Formed from the slow crystallisation of magma from beneath the earth’s crust, granite is an igneous rock with grains large enough to be seen by the naked eye.
Composed mainly of quartz and feldspar with minor amounts of mica, amphiboles and other minerals, this composition gives rise to predominantly red, pink, grey or white colours with dark mineral grains visible throughout.
The high performance strength of granite has been extensively used for carriageway surfaces in the past and remains a popular choice in providing fine aesthetic value and durability for landscaped areas.
There is a greater demand for producing streetscapes which reflect the character of surrounding buildings using natural materials. This achieves a high quality finish within the public realm, which is valued by local authorities, businesses and the public.