• Cobbles …Demand Outstripping Supply

    March 30, 2014

     

    PIle of CobblesSuch has been the demand for French reclaimed granite cobbles that our supplier has  moved several thousand tonnes across the world in only 2 years.

    Lightloads.je is delighted to have been a part of the supply chain and with the 100 tonnes we have arriving  in Granville for shipment later this week, it brings our cobbles imports to Jersey over the last 18 months to a staggering 700 tonnes and they now grace many a driveway, courtyard, threshold and border across the island.

    Unfortunately though, all good things come to an end and this 100 tonnes will be the last import of the mountain of cobbles shown in the picture that we’ve been able to acquire.  Dealers have been clambering for a ‘last slice of the cake’ and we’ve been lucky to secure what we have.

    Of the 100 tonnes being shipped here this week, 88 tonnes are pre-sold and so if you’re reading this and want some, there are 12 tonnes left…..hurry though, they won’t be around for long!

    It’s not all doom and gloom however. A number of French streets laid to cobble are soon to be lifted, they are the same as previously. We’ve been able to secure an allocation amongst the first to be supplied with the new tranche once available.

    How much longer these particular cobbles will be available however, remains to be seen. The end of 2015 is a long way off and such is their popularity that we wouldn’t be surprised to see stocks dwindle well before then.