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Wealden Sussex Sandstone

Wealden Natural Fine Grade Sandstone Sawn for masonry (NFG)

This fine-grained British sandstone has been used for centuries to construct public and private buildings, particularly in the South East of England. Quarried by Lambs in Sussex, the warm honey-coloured tones of this natural stone weather to distinguished silvery autumnal shades.

With its fine sedimentary striations it can be used to form masonry, architectural embellishments and is exceedingly hard wearing.

Product Code: NFG
Type: Honey coloured withe fine striations Sawn
Wealden Natural Fine Grade Sandstone Sawn for masonry (NFG)

Availability

As sawn two sides, sawn six sides or as finished masonry.

Maximum Sizes (metres)

Height on bedLengthWidth
Quarried0.6-0.92.51.5
Sawn Six Sides0.6-0.91.00.5
Blocks1.02.51.5


Specifications

GeologyCarboniferous silica. Fine to medium grained particles with Glauconite, all cemented into a firm sandstone
ColourBuff with some green/grey colours and strata
TextureVery fine unique stone that is easy to carve with distinctive fine features and makes good split face walling
Crushing StrengthAir dried - 540kgf/cm2
WeightWater saturated 2224kg/m3
Acid immersion testpassed
Porosity (%volume)14.7%
Saturation coefficient0.56


Recommended Uses

Arches
Carving & sculpture
Chimneys
Columns
Copings & pier caps
Cornices
Dry stone walling
Fireplaces
Garden features
Load-bearing walls
Non-load-bearing cladding & facing
Porticos and porches
Quoins
Retaining walls & batters
Steps
Thresholds, cills and lintels


Technical advice

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