Due to its durable nature and striking finish, UK sourced natural stone has been quarried and used as a facade material for decades. More recently, natural stone has been used for heritage and traditional schemes, but also as part of contemporary architectural designs that blend seamlessly into historic surroundings. A wide variety of stone types can be used including sandstone, limestones and granites in a range of finishes.
By working closely with key manufacturing partners, we can source and supply a variety of natural quarried stones from both the UK and worldwide. Our experienced and knowledgeable teams can assist with sourcing stone to match existing structures and can provide available material when the original source is no longer available.
Colours and Finishes
Alongside the vast range of stone types available, stones can be supplied in a variety of colours and finishes from traditional cream/yellow tones, to more contemporary greys. Finishes include smooth, tooled, split face, pitched face, rumbled, picked, broached and many more - providing suitable options for a range of project designs.
Our teams can assist with selecting a suitable stone colour and finish to match existing buildings and suit local planning requirements.
Natural stone is an environmentally responsible and sustainable material, as energy is only used for the extraction of the natural stone from an open surface quarry and then processing it. This energy usage for production is relatively low when compared with other building materials often produced in a factory environment.
Natural stone also stands the test of time, with many ancient buildings, churches and other structures still standing after centuries. This means less construction time and energy is required to make repairs or re-do buildings where materials have deteriorated.
There are a range of different stone types available to suit your project design and local planning requirements. Options include: