Natural Stone

Natural Walling Stone

One of the great traditional charms in UK construction lies in the use of local stone as a construction material. At All Brick and Stone we supply a range of natural walling stone differing in texture, colour, shading and weathering. Beautiful tones mellow naturally over time to create a natural warmth to many idyllic country houses and architectural buildings.

Natural stone is quarried from the earth in all regions of the UK and then either sawn, split, dressed, tooled or tumbled to create the required finish. It has a thermal mass that naturally insulates, helping homeowners to save energy that would otherwise be required to heat or cool a house.

All Brick & Stone have a wealth of experience working closely with architects, contractors, developers and self-build clients alike supplying natural stone for restoration, conservation and newbuild projects. We source all of our stone products through a number of carefully selected, reliable and audited partners.

 

Natural Architectural Masonry Stone

The natural Oolitic limestone used to produce our architectural masonry is quarried from the earth and dates to the Jurassic period. This stone is more commonly known as Bath Stone and not only brings warmth and intrigue to buildings, it has been used in England to construct much of the City of Bath.

Stone is hand worked by a stone mason to produce various architectural elements from crafted dressings to detailing which is recognised within architectural heritage. We provide a completely bespoke service and work to your design requirements, whether matching to existing architecture in your area or producing a unique, contemporary effect.

Natural stone is not only versatile and durable, it is unique and can set buildings apart from others due to its ever popular characterful appearance. It is a firm favourite for builds all over the country – there really is no substitute for the real thing! It is also environmentally friendly due to the lack of energy required in production, as well as providing a long term investment for homeowners.

 

Here at All Brick & Stone we offer an extensive range of architectural masonry products, some of which are included below:

Ashlar
A rectangular block of stone used for building purposes – used in construction work to provide a façade material.
Pier caps, balls and finials
Pier caps are the stones that cap piers and also gate pillars. A pier cap can be used on its own, or sit underneath a ball, finial or other feature.
Label moulds, tracery, pediments and columns
Architectural masonry features that create an entrance to a property and embellish the exterior.
Hand carved name plaques and date stones
Stone signs are great for displaying engraved house names, house numbers, or even for use outside pubs and other businesses.
Copings and quoins
Quoin stones form the corner of a building and can be both structural and used for visual effect. They often create a feeling of strength and add aesthetic visual effect to a building.
Headers and cills
These are bespoke cut stone made specifically to provide detailing for windows and doors.
Plinth and string courses
Plinth courses run around the base of a building and string courses at any other point on the walls.
Mullion window surrounds and door surrounds
Mullions are a structural element which divide two or more adjacent windows. Door surrounds provide a detail to match stone on other areas of your project.
Bay window and bay cills
Add the perfect finishing touch to your project with a cast stone window sill
Balustrades
 An ornamental protective wall or railing most commonly found at the edge of balconies, terraces, stairs and bridges.