Environment and Sustainability

People care increasingly about the environment and sustainability. Many companies are choosing to build more responsibly, opting for natural materials.

Locally quarried, ethically sourced

You’ll already know that we’re not simply stone suppliers. We own the quarries, too. This gives us greater control and flexibility in the way that we operate and the decisions we make.

Consequently, we’re committed to environmentally friendly policies and sustainable development. As people who care about the planet, we are passionate about protecting resources.

 

Making the right choice

Choose our English limestone and you can be sure that:

  • 95% of our block stone never travels more than 20 miles to our production site.
  • We will always harvest and recycle rainwater.
  • Our by-products (aggregate and agricultural lime) actively help to minimise waste since they are reused, and never sent to landfill.
  • Our local quarries have full replanting and re-landscaping plans. In years to come, you won’t know we’ve been here.

Naturally appealing

Natural stone has unique character. As well as variations in tone, colour and texture, it boasts other attributes. As a building material, it offers low embodied energy, no inherent toxins or pollutants, high thermal capacitance and unparalleled resilience.

Traditional materials that have stood the test of time are less likely to go in and out of fashion and so these give our architecture a timeless quality.

With stone we appreciate the whole-life cost benefits - it is robust, long-lasting, requires minimal ongoing maintenance and ages gracefully.

Building with stone involves traditional detailing and craftsmanship and so stone buildings are generally well-built and built to last.

In this way, we consider natural stone as a key contributor to sustainable building and this is enhanced by sourcing stone that is local to any project's site.

Tom McGlynn from Niall McLaughlin Architects explains why his practice chooses natural stone as its preferred building material.

Architects, why not download our brand new brochure? It expands on the scope and diversity of natural stone as a building material with case studies to illustrate.

Finally, to experience the beauty of our Lincolnshire limestone for yourself, you can also request a sample.

our quarries

Our Quarries

our clients

Our Clients

quarry visits

Quarry Visits

envirnoment and sustainability

Environment and Sustainability

stamford stone charter

The Stamford Stone Charter