The elected representatives and villagers have decided to renovate their village square. They have chosen our sandstone reclaimed cobbles to highlight their recently restored fountain and their historic monuments: the church, the cross and the basin.
While this renovation is part of an approach to enhance the value of the heritage, it also makes it possible to create a safe and accessible pedestrian zone for people with reduced mobility. The landscape architect wanted to preserve the authenticity of the square and prescribed our reclaimed cobblestones, particularly for their colours and appearance.
Fontainebleau and Versailles Reclaimed sandstone cobbles
The architect’s choice was made for our Versailles reclaimed sandstone setts, our Fontainebleau reclaimed sandstone setts and our reclaimed edging stones. The beige colour of our Fontainebleau cobblestones blends with the square’s limestone staircases and the church’s limestone walls.
The grey of the Versailles sandstone setts underlines the whole and allows you to play with the colour contrasts.
The gutters along the road were made with a double row of Fontainebleau sandstone setts. The marking of the parking spaces was done with a row of Fontainebleau sandstone sett.
The kerbstones were laid flat to create a path and delimit the paving area.
Cobblestones delivery and laying
The site required approximately 500 m² of reclaimed setts and edging stones. The first deliveries began in October 2018 with a rate of 2 trucks per week. The installation is carried out with a thin mortar and a very fine mortar joint. All this is carried out in accordance with a precise schedule.
Final rendering of the square with our sandstone paving stones
Once the work was completed, we went on site to show you the images of the renovated square in Varacieux (in France)
A beautiful achievement for this village and an additional reference for us.
If you have a personal or professional project and would like to know more about reclaimed cobblestones and kerbstones, please contact us.