Using local stone for new builds is important for areas where it’s such a widespread feature.
It really embeds the building into the location, as architectural designer and presenter Charlie Luxton explains in his video below, tracking the progress of his self-build home in Oxfordshire.
Like Charlie, we recognise that ethically sourced stone – that’s been locally quarried – comes at less cost to the environment but means that consumers pay slightly more. For such a wonderful natural resource that’s sustainable, durable and aesthetically pleasing, it’s worth it.
Take a look at how he approaches his new build project and discusses the benefits of stone over brick in terms of flexibility in design (especially with curves) and why it’s so important to choose a quality stone supplier.