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Welcome to Forest of Dean Stone Firms

We’re a privately-owned natural stone company nestled deep in the heart of the magical Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire.

Combining modern, high-tech cutting and processing equipment with traditional masonry skills, we enable architects and designers to create imaginative and innovative schemes using indigenous natural Pennant sandstone.

With significant investment our quarry and stoneworks have been transformed over the past 15 years; increasing capacity and improving capability.

We are the parent company of the proven specification brand, Forest Pennant.

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Our Products

Since the Victorian era Forest of Dean Stone Firms’ products have been used to construct and complement. Our sandstone is durable and hard-wearing, and can be crafted to suit domestic and commercial applications. For our commercial range take a look at our Forest Pennant products..

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Forest Pennant - Our Commercial Brand

For 10 years Forest Pennant products have enhanced, created and honoured some of the UK's busiest spaces.

As a respected specification brand, Forest Pennant hard landscaping products have been used extensively by architects, designers, developers, contractors and conservationists to deliver award-winning schemes that exceed expectation.

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Customer Testimonials

Forest of Dean Stone Firms
5 / 5 Stars

"From first enquiry to delivery of the stone, I found everyone really good to deal with.  It was especially helpful to know lead times up front so the landscaper could plan the job properly."

5 / 5 Stars

"I'm writing to thank you, your colleagues and staff for the generous support of the Building Stones Colloquium.

My colleagues enjoyed speaking to Paul Ramsey on the day and our delegates appreciated the chance to win a copy of the lovely book. Delegates and staff are all delighted with the stone coasters.

Your generous financial contribution closed the gap on our match funding requirement and will make the cash flow in the final few months of the project much less of an issue for us.

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5 / 5 Stars

"It has been a pleasure to deal with everyone at Forest of Dean Stone Firms.
Regarding the finished fireplace, we are very pleased; all of our friends have admired it.
The fireplace itself was modelled on one the company made for my father for his farm house over sixty years ago!

5 / 5 Stars

"Thank you for getting the stone for our chimney cut in time to be put in place. Your ability to cut the stone so promptly gave us more than ample time to make sure the job was finished on schedule, and we appreciate that.

The staff (managerial and manual) were all very helpful and accommodating. It was a good experience all round, and in turn, refreshing. Thank you again."

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