The Sculpture Stone Company
Placing an Order for Sculpture Stone
About Our Carving Stone
Because we devote a large effort to exploration we are different from most other stone suppliers:
We find new stones and add to our variety all the time throughout the year
Many of our stones are located and quarried only by us so they are unique to our company
In addition to stones we list as regular items we also have some one of a kind items at our warehouse
We may discontinue some stones, however we will always bring in new varieties
We may be able to bring in a type of stone that is not in stock. If you don't see it then ask!
Purchasing Sculpture Stone at Our Warehouse
All are welcome to visit our warehouse located in Vancouver by appointment. To visit the warehouse contact us by email or by telephone to set up an appointment. It is best to give us a few days notice before you plan to come, if possible.
Having Sculpture Stone Sent to You
We will ship stone anywhere in the world. If you would like to place an order we suggest that you send us detailed information by email (stone of interest, sizes, shapes, quantity you need, when you need it, etc) with your telephone number, or contact us directly by telephone. For those who send an email, after we have a chance to look at your information we will follow up and confirm details by telephone.
All of the carving stones on our list are current or regular stock items and are usually in stock. Some items may not be replaced when stock runs out and items that are regular stock may occasionally be out of stock until we can return to the quarry again.
Usually we do not send out orders by any method that requires packing in boxes (mail, courier, bus) as our preferred method is to ship by pallet. If we decide to take a small order, quantities less than 100 pounds are subject to a $15 handling charge. If an order does not have to be placed right away, occasionally we can combine orders to help reduce costs for shipping. This is dependent on having another customer in the same region that wants to place an order in the same time frame and who is willing to share shipping. Let us know as far in advance as possible and we will notify you if we receive an order from another customer in the same area.
Packaging and delivery
Delivery is to the trucking company's warehouse nearest to you or to a commercial location of your choice. A commercial location should have the appearance of a regular business and the truck should be able to show up any time during regular business hours. Most commercial locations should have unloading facilities (forklift or loading dock) but if not there will be additional charges for a power tailgate. If you do not have a commercial location available, consider asking a company near to your location to accept delivery in exchange for a small fee, or you can have the trucking company do home delivery for an additional fee.
When shipping by truck there is a minimum flat rate. The rate does not change until the quantity reaches somewhere between 250 to 350 pounds depending on region of delivery. Above this weight the rate per pound will generally decrease progressively at 500, 1000, 2000, 5000 pounds, etc.
Shipping costs within Canada
Please contact regarding rates.
Shipping costs to the US using trucking
Approximate trucking rates
|250 -350 pounds (minimum rate)||.35 - .75 per pound (*** see note)|
|500 pounds||.25 - .65 per pound|
|1000 pounds||.15 - .40 per pound|
|2000 pounds||.10 - .35 per pound|
*** Because of the higher discount for shipping 500 pounds, in some cases the cost may be almost the same as shipping at the minimum which allows 250-350 pounds. This is mainly applicable for shipments in western and central US.
Shipping costs to international destinations
Shipping costs port to port are often much cheaper than trucking costs even within the same country. Please contact us regarding rates to a specific country.
Size, Shape of Ordered Stone
Most stone is rough quarried, some stones may be available in rough cut block shapes. We will match your desired shape and size of stone to the best of our ability at no additional charge depending on what is available in stock. Currently we do not have the equipment to cut slabs or blocks on request, but may do this in the future for an additional charge. Maximum size of stone available is same as maximum size that is available at the quarry which ranges from less than 100 pounds for some stones to 1000's of pounds for others.
Ordering a variety of stones
We will include as many different types of stones as you like in one order at no additional cost.
Quantity/large block discounts
We will give quantity discounts. Currently 10% for orders over 1000 pounds excluding sale or clearance priced products. Above that please inquire.
Cross border purchases when customer picks up with their personal vehicle
Up to $2000 of stone can be purchased and taken across the border without the use of a customs broker. All stone quarried in Canada is duty free when taken into the US.
Payment in advance by check or money order. At this point in time we cannot accept credit cards.
Still not sure? Have more questions? Please ask!
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