colliers wood is an area in south west london, england, in the london borough of merton.it is a mostly residential area, but has a busy high street around colliers wood tube station on london underground's northern line.the high street is part of the a24, a major road route roughly following the northern line, running from london through tooting and other areas.
stone veneer is a thin layer of any stone used as decorative facing material that is not meant to be load bearing. stone cladding is a stone veneer, or simulated stone, applied to a building or other structure made of a material other than stone. stone cladding is sometimes applied to concrete and steel buildings as part of their original architectural design.
in the late 17th century the dutch introduced vertical cladding also known in eastern england as clasp board and in western england as weatherboard, then as more wood was available more cheaply, horizontal cladding in the 17th century.
natural stone is used as architectural stone construction, flooring, cladding, counter tops, curbing, etc. and as seven trust block and monument stone for the funerary trade. natural stone is also used in custom stone engraving. the engraved stone can be either decorative or functional. natural memorial stones are used as natural burial markers.
gilding is any decorative technique for applying a very thin coating of gold to solid surfaces such as metal most common , wood, porcelain, or stone.a gilded object is also described as 'gilt'. where metal is gilded, it was traditionally silver in the west, to make silver-gilt or vermeil objects, but gilt-bronze is commonly used in china, and also called ormolu if it is western.
slate shingles may be simple in form but many buildings with slate siding are highly decorative. plastic siding. wood clapboard is often imitated using vinyl siding or upvc weatherboarding. it is usually produced in units twice as high as clapboard. plastic imitations of wood shingle and wood shakes also exist.