f) Obey instructions given to you at Lantoom on arrival

 

Customers who just turn up without a prior appointment will be turned away. This enables us to control the visitor numbers to maintain social distancing and prevent delays


2) Our telephones, emails and website customer support is fully operational

3) We are able to arrange deliveries

4) Delivery drivers must not get out of their vehicles on arrival at the quarry and telephone our office for instructions from their cab.

5) We remain well stocked with all categories of materials

8) To minimise the infection risk we are not accepting cash payments until further notice.

9) All collections and deliveries will be subject to our infection control procedures.

 

Lantoom will continue to operate within Government Guidance and review operations according to the situation.

 

You may contact us through the following methods:

Email: sales@lantoom.co.uk

Website: www.lantoom.co.uk

Telephone: 01579 308234

 

Thank you for your business. Please do not panic. Please minimise infection risk. The response to COVID-19 is likely to be long term and we appreciate your help in adapting to the disease risk.

Comments | Posted in Blog By Adam Ashman

Covid-19 Update 4th June 2020

Thursday, 4 June 2020 12:25:48 Europe/London

 

Issued at 12:00 4th June 2020

 

Lantoom has remained open for business throughout the Coronavirus epidemic. However the risk remains high. Currently 1 in 40 people in the general population tests positive for the virus and to minimise the risk to our staff and others we continue to limit visits to the quarry to those which are essential

 

Lantoom remains open for business subject to certain conditions:

1. Customers wishing to visit our office or collect materials are requested to:
 
(a) Confirm that your are healthy, do not have a high temperature or other COVID-19 symptoms.
(b) Confirm that you have not recently travelled overseas or been in contact with anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms
(c) Consider whether the visit is essential.  Can you order by telephone or email or use our website ?
(d) Contact us by email or telephone before your visit. If we can help you without the need to visit, we will do so.
If a visit is essentail we will make an appointment for you.
 
Customers who just turn up without making a prior appointment will be turned away.  This enables us to control the visitor numbers to maintain social distancing and prevent delays.
 
(c) If your visit is unavoidable, obey our Infection Prevention and Control instructions on arrival.
 
2. Our staff in vulnerable groups remain shielded and working at home.  We are also minimising the risk to other staff by their working at home, where possible.  Consequently we have fewer office staff than normal working at the quarry.
3. Our telephone, e-mail, and website customer support is fully operational.
4. If at all possible, please telephone or contact us by email or through our website to minimise infection risk.
5. We are able to arrange deliveries.
6. Delivery drivers must not get out of their vehicles on arrival at the quarry and telephone our office for instructions from their cab.
7. We remain well stocked with all categories of materials.
8.  To minimise infection risk we are not accepting cash payments until further notice
 

 Lantoom will continue to operate within Government Guidance and review operations according to the situation.

 
You may contact us through the following methods:

Email:  sales@lantoom.co.uk

Website:  www.lantoom.co.uk

Telephone:  01579 308234

 

Thank you for your business.  Please minimise infection risk.  The response to COVID-19 is long term and we appreciate your help in adapting to the disease risk. 

0 Comments | Posted in Blog By Richard Crocker

 

Issued at 15:00 27 March 2020

 

Lantoom remains open for business but subject to specified conditions and at a reduced staffing level. Most of our staff are now either working from home or have been sent home on short term paid leave.

 

The UK Government issued Guidance that prohibits going outside the home except in prescribed circumstances. Travel to and from work remains permitted, where work cannot be done from home. Guidance has also been issued which requires certain workplaces to close. Construction sites and quarries are not required to close.

 

Lantoom remains open for business subject to certain conditions:

 

1. We have adapted our working procedures to manage the risk of COVID-19 infection at Lantoom.
2. Quarries are multi hazard environments and we are well prepared for managing health and safety risks.
3. Staff in vulnerable groups have been isolated at home.
4. Where possible other staff are working from home.
5. Most of our production staff have been sent home on leave. Those that remain are not permitted contact with visitors.
6. Our telephone, e-mail, and website customer support remain fully operational.
7. If at all possible, please telephone or contact us by email or through our website to minimise infection risk.
8. Customers wishing to visit our office or collect materials are asked to:
(a) Consider whether the visit is essential.
(b) Contact us by email or telephone prior to visiting. If we can help you without the need to visit, we will do so.
(c) If a visit is unavoidable, obey our Infection Prevention and Control instructions on arrival.
12. We are able to arrange deliveries.
13. Delivery drivers must not get out of their vehicles on arrival at the quarry and telephone our office for instructions from their cab.
14. We remain well stocked with all categories of materials.
15. Prices are being affected by the drop in the value of Sterling and we are having to implement price increases to reflect our higher costs.

 

Lantoom will continue to operate within Government Guidance and review operations according to the situation.
 
You may contact us through the following methods:

Email:  sales@lantoom.co.uk

Website:  www.lantoom.co.uk

Telephone:  01579 308234

 

Thank you for your business.  Please do not panic.  Please minimise infection risk.  The response to COVID-19 is likely to be long term and we appreciate your help in adapting to the disease risk. 

Comments | Posted in Blog By Adam Ashman

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