Our coursed pitched face buff sandstone is sourced from a British quarry. Cropped to fixed heights, coursed building stone makes for an easier and faster build. This pitched face is hand-dressed to give a textured finish with traditional character.
Our buff sandstone coursed building and walling stone comes in three finishes – split face, pitched faced and tumbled. This is a neutral building stone that is particularly popular for new builds in parts of the UK where the local stone is of a bright and warm cream/buff colour, for instance the Cotswolds and surrounding areas.
Pitched face is historically the most common finish for coursed stone. The finish is achieved when the stone mason chisels a margin back from the front of the stone to leave a mushroom effect.
Coursed building stone has a more contemporary look than traditional rubble stone. It makes it a good choice for an extension or outbuildings where the new building needs to complement the historic stonework of the original structure.
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 in a height of 140mm with random lengths, and a bed width of 100mm (4 inch). ‘Bed width’ is the width of your footing.
Building and walling materials to match
For the building and walling stone that we lift from our own quarries (BMQ grey-green sandstone, Callow red sandstone, De Lank silver-grey granite) we offer matching ranges of flagstones, cobbles and paving, lintels and cills, steps and edging, wall coping and pier caps. All of these are available in standard sizes, or can be bespoke cut to your spec.
To offer the widest choice of colours, finishes and prices we also source stone from other UK quarries or from responsible suppliers around the world.
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, with a choice of BMQ grey-green sandstone, Callow red sandstone, and Cornish silver-grey granite. These are available in various sizes from small rockery stones to 12 tonne boulders.
Different uses for coursed building stone
Here are a few applications for coursed building and walling stone:
- Facing stone for new builds
- Building restoration and renovation
- Garden walls
- 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.
We’ve provided a few tips on how to build a stone wall, and if you need any advice, give us a call.