Quarry Visits

Why are our quarry visits so popular?

We understand the importance of provenance and sustainability combined with cost-efficiency for today’s builders. This is true whether you are building a new house, scoping a development or embarking on a heritage restoration.

Knowing that the stone you choose has been quarried in the UK, is responsibly processed and already a favourite for new build, commercial and restoration projects is very reassuring.

So if you’re an architect or specifier, spending some time with us on site will show you first-hand why our limestone is the natural choice for your projects.

What happens on a quarry visit?

It’s exciting to see what goes on in a quarry. You can expect a tour so you can see how our stone is extracted and the stringent quality checks it goes through. You’ll also meet the people behind the process.

So you’ll find out why we’re different from other stone suppliers.

Highlights will include:

  • Witnessing how raw block from the quarries is transformed into masonry and walling stone used in restoration projects
  • Seeing raw blocks split by hand using a sledgehammer
  • Enjoying a coach transfer between Clipsham Medwells and Swaddywell Quarry, via historic Stamford, renowned for its beautiful stone buildings.
  • Refreshments in our newly refurbished showroom.
  • A visit to our limestone tile production line.
  • Insight into our quality control processes.

All at Ross Thain Architects enjoyed a private tour around Stamford Stone. The day consisted of a trip to the quarry where we saw the stone at its source and then back at the factory where the stone is processed, forming fireplaces, lintels, walling and flooring that we regularly specify in our projects. The day was very enjoyable and informative for all of us.

To book your place, simply call us on 01780 740970 or contact us here.

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