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The Book of Stone

Stancliffe Stone Company Ltd


Suppliers of Natural Stone
Designing with stone Why stone? Why now?
Stone has a magic few other building materials can match. It’s incredibly old, created by
fire, water and extreme pressures. It comes from the Earth and sits upon it with a clear
statement that it’s here to stay. Ancient structures across the world testify to its immense
durability and to humankind’s lasting love affair with this, one of the boldest and most
beautiful of all natural materials.

Nothing shares the same variety of character, colour and texture. Nothing offers you a comparable
palette, language and breadth of expression. Nothing can match the flexibility and integrity of stone.
That’s why it remains head and shoulders above other building materials; why it’s as relevant today as
it’s always been. That’s why and why now.

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Your choice The Stancliffe portfolio of stones
Though its variations seem almost endless, there are essentially only three different types of stone. The first two are Stancliffe Stone is one of the largest producers of dimensional natural stone in the UK and is able to offer a superb range
created deep in the Earth’s crust – ‘igneous’ stones like granite are formed when molten magma is forced upwards of beautiful stones.
into other rocks or blasted from volcanoes as lava and ash; ‘metamorphic’ stones like slate are formed when massively
high temperatures and crushing pressures ‘re-crystalise’ minerals, changing one rock type into another. For many years Stancliffe Stone has been at the forefront of the innovative use of natural stone throughout the United Kingdom and further
afield. With stones from Scotland, Cumbria and Derbyshire, Stancliffe has a suitable stone for many different locations and applications.
The third kind, ‘sedimentary’ stones like sandstone and limestone, are created when other rocks are eroded by wind, For literature and samples, you have only to ask.
ice and water, and the fragments laid down elsewhere. Sandstone is cemented into layers; limestone is formed by the
action of chemicals and living organisms. Together, these are among the most widely used, versatile and beautiful of
all building stones.
Locharbriggs Stanton Moor Scoutmoor

Fletcher Bank Red St.Bees Howley Park

Our range
Cavendish Stoke Hall Plumpton
Stancliffe Stone specialises in sandstones and limestones.
These are produced in our own quarries and processing sites
White Red Lazonby
from the English Midlands to the Scottish Lowlands, and range
from beautiful buff-coloured Derbyshire gritstones to red
sandstones from St.Bees and Locharbriggs; from Plumpton
Red Lazonby salmon pink sandstone to the superb blue-grey
Salterwath limestone.

As the UK’s leading supplier of dimensional building stone,


Stancliffe Stone is able to ensure that both quality and reliability
of supply are maintained. Our expertise in this highly specialised
field means that we’re uniquely well placed to help you find the
stone you want, capable of satisfying the most rigorous criteria
and translating into stunning building design.

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Your creativity
As a natural material, stone takes a little getting to know, and an appreciation of both the properties of individual
stones and the way in which character and colour change with texture is essential, if you’re to get the best from
it. But once understood, the look and feel that you’re aiming for can usually be realised in a number of ways.

Individual stones, even from different parts of the same quarry, can vary in character enormously, and clearly,
the selection, properties and processing of a particular stone can dramatically affect both performance and
aesthetics. So it’s important to work closely with your stone suppliers to find the solutions you’re looking for
both functionally and visually, that will help bring your project to life.

Our expertise
Stancliffe Stone can offer a broad spectrum of character, colour
and performance in stone, and are comfortable working either
with traditional textures or new and bespoke finishes to provide
you with a wide range of options. Working with a variety of
materials can create tremendous opportunities, but it can also
pose challenges, and we have the knowledge and resources to
address and resolve any issues arising, and help turn your ideas
into practical reality.

Involving us at an early stage will assist in moving projects


forward realistically and effectively, from establishing the
suitability of individual stones to questions of availability, finish
and fixing. It’s not unusual for requirements to change, and if
we’re actively involved with the project team, we can keep the
relevant people informed of the implications of change. So as
far as it’s possible to do so, we can make sure that everything
runs smoothly.

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Your art The perfect partnership
There is a strong sense in which natural stone offers building designers the best of both worlds. It’s extraordinarily strong and durable, At Stancliffe Stone, we see our role as a facilitating one, providing stone as a raw material which can open up exceptional opportunities
yet at the same time, it can be extremely stylish and exceptionally beautiful. It’s capable of both lightness and gravitas; of making big, to the building designer. We are not designers ourselves and nor would we claim to be. But we do understand stone and the possibilities
bold design statements and yet lending itself to extremely fine detailing. it offers, and we’re committed and enthusiastic about passing on that understanding to communicate and explore what stone can achieve.

The character and qualities of sandstones and limestones in particular facilitate both the large and the small scale. They are equally By sharing our understanding of the design, use and working of dimensional stone, we can help ensure that you’re in a position to ask
effective in public and domestic buildings; in the broad sweep of architecture and construction, and also in the key design and feature the right questions and that key project discussions are informed discussions. And this in turn will help you realise your design effectively,
elements which can contribute so much to the whole, and to a project’s individuality. With the appropriate expertise, all of these qualities economically, and to everyone’s satisfaction. Partners in the same process – of designing with stone.
can be fully realised. So you can execute whatever it is that you want to achieve.

Our craftmanship
The experience and technical competence we can bring to bear
on building in natural stone will help ensure that your stonework
will be of the very highest quality – from selection to the finished
job. Continued investment in craft skills and technology has put
us at the forefront of the industry and coupled with sophisticated
project support systems, enables us to deal with projects of all
sizes and demands.

In addition to our own expertise, our extensive contacts in the


industry mean that we will also be able to point you in the right
direction for all relevant sources of impartial advice about Stancliffe Stone Company Ltd would like to thank
anything and everything to do with designing and working in the following companies for their contributions:
stone. So you can feel confident that it will be absolutely right – Aedas Architects Limited, Arrol & Snell Ltd,
exactly as you want it – down to the very last detail. Calder Peel Partnership Limited, East Cumbria
Countryside Project, Hall & Hoyle Architecture,
Paul White Photography and Stephenson Bell.
Project Helpline
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Suppliers of Natural Stone
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Considerations when designing Quarrying
Processing
with dimensional stone Lead-times
Colour
Finishes
Physical suitability
Design guidance
Sizes
CDM
Cost management
British Standards

‘Dimensional stone’ simply is a term that refers to any stone which is to be processed to specific dimensions.
This is an entirely separate process to that of aggregate quarrying. Dimensional stone needs to be treated
gently, with blasting kept to a minimum to ensure the integrity of the quarry block.

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Quarrying Lead-times/availability Design guidance
The process begins when the ‘overburden’ is removed and the Stancliffe have long recognised the importance of reliable supply Relevant British Standards include: Physical suitability
fractured rock is quarried to access the consolidated quarry block to construction projects throughout the British Isles. For this
that’s needed for dimensioned stone. Since the block should not reason we only offer stones which we quarry and process ourselves. BS 5628 Pt3: 2001 which addresses walling stone with a 10 mm Up-to-date descriptions and information on the physical suitability
be fractured in any way, there is no blasting and instead, the block joint using wall ties and covers, movement accommodation, mortar of particular stones, including test procedures and results, should
is dragged out mechanically using a ‘claw’ tool. Some of the The production planning and actual manufacture of dimensional recommendations and fixing information. always be available from the quarry – although specific projects
largest blocks need splitting into manageable sizes and this is stone makes up only one part of the total lead-time applicable to may require special testing.
achieved by drilling a series of holes and using a small quantity of any project. Research and selection, designing the stone, designing BS 8298: 1994 relates to Ashlar Cladding and covers dimensional
black powder to ‘pop’ the blocks in two. They are then removed the fixings, let alone the contractual obligations of the tendering tolerances, movement accommodation, fixing information and There are also additional sources of guidance on this subject –
to the production unit. process, can all add to a lengthening timescale. testing methods. Outline fixing details include handset masonry, the British Geological Survey, for instance, can provide a list of
and illustrate the basics of restraint and support fixings. operating quarries throughout the UK, together with petrographic
Tight construction programmes are nothing new to Stancliffe and analysis of samples and matching suitable available stones. See
we are available to advise the design team at the earliest stage BS 5642: covers all issues relating to cills and copings. For a full page 17 for contact details.
Processing of current lead-times for specific products. It is not unusual for list of relevant British Standards, see page 17.
these to change over a period of time and, providing we are actively
After selection, the block is ‘primary sawn’. This transforms an involved with the project team, we will keep the relevant project
uncut block into slices and is done either with large circular professionals fully briefed on changes and the consequent
saws that have diamond-tipped blades – cutting one slice at a implications for the scheme.
time – or with ‘frame saws’ which have a series of blades that
cut each block into slices in a single operation.

The stone slices or ‘scants’ are then sawn-to-size – for splitting


and pitching in the case of walling stone – or cut-to-size and
profile for finished masonry. For some projects, hand masonry
is required and this is done to specification.

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Selection criteria The walling textures Walling finish & size options
The key issues to consider when specifying natural stone are The inherent flexibility of Natural Stone means there are a wide Finishes available in 140 mm and 215 mm course heights.
as follows: variety of textures and finishes available, of which four of the most (See table)
beautiful and practical have been designed into the Stancliffe
Colour Finishes Architectural Masonry Range.
Pitched face 140/215 mm Split face 140 mm only
Colour varies considerably in natural stone and this is part of its A number of traditional finishes are available, as shown on
attraction. Red or buff sandstones and some of the limestones, page 15: Pitched face
for example, may vary even within one quarry – and so it becomes Historically a way of flattening stone for use in a wide range of
important to discuss the range of colour with the quarry at an – rubbed faced walling – typically fixed with 10 mm joints. buildings, the pitched face has now become the most common
early stage of the project. – pitched faced, split faced and tumbled – all types of walling finish for use in housing and commercial developments throughout
stones usually laid with a 10 mm joint. the northern half of the British Isles. Originally produced by
hand, it is now made using the latest technology at both our
However, numerous other surface finishes are available – some Locharbriggs and Grangemill facilities.
produced by machine, others hand-tooled. In some instances,
finishes are reproduced to match existing stonework or perhaps Split face
to accentuate a band course. Specifying the texture is critical and
you should always ensure that the precise description is agreed Where a less pronounced, flatter texture than pitched face is
with the quarry at the time of bill preparation. required, then split face may provide the answer. This is where
the stone is processed through a cropping machine to leave a
raw face. Because of the intrinsic nature of the sedimentary
rocks, it is common for the stone to split with either a convex or
Cottage 140/215 mm Rubbed face 140/215 mm
a concave face and this can result in some variation of the bed
width. Where this is inappropriate, further site working of the
stone should be specified.

Cottage
Local planning requirements and the increasing difficulty in
finding reliable sources of reclaimed material for sensitive
locations can make sourcing natural stone a problem. Cottage
walling from Stancliffe, can provide the ideal solution. Split
faced stone is further processed by tumbling to create a stone
which has eroded arrises, but still has sawn beds and perpends
to allow easy construction.

140 mm 215 mm All the standard formats have both


Rubbed face bed and perpend faces sawn and
This is a finely dressed walling style. Which is based on a 10mm Pitched face ✓ ✓ square. The bed dimension is a
joint rather than the 5mm which is usual for a bespoke product. nominal 100 mm and all the units
Split face ✓ ✗ are of random length. The course
tolerance is ± 5 mm, except rubbed
These blocks are finely finished to give the overall appearance Cottage ✓ ✓ face where it is 3 mm.
of the bespoke solution, but at the price and availability of
standard components. Rubbed face ✓ ✓ The stones come on timber pallets
and are shrink-wrapped.

Combinations of course heights


can give an highly effective
traditional wall.

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Unit sizes and bed heights CDM British Standards in natural stone
When looking at design, detailed consideration should be given When discussing unit sizes CDM considerations come into play. BS 8298:1994 Code of practice for design and installation BSEN 772-11:2000 Methods of test for masonry units.
to stone unit sizes, since these will vary depending on the stone Designers should be aware of the mass of the units and then of natural stone cladding and lining. Determination of water absorption of
chosen. The natural bed heights for some quarries for example appropriate measures can be adopted. Specialist fixing companies BS 5628-1:1992 Code of practice for use of masonry. aggregate concrete, manufactured stone
are limited to a maximum of 400 mm – where as in other quarries will ensure that adequate or special scaffolding and lifting Structural use of unreinforced masonry. and natural stone masonry units due to
bed highs of 1500 mm can be achieved. Once again, early discussion equipment is included in the fixing rates. BS 5642-1:1978 Sills and copings. Specification for window capillary action and the initial rate of water
with the quarry will be advantageous in ensuring that design sills of precast concrete, cast stone, absorption of clay masonry units.
requirements are realisable. clayware, slate and natural stone. BSEN 772-20:2000 Methods of test for masonry units.
BS 5642-2:1983 Sills and copings. Specification for copings Determination of flatness of faces of
Further sources of information of precast concrete, cast stone, clayware, aggregate concrete, manufactured stone
slate and natural stone. and natural stone masonry units.
Cost management Building Research Establishment
Garston, Watford WD25 9XX
BSEN 1469:2004 Natural stone products. Slabs for cladding. BSEN 12371:2001 Natural stone test methods. Determination
Requirements. of frost resistance.
Consultation with the quarry can often help in cost engineering Telephone: 01923 664 000 BS 8221-1:2000 Code of practice for cleaning and surface BSEN 12440:2001 Natural stone. Denomination criteria.
a project to fit your budget. Facsimile: 01923 664 098 repair of buildings. Cleaning of natural BSEN 771-6:2001 Specification for masonry units. Natural
www.bre.co.uk stones, brick, terracotta and concrete. stone masonry units.
Standard products BS 8221-2:2000 Code of practice for cleaning and surface BSEN 12670:2002 Natural stone. Terminology.
British Geological Survey repair of buildings. Surface repair of natural BSEN 13364:2002 Natural stone test methods. Determination
Standard stone products are available, generally consisting of Kingsley Dunham Centre stones, brick and terracotta. of the breaking load at dowel hole.
units designed for use with a 10 mm joint and a 2-3 mm unit Keyworth, Nottingham NG12 5GG BSEN 1341:2001 Slabs of natural stone for external paving. BSEN 13373:2003 Natural stone test methods. Determination
size tolerance. These can often be fixed with non-specialist Telephone: 0115 936 3100 Requirements and test methods. of geometric characteristics on units.
masonry fixings and non-specialist labour – although knowledge Facsimile: 0115 936 3200 BSEN 1342:2001 Setts of natural stone for external paving. BSEN 13755:2002 Natural stone. Test methods. Determination
of stone and its fixing is still advisable. www.thebgs.co.uk Requirements and test methods. of water absorption at atmospheric pressure.
BSEN 1343:2001 Kerbs of natural stone for external paving. BSEN 13919:2002 Natural stone test methods. Determination
We have also developed a set of standard masonry units which BSI Requirements and test methods. of resistance to ageing by SO action in the
may be used as an off the peg solution. 389 Chiswick High Road BSEN 772-4:1998 Methods of test for masonry units. presence of humidity.
London W4 4AL Determination of real and bulk density and BSEN 14066:2003 Natural stone test methods. Determination
Bespoke products Telephone: 020 8996 9000 of total and open porosity for natural stone of resistance to ageing by thermal shock.
Facsimile: 020 8996 7001 masonry units. BSEN 14147:2003 Natural stone test methods. Determination
When a standard solution is not appropriate then a bespoke
www.bsi-global.com BSEN 1052-1:1999 Methods of test for masonry. Determination of resistance to ageing by salt mist.
solution should be developed. Achieving designs where the
stone seemingly hangs in the air through to arrangements with of compressive. BSEN 14205:2003 Natural stone test methods. Determination
Stone Federation Great Britain BSEN 1052-2:1999 Methods of test for masonry. Determination of Knoop hardness.
complimentary materials, project-specific designs allow the
Channel Business Centre of flexural strength. BSEN 14231:2003 Natural stone test methods. Determination
designer to show what stone is capable of.
Ingles Manor, Castle Hill Avenue BSEN 12370:1999 Natural stone test methods. Determination of the slip resistance by means of the
Folkestone, Kent CT20 2RD of resistance to salt crystallization. pendulum tester.
The involvement of the quarrying company, alongside fixing
Telephone: 01303 856 123 BSEN 12372:1999 Natural stone test methods. Determination of BSEN 1467:2003 Natural stone. Rough blocks. Requirements.
companies and fixing manufacturers will ensure that the design
Facsimile: 01303 221 095 flexural strength under concentrated load. BSEN 1468:2003 Natural stone. Rough slabs. Requirements.
team are given the most appropriate advice. Stancliffe is delighted
Email: jane.buxey@stone-federationgb.org.uk BSEN 1925:1999 Natural stone test methods. Determination BSEN 14146:2004 Natural stone test methods.
to instigate this partnering process.
www.stone-federationgb.org.uk of water absorption coefficient by capillarity. Determination of the dynamic modulus of
BSEN 1926:1999 Natural stone test methods. Determination elasticity (by measuring the fundamental
of compressive strength. resonance frequency).
BSEN 1936:1999 Natural stone test methods. Determination BSEN 14158:2004 Natural stone test methods. Determination
of real density and apparent density and of of rupture energy.
total and open porosity. BSEN 14579:2004 Natural stone test methods. Determination
of sound speed propagation.

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Glossary of natural stone terms
Rocks Rock terms Stonework
Igneous rock rock formed by cooling and Stone portion of rock for use in construction. Apex stone top stone of a gable, spire or pediment. Parpend through stone faced on both ends.
consolidation of magma – the fluid Often loosely used as equivalent to rock.
melt of rock material. Barge projecting stone drip at the base of a Mason’s mitre apparent joint at the intersection of two
Quarry sap natural moisture in freshly quarried rock. chimneystack designed to throw off water. splayed planes or mouldings, formed by
Metamorphic rock re-crystalised rock derived from Also berge – Scotland. shaping the corner out of solid stone, so
pre-existing solid rock masses by the Cleavage plane plane along which certain rocks can that adjacent blocks can be butt jointed.
action of heat, pressure or fluids. be split readily. Also cutting way and Bedstone large, flat stone upon which a machine or
quartering way – regional. structural member is mounted Saddle joint raised joint on a weathered surface,
Slate rock derived from argillaceous or bedded. such as cornice or coping, to prevent entry
sediments or volcanic ash by Shake fracture which occurs across the of water.
metamorphism – characterised by surface of rock and breaks across the Bonder stone used to tie a skin of a wall into
cleavage planes independent of cleavage plane. the hearting. Stooling raising of a sloping surface, as on a sill, to
original stratification. provide level seating.
Seasoning process of storing stone after quarrying to Jumper stone that bonds two or more stones
Sedimentary rock rock formed by deposition – usually in reduce its moisture content and bring it to horizontally or vertically.
water – of particles of organic or a proper condition for use.
inorganic origin. Kneeler stone with sloping top and level bed in a
Clay hole hole varying from 5 mm to 25 mm gable coping designed to prevent copings
Sandstone sedimentary rock composed of sand diameter, filled with clay – a defect often from slipping.
grains naturally cemented together. found in limestone and sandstone when
breaking down large blocks. Springer kneeler at the base of a gable, or the
Gritstone sandstone with coarse and usually lowest stone of an arch.
angular grains. Sand hole hole varying from 5 mm to 25 mm
diameter, filled with sand – a defect often Pinnings series of small shallow stones introduced
Limestone sedimentary rock consisting found in sandstone when breaking down at intervals to make up the height of
predominantly of calcium carbonate. large blocks. certain courses.

Magnesian limestone limestone containing appreciable Flagstone sedimentary rock easily separated into Spur stone stone suitably shaped and fixed at the
amounts of magnesium. flat slabs. corner of a building or opening to prevent
damage to the structure from traffic. Also
Oolite sedimentary rock, usually Freestone building stone workable in any direction. pawl stone – Scotland.
limestone, characterized by small,
spherical grains. Rag hard, rubbley or coarsely shelly stone. Through stone bonder that extends through the entire
thickness of a wall.
Rubble stone of irregular shape and size.

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Construction Operations
Block in course method of wall construction providing Cement joggle V-shaped sinking – grout nick – in the side Internal mitring forming a mason’s mitre, the seen faces of
stability by the self-weight of large joint of each adjacent stone in the same which make an angle of less than 180º.
blocks of hard stone with worked beds course – after fixing, two sinkings
and hammered faces, laid in courses. together form a rectangular hole that is Piecing in cutting out a decayed or damaged section
filled with cement grout in order to prevent from stone and inserting new stone. Also
Hearting infilling of broken stone. lateral movement. indenting – Scotland.

Ashlar wallings of plain blocks of stone, Grit blasting method of cleaning or finishing Poulticing method of drawing soluble salts or stains
finely dressed and jointed to given using an abrasive in a stream of out of stone by applying an absorbent
dimensions, and laid in courses. compressed air with or without water. diatomaceous earth mixed to a paste with
Also sand blasting. water or solvent.
Rubble wall wall made of stone rubble.
Face bedding laying of stone with the bedding plane Slurrying protecting a finished surface by coating
Coursed rubble wall rubble wall laid in courses. running vertically and parallel to the face with a weak mix of lime and stone dust to
of a wall. prevent staining. The slurry is washed off
Polygonal wall rubble wall, the stone of which may be on completion of the job.
roughly worked to fit adjacent stones. Hollow bedding setting of blocks with mortar at the
ends only, the centre portion being left Kerf groove made by saw.
Random rubble wall rubble wall laid uncoursed. hollow to guard against breakage in case
of settlement.
Squared rubble wall random rubble wall constructed of
squared stone. Joint bedding laying of stone with the bedding plane
running parallel to the joint to distribute
Snecked wall square rubble wall with small stones the stress as in the voussoirs of an arch.
– snecks – introduced to make up the
bed for bonding. External mitring forming a mason’s mitre, the seen faces of
which make an angle of more than 180º.
Drystone wall stone wall constructed without mortar.
Also dry wall.

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Stone dressing
Block stone stone roughly squared at the quarry. Boasted having a finish with a comparatively Batted having a regular pattern of fluted cuts in a Dragged having all irregularities on the exposed
smooth surface produced by dressing with stone face obtained by using a batting tool surfaces of soft stone worked off by the
Boasted for carving reduced by rough dressing, usually with a boaster. Also droved – Scotland. in parallel strokes – each traversing the use of a drag. Also combed.
a point tool, to approximately the form full depth of the stone face.
required by sculptor. Boaster chisel 50 mm wide for dressing stone to a Drag tool made of plate steel, for finishing the
comparatively smooth surface. Also drover Batting tool broad-faced chisel for batting or surface of soft stone and half elliptical in
Clean back back surfaces of stone dressed to provide – Scotland. making a fine, tooled finish. Also broad shape with teeth on the straight edge. Also
a reasonable face for unseen areas. tool – deprecated. comb – deprecated.
Axed having a surface obtained by using an axe,
Rock faced having a face produced naturally. a patent axe or a bush hammer. Pitched having a surface produced by a pitching Nidged having a fine dressing made with a chisel.
tool to resemble the natural rock face. Generally applied to kerbs.
Dressed having any kind of worked finish. Picked having a dressing obtained by means of a Also pinched – Scotland.
pick or point tool. Also pecked. Vermiculated having a dressed finish taking the form of
Hammer dressed having a rough face prepared with Pitching tool tool similar to a large chisel, but with a irregularly shaped sinkings – resulting in
a hammer. Sparrow pecked having an even textured finish made flat edge in place of a sharp edge. Also winding, worm-like ridges.
by means of a pick or point tool. Also pincher – Scotland.
Rubbed having a smooth finish obtained by stugged – Scotland. Drafted margin tooled margin from 20 mm to 50 mm wide
rubbing stone with abrasives. Riven having a surface produced by splitting worked on the edge of a rough-faced stone,
Dabbed having a fine and close sparrow pecked along the cleavage planes. Also cloven. to enable it to be squared or plumbed.
Sanded having a finish obtained by rubbing or finish made with a sharp point. Also
blasting with abrasive. dabbled – Scotland. Knapped flint flint cobbles or nodules split across and Rusticated stone having a sunk, dressed margin.
used in walls with the split face showing.
Shotted having a face resulting from grinding Reeded having a textured surface consisting of a
with steel shot by means of a heavy regular series of convex ridges. Dressed slate slate having a bevelled edge as left by a For information on further natural stone terms, please
perforated steel plate used in a dressing knife or guillotine, as opposed to contact us. Contact details are provided on the back cover
polishing machine. Fluted having a surface worked into a regular a sawn edge. of this brochure.
series of concave grooves.
Honed having a dull polish or a matt surface. Polished slate slate having a finish similar to rubbed.
Furrowed having a textured surface consisting of
small flutes. Tooled having a dressed finish showing
tool marks.

Punched having a finish obtained by removing


larger irregularities by means of a
point tool.

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Suppliers of Natural Stone
At Stancliffe Stone, we are stone enthusiasts and see it as part of our business mission to promote the use of dimensional
building stone to a wider constituency of building designers. Sandstones and limestones in particular are wonderful natural
building materials that can be hugely rewarding aesthetically and also practically. Not simply beautiful, but profoundly
functional and having unrivalled longevity.

The use of dimensional building stone requires knowledge and understanding, but it richly repays the interest and effort
it requires – as so many important modern stone buildings and other structures eloquently testify. If we can assist your
working in stone with any information, advice or material help you may require, then we would be delighted to share our
expertise, our experience and our products. Please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Stancliffe Stone Company Ltd


Suppliers of Natural Stone

Stancliffe Stone Company Ltd


Grangemill, Matlock
Derbyshire DE4 4BW
Telephone: 01629 653 000
Facsimile: 01629 650 996
Email: info@stancliffe.com

Locharbriggs Sandstone
Locharbriggs, Dumfries
Dumfries & Galloway DG1 1QS
Telephone: 01387 711 511
Facsimile 01387 711 358
Email: info@locharbriggs-sandstone.co.uk

Stoke Hall Quarry


Grindleford, Hope Valley
Derbyshire S32 2HW
Telephone: 01433 630 313
Facsimile: 01433 631 353
Email: info@stokehallquarry.com

www.stancliffe.com

Stancliffe Stone Company Ltd will not under any circumstances accept liability for any variation in colour or texture between the products as described/depicted in this brochure and the stone supplied
by them. Any condition which might be implied by law to the effect that goods supplied will correspond with any description in this brochure as to their colour or texture is hereby excluded.

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