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Our Most Asked Questions About Cemetery Monument Installation
Cemetery monument installation is an important part of our work here at HGH and a specialised procedure that we’re often asked about. From traditional memorials to benches and multi-piece monuments, the scope of work we carry out varies greatly. So let’s get started with some of our most frequently asked questions. Is there a typical […]
Why Granite is the Perfect Material for Streetscape Artists
Granite has a romantic backstory. (And all artists love a romantic backstory!) Made up of quartz, mica and feldspar, it comes from crystallised magma cooled deep beneath the earth’s crust. While it’s under there, it’s heated and compressed to such a high pressure that it forms a super-strong interlocking structure – and it’s this that […]
Maanjidowin (The Gathering): A Closer Look
Client: David M. General Commissioned by: PortsToronto Location: Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, West Gap dock wall Testimonial: “The work that HGH Granite can produce fulfils my sense of Indigenous perspective and the relationship of our art to the land.” David General, Artist In this blog, we’re going to take a deep-dive into one of […]
Step by Step Guide to Choosing a Cemetery Memorial
A cemetery memorial is a lasting and unique way to remember the life of a loved one. They provide a place for people to reflect and grieve – and act as a physical reminder of the individual who has passed away. Choosing a memorial is a very personal and subjective experience and involves various parties […]
The flat panel is decorated with a mosaic from roughly processed granite polygonal tiles. Isolated on black
‘Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment’. So wrote artist Claude Monet once upon a time. Here at HGH, we agree wholeheartedly with the first two statements. As for the torment? Well, only when faced with extended delivery times on popular colours, perhaps. As you might have guessed, this blog is all about colour. […]
The Benefits of Ordering Ahead of Time
There’s a saying that goes ‘Punctuality is the soul of business’.  We agree. Although we’d also add ‘People’ and ‘Product’. At HGH, we pride ourselves on getting our valued customers’ orders to them right on time. It’s integral to the success of a project, shows respect to our customers, and is key to our own […]
How Hand Sculpting Can Bring A Monument To Life
Granite has been used to construct some of the world’s most beautiful and durable monuments, sculptures, public artworks, and landmarks – due to its versatility, natural beauty and durability. These days many granite businesses – HGH being one – are equipped with new tech and equipment to support the design process, using solutions, such as: […]
Black Granite Shortages
Indian Black Granite Challenges – And 3 Solutions Here at HGH we’re continuously briefed on the status of the quarries we source from around the world – and have recently been told by two of our valued suppliers in India that the industry is experiencing difficulties in sourcing Jet Black and Premium Black granites. Being […]
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