Our particular little corner of Dorset is home to a stunning diversity of local Building Stone Colours and Types.
If one travels a mile or two out from our location you move from the very distinctive Shaftesbury Greenstone, to either the soft straw or pine tones of Chilmark and Marnhull or the more crystalline looking greys of Forest Marble, or even the stronger red tones of the stone beds in the Wincanton and Castle Cary areas.
We sell our building stone according to two fundamental criteria.
Building stone particularly the large pieces, or Quoin Stones which have been worked or cut to provide flat or square faces, we sell by the square metre...these stones tend to be used for the corners of structures, the reveals around doorways and windows, or as feature stones within an otherwise more rustic looking wall.
The other major alternative is random building stone. This is not completely random, or it would only be suitable for rockeries etc, but will always have at least one relatively flat and even face which has occurred naturally rather than being worked. We sell this by the ton, and in general 1 ton of random stone will be sufficient for 2.5 to 3 square metres of finished walling.
200 Year Old Greenstone Quoins (SR799)
Approx 15m2 of reclaimed 200 year old greenstone quoins
Price: £110 m2
Antique Stone Doorstep (SR778)
Blue Lias Flagstones (SR728)
Large quantity of 300 year old blue lias flagstone - 60-70 m2 available
Price: £95 per square metre
We have taken into stock a quantity of local Forest Marble Building Stone.
This really is premium quality reclaimed building stone, having a lovely weathered face of regular rectangular shape in random sizes. This stone has been carefuly removed from the building one piece at a time by hand and is available for sale by the ton, (1 ton should be sufficient for between 3 and 3.5 square metres of finished walling dependant on the thickness of the joints/pointing). There is in excess of 10 tons available.
Priced at £150 plus vat per ton
Large quantities of reclaimed old faced building stone e.g. Chilmark, Merestone, Marnhull, Forest Marble, and Greenstone.
Stock always carried and constantly changing.