Hardscape: Creating visionary urban spaces

With over 25 years’ experience, technical expertise and a plethora of hard landscaping materials, Hardscape present opportunity and inspiration to landscape architects, design professionals and clients of the urban landscape. Founded In November of 1994 and based In the North West of England, Hardscape bring together technical knowledge and passion. Over the years, this award-winning company have impacted greatly the people, places and projects they have connected with across the UK.

Hardscape’s industry experts encourage clients to invest in braver, more forward-thinking solutions. The result: award-winning, visionary schemes that exceed original design aspirations. Their innovative works are exemplified throughout the UK and Ireland. From transport interchanges, leisure facilities and educational institutions to mixed-use urban spaces the UK's premier landscaping material supplier has played an integral role in hard landscaping a number of Britain’s iconic sites.

Their vision: Building Amazing Places.

Their values: Innovation, Knowledge, Quality, People and Communication.  

The Hardscape team hand pick ethically sourced materials to help create visionary urban spaces that stand out from routine paving options. They are constantly evolving and challenging convention through the utilisation of new techniques and products that are personally recommended on a project-by-project basis. Their in-house technical support, production and design teams ensure the correct material specifications and outcomes are obtainable for each project.

Strategically placed across the UK, Hardscape’s four showrooms with state-of-the-art digital facilities make the material selection process simpler and more accessible. These Materials Labs are dedicated spaces to assist and guide.

The Materials Lab is a unique resource for landscape architects to explore, be inspired by and get expert advice on materials… we hope that the Materials Lab will be a go-to for hard landscaping inspiration to bring creative visions to life.

-Matthew Haslam, Managing Director.

The labs provide insights into Hardscape’s high-tech in-house machinery including etching, sandblasting, CNC, waterjet- cutting and laser technology. Through the use of new technologies and techniques, designers and architects are given the opportunity to think beyond traditionally segmented spaces and develop integrated solutions.

Collaborating with Hardscape inspires industry professionals and clients to create unique environments that express and reflect the personalities of the surrounding communities.

A champion of environmental issues, Hardscape recognises the importance of approaching new projects with sustainability in mind. They recognise the positive impact urban environments can have and therefore source and develop products that significantly reduce carbon emissions. Hardscape’s aim is to deliver both a high-quality service and product range designed for both specifier and our planet.

Click here to access Hardscape's Sustainability Strategy video.

Through extensive research and development into the latest carbon efficient and green hard landscaping products, our focus is fully on this subject.

- Anthony Collins, Sales Director

Sustainability, technical performance and cost effectiveness are all considerations in the selection of the Hardscape supply chain. Every product is tested to current BSEN standards, internal audits are periodically carried out to ensure best relationships and importantly the due diligence in supply Chain Management. Hardscape have a vast list of accreditations and most recently joined the Ethical Stone Register as a Declaration level member.

Want to find out more about Hardscape? Head over to their website, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn. Or alternatively, check out Hardscape’s Manufacturer Profile and BIM product range right here on bimstore!

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