Coursed Pitched Face Building Stone – Gloucester Green

Our Gloucester Green sandstone is quarried in the Forest of Dean. It features subtle colour variations from green and blue-grey to pinkish rust tones. We crop it to fixed heights and then pitch it by hand to create the roughly chiselled edge traditionally associated with coursed building stone.

 

Coursed stone is cropped to uniform sizes, making it quicker and easier to build. The pitched face finish is created by hand by our in-house stonemasons. It is the finish traditionally associated with coursed stone and has a slightly more contemporary feel than random stone walling. 

Coursed pitched face building stone can create an effective link between older and new buildings. For instance, a contemporary extension or outbuilding conversion works well in coursed stone, where the new building needs to complement the historic rubble or random stonework of the original structure. The styles reference the provenance of each other without looking like a pastiche.

Our Forest of Dean Gloucester Green sandstone is also available in Random and Random Tumbled finishes. Our Vintage building stone combines coursed and Random stone to offer an attractive traditional building stone to suit a lower budget, and also offers a Vintage Tumbled alternative.

We’ve provided a few tips on how to build a stone wall, and if you need any advice, give us a call.

What is coursed building stone?

Coursed building stone is a uniform stone that has set heights and random lengths; it is easy to lay and has minimal wastage.

Our standard coursed building stone is supplied at 140mm  with random lengths, and a bed width of 100mm (4 inch). ‘Bed width’ is the width of your footing.

Note: If a larger bed width is required this will increase the cost per m2 of the coursed stone. For any costing please give our office a call, we will be happy to help

For specific heights please ring to discuss further.

What if I need my stone cut differently?

If you need a different bed width, finish or different coursed heights, our in-house stone cutting service can provide alternatives and we will endeavour to supply your specific requirements.

No order is too large or too small.

Building and walling materials to match

Gloucester Green sandstone from the same quarry is also available in Random and Random Tumbled finishes. Our Vintage building stone combines coursed and Random stone to offer an attractive traditional building stone to suit a lower budget, and also offers a Vintage Tumbled alternative.

We also source a range of flagstones, cobblestones, lintels and cills from responsible suppliers throughout the world, to provide our customers with a wider choice of colour, finish and prices.

Many of these can be closely matched to other stone products, or can be successfully combined with complementary ranges – for example, using lighter coloured stone for cills and coping stones. If you would like advice, examples or ideas about combining stone ranges, do give us a call – or even better, pop in to our showroom.

For natural landscaping we provide boulders and rockery stones from all of our own UK quarries. These are available in various sizes from small rockery stones to 12 tonne boulders.

Different uses for coursed building stone

Coursed building and walling stone can be used for:

  • Facing stone for new builds
  • Building restoration and renovation
  • Garden walls
  • Dwarf walls
  • Dry stone walling
  • Fireplaces
  • Chimneys
  • Gabion Baskets
  • Pillars
  • Wishing Wells
  • Feature walls
  • Retaining walls
An important note about natural stone

Whilst we have done our utmost to ensure the stone and colours displayed on our website are accurate, they are to be used as a guide only. Because stone is a natural product, texture and colour will vary from piece to piece. As we work through the quarry, seams will yield slightly different coloured and shaped stones.

The building technique, quantity, colour and type of mortar used will all impact on the the look of the finished product. Please bear this in mind when ordering stone products. For larger projects or any projects where a specific look is required, we recommend that test panels are built.

Price per Sq metre
£140.00 ex VAT
£168.00 inc VAT

Associated

Random Building Stone – Gloucester Green Sandstone

Price per bulk bag
£175.00 ex VAT
£210.00 inc VAT

Random Tumbled Building Stone – Gloucester Green Sandstone

Price per bulk bag
£195.00 ex VAT
£234.00 inc VAT

Vintage Building Stone – Gloucester Green Sandstone

Price per Sq metre
£85.00 ex VAT
£102.00 inc VAT

Vintage Tumbled Building Stone – Gloucester Green Sandstone

Price per Sq metre
£95.00 ex VAT
£114.00 inc VAT