The beauty of natural stone with the ease of laying bricks

December 11, 2013   |   By

Cost effective ways to build in Natural Stone

sawn cropped tumbled stone

Its safe to say that most builders would prefer the aesthetics of using natural stone over reconstituted or cast stone. A natural stone building has a natural elegance to it, that gives it a timeless quality. However, building with stone is rarely seen as cost effective (with concerns over high wastage and labour intensive laying). Stamford Stone Companys’ Sawn, cropped and tumbled walling stone was created to solve these issues, manufacturing English limestone to an innovative building product, making it a competitive alternative for builders!

sawn cropped tumbled stone manufacturing

The stone is sawn in 4 course heights (65mm, 90mm, 115mm and 140mm) for easy laying and cropped at a depth of 110mm for standard wall cavity’s. It is supplied in random lengths for a traditional look. The walling stone is complemented by a range of architechtural masonry (Quoins, Heads, Cills) in standard sizes to be compatible with the course heights. Of course not all projects are “standard”, and Stamford Stone Company’s’ team of master masons offer a fully bespoke service in architectural masonry. Passionate about English limestone and situated in the middle of the Lincolnshire limestone belt, we are perfectly placed to source and supply some of the finest English limestones. Rivaling Portland limestone, Bath Limestone and Cotswold limestone our Clipsham limestone has been used for centuries in notable buildings such as the palaces of Westminster and Windsor Castle. Our walling stone has enabled developers in the local area along with traditional limestone areas such as the Cotswolds, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire to develop price competitively without compromising the local environment.

sawn cropped tumbled limestone

Working with the most beautiful of English limestone has allowed the family run business to grow and prosper, gaining an unrivaled reputation supplying new build and restoration projects nationwide. The range has developed to include interior products such as a range of hand carved fireplaces, internal flooring and staircases.

For more information on building with natural stone visit our walling stone product page or contact us 01780 740970 or