We’d like to share a little bit about us and how we’ve evolved over the years.
SmartStone was founded in 1980. The original concept was to create concrete products that simulated the look and feel of natural stone, but SmartStone quickly evolved into much more. We pioneered the idea of exterior design systems, which was achieved by creating products with natural textures, others which remained true to concrete and still others that could only be described as authentic SmartStone. Subsequently, SmartStone became a generic name and our manufactured product range expanded to include various shape and texture pavers, wall cladding, tiles and landscaping features. Our cost-effective paving products are manufactured to replicate the same natural beauty as real stone and are suitable for residential or commercial paving projects.
Although SmartStone is handmade, every piece is precision-engineered to work as part of a greater unit. SmartStone does not simply supply products – we supply design and consistency with the end result in mind. The appearance of concrete paving products is only one part of the equation because we understand that you buy driveways, patios, paths or pool paving and not just loose pavers or tiles. We help home-owners select the right concrete paving for each project and are committed to the best possible design to ensure that significant value is added to your investment.
Our goal was to make SmartStone products readily available to all, so we developed a national footprint through a licensee programme that extends throughout South Africa. Beyond South African borders, SmartStone concrete products are manufactured in Namibia and Jordan. Our products are also sold in Mozambique, Swaziland and Lesotho, while a fully-fledged manufacturing plant has been opened in Zambia, and one will soon open in Zimbabwe. SmartStone is a member of the Concrete Manufacturers’ Association, which proves our commitment to the advancement of paving and concrete products, as well as assuring our clients that they are buying the best possible quality paving.