Tumbled Walling Stone (Sawn on Bed)
Very popular with builders, especially in conservation areas, our signature walling stone is produced using sawn, cropped and tumbled techniques.
We saw our stone on the bed (for ease of laying), in heights of 65, 90,115 and 140mm – the face is then cropped by guillotine at 110m (the width of a standard cavity wall) leaving a textured face exposing shell formations. After that, the stone is cropped randomly for an authentic feel and finally tumbled to remove sharp edges. Finally, each piece is hand dressed by our experienced stone masons.
Walling stone is available in three types to satisfy different budgets and planning requirements. Sold in packs covering 6m2.
Our signature stone, which is commonly referred to as “Stamford Stone.” A warm honey colour, it has become a firm favourite with planners from North Lincolnshire to the Southern Cotswolds.
A paler local stone with less variation, popular throughout Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire as an alternative to the now defunct Tadcaster or magnesium limestone, frequently specified by planners. This stone is particularly suitable for larger course heights.
Cropped Walling Stone
We carry stock of both new and reclaimed cropped local walling stone. Laying this stone takes a little more time, skill and creativity, but the results are worth it – you’ll get a stunning traditional effect, particularly suitable for extensions, renovations of period properties or in dry stone walls. If you’d like to know more, call us on 01780 740970.
Quarried in nearby Northamptonshire, this product lends itself to courses in 2, 3 and 4” and in bed widths of 150mm. It is often preferred as an alternative to reclaimed walling due to its ability to achieve a similar look with less intensive labour and lower wastage.
Sold in bulk bags which average 3–3½m2..
Think of the English countryside and you automatically picture dry stone walls. Historically used to divide and separate fields, they have become increasingly popular for projects closer to home.
In recent years, the benefits of using reclaimed stone have been recognised by architects, builders and specifiers: totally natural, full of character, already textured and weathered, durable and aesthetically pleasing. More and more people are specifying this type of wall for their renovations, extensions (particularly in period properties) and to add beauty and authenticity to landscaping projects.
It may look simple but the techniques for creating these beautiful walls need a skilled pair of hands to make sure the stone is laid properly, especially as they are built without mortar or concrete – simply by interlocking the stones with care and precision.
We are delighted to be able to supply large quantities of reclaimed stone for use in a wide range of walling and renovation projects. Our stone comes from the local area, random in shape and size – we’ll make sure it’s clean and bag it up for you so that you get a good mixture.
If you have a particular project in mind, tell us about it so that we can help you make the right choices when selecting your stone.
Characterised by its smoothness, even faces and square edges, this type of wall can be found throughout Britain in many magnificent, historic buildings (such as Bath’s striking Royal Crescent!)
It is becoming more popular as exterior cladding in commercial and contemporary developments especially in urban areas.
When you need specific course heights or face types common with strict planning restrictions, talk to us about how we can help. From dramatic architectural features to a tricky area to negotiate, we’re confident we’ll be able to find a solution.
For more advice about the most appropriate walling, call us on 01780 740970 or contact us here.