Showcasing at the annual Architecture & Building Expo in the RDS Dublin, Braemar was a main feature of Tobermore’s exhibition space. The block paving was laid on the floor of the stand in a striking four-colour mix. The premium granite aesthetic caught the eye of many, including the judges of the Architects' Choice Awards.
Braemar has become a firm favourite with specifiers due to its premium granite aesthetic and on-trend colour palette. Team Tobermore impressed the judges by describing the world-class manufacturing process that goes into producing a high-end concrete product like Braemar. Its two distinctive finishes are achieved through an innovative diamond grinding process.
Ultimately, it was Braemar’s sustainability credentials that won the judges over. As part of Tobermore’s commitment to sustainable manufacturing, the company published a library of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). EPDs enable architects to compare the environmental impact of different materials and make informed decisions about which to choose for their project.
David Henderson, Managing Director and Owner of Tobermore, commented on the win: “We are absolutely delighted that Braemar has won ‘Best Exterior Product’ at the Architects Choice Awards. Specifiers love Braemar’s high-end granite look, and it is a popular choice for public realm schemes including Leeds City Centre. We are experiencing a tremendous amount of Braemar enquiries due to the rising costs, longer lead times and environmental implications of importing Chinese natural granite.”
Founded in 1942, Tobermore has evolved from a modest sand and gravel business into a world-class manufacturer of paving and walling, supplying the commercial and domestic markets throughout the UK and Ireland.
The company is proud to be a trusted supplier of leading contractors and housebuilders, providing paving and walling products on the nations' more prestigious schemes. Now in its 80th year, Tobermore is going from strength to strength currently employing over 450 people and expanding further into the UK.
The company is clearly positioned as one of the top paving and walling manufacturers in the UK and Ireland. Tobermore prides itself on investing in world-class technology that produces products of unrivalled quality. The company has built the systems, procedures and structures inherent in the world’s leading businesses.
In November 2021 Tobermore was named ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ at the prestigious Made in Northern Ireland Awards 2021. Later that year, David Henderson, Owner and Managing Director was awarded the ‘Innovation Director of the Year’ at the IoD Awards, and ‘Industry Entrepreneur of the Year’ at the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.