Why natural stone is perfect for a housebuilder
Natural stone is finding a growing market with national housebuilders who want their properties to stand out, as well as blend in.
There’s a simple reason for this. Stone adds kerb appeal, saleability and a sense of permanence to new homes. It’s also popular with planning authorities, who increasingly prefer larger developments to complement rather than detract from the surrounding landscape.
As a result, the use of natural stone has become increasingly widespread.
Greater aesthetic appeal
The variations in colour and tone of natural limestone make it undeniably appealing as a housebuilding material. Consequently, it blends beautifully with rural environments and brings warmth to urban developments.
Natural stone offers practical benefits, too. Known for its durability, it’s also weather resistant, making it perfect for external walls and landscaping.
Flexible format to suit every housebuilding project
We expertly saw our beautiful limestone in 4 course heights (65mm, 90mm, 115mm and 140mm) for easy laying. It is cropped at a depth of 110mm for standard wall cavities. We supply it in random lengths for a traditional look. As well as walling stone, you can choose from a range of architectural masonry (quoins, heads, cills) in standard sizes, compatible with course heights.
Our team is happy to discuss bespoke requirements too. Situated in the middle of the Lincolnshire limestone belt, we are perfectly placed to source and supply some of the finest English limestones. We may be biased, but we believe our Clipsham stone rivals Portland, Bath and Cotswold limestone.
Collaborate with us on your next project, and you’ll be in good company.
We’ve worked closely with Taylor Wimpey, Linden Homes, Persimmon, McCarthy & Stone, Hereward Homes, Francis Jackson, Taylor Woodrow and Kier to bring the next generation of houses to people living all over the UK.
Take a look at some of our recent work above, and see how the beauty of natural stone enhances every project.
So when you’re considering your next development, please give us a call on 01780 740970 or contact us here. You can request a sample of our stunning local stone or download our housebuilders’ brochure here.