July 05, 2021      < Back to blog menu

TO LAST THE TEST OF TIME

VAN MILDERT COLLEGE STONE BOULDERS

Stone Sign Company were recently contacted by a client to create two custom stone boulders.  

We received a request from Van Mildert College, Durham University, to create two bespoke boulder signs to mark the entrances to the college on Elvet Hill Road and South Road, Durham. The client requested two different boulders, both with the college name and crest engraved into the stone.  

Stone Sign Van Mildert Durham University Boulder Front
Stone Sign Van Mildert Durham University Boulder Plaque
Stone Sign Van Mildert Durham University Second Boulder Front
Stone Sign Van Mildert Durham University Second Boulder

Our talented in-house designer drew up the designs for the boulders based on specifications provided by the client. Each boulder was crafted using quality Welsh Pennant Sandstone, which offers a beautiful blue-grey finish. We selected this stone as it is particularly hardwearing in outdoor conditions, and will retain its beauty for decades. The stone was carved into shape by our expert masons at our in-house facility.

Stone Sign Van Mildert Durham University Boulder Painted Emblem
Stone Sign Van Mildert Durham University Boulder Gold Detailing
Stone Sign Van Mildert Durham University Boulder Coloured Enamel
Stone Sign Van Mildert Durham University Boulder Gilded Inscription

The plaques were crafted using the finest Welsh Slate and inset into the boulders. Each plaque features an inscription as well as the Van Mildert College crest, perfectly hand-painted and gilded by our expert artisans. We then also carved a fossil into each boulder at the client’s request. Our expert team then securely fitted the boulders into place on the campus using strong steel ground anchors to ensure they remain in place.

We are exceptionally proud of how these boulders turned out, and love how they look in the beautiful college grounds. We have full capability in bringing your design ideas to life, no matter how big or small. We can craft large stone boulders as well as we can craft small stone plaques, and our expert masons can work with a large variety of quality natural materials to ensure your vision is perfectly achieved.

Any level of intricacy can be realised.

Our expert team can help to bring any stone house sign design ideas to reality. Please contact us today to find out more.