Stone is the oldest natural element on our planet and possibly in the universe. No stone or block is identical and this uniqueness is an inexhaustible source of inspiration, especially for architects of all times.
Despite its weight and robustness, modern tools allow it to be shaped and reshaped with extraordinary precision, without any impact or risk to the environment.
A totally raw and pure material, the natural stone has this incomparable character which deserves to be recognized and treated at its true value. At Les Pierres AP, we recognize this nobility and we are at the very least happy that your projects are the showcase for it.
NATURAL STONES ADVANTAGES
For several years, natural stones have been making a big comeback in our housing.
In general, there is a clear tendency to use natural products in construction and interior design.
It must be said that natural stone advantages are numerous:
It is a completely inert material, therefore without any risk to the environment.
Natural stones are indefinitely durable and very easy to maintain.
Modern cutting equipment has drastically lowered the selling price.
Moreover, in addition to enhancing a construction, renovation or civil engineering project, our stones are an excellent investment because they will retain their full value indefinitely, especially since they are timeless, unlike synthetic materials which are irreparably altered and are constantly replaced by new generations.
No doubt, natural stone is eternal, aesthetic and unique!
A LEED PRODUCT
Natural stone has many advantages: great availability, good thermal inertia, recyclability as well as minimal production of waste at each stage of its metamorphosis. These characteristics allow it to meet the strictest environmental standards and achieve a high LEED score.
It is a recognized certification in several countries around the world for the design and construction of environmentally friendly buildings.
The LEED program takes into account the energy performance of buildings in five key areas of health and the environment (ecological site management, water savings, energy efficiency, raw materials selection and quality of indoor environments).
In Canada, LEED certification is increasingly required for buildings, which can lead to highly measurable savings, for example, more than 30% reduction in electricity consumption.