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NATURAL STONE ARCHES

Door and window heads in stonework can be classed as beams, lintel or arches and are not always an obvious feature because they are integral to the stone detail. Their function is the same though: to provide support for the masonry above by transferring the loads.

Our natural stone arches can be used as stand-alone arches or part of the overall opening detail. We will create CAD drawings to show the individual stones of the arch, but once built with 3 mm joints of matching lime mortar the arch may appear as homogeneous stonework.

ARCHES FOR TRADITIONAL CONSTRUCTION METHODS
Lambs traditional natural stone arches are cut and delivered to be jointed on site using a mortar binder. The voussoirs (arch units) are carefully numbered to correspond with our full size drawing. These arches are load bearing and if the proportions are right the width can be increased without loss of load bearing capability.

An alternative is to use a stone beam or lintel: a horizontal block that spans an opening which can be decorative. With Sussex Sandstone we use a Fine Grade to achieve the structural strength.
ARCH DESIGN
Our arches are all made to specification, and our arch design service includes a site visit, sketch layouts and working CAD drawings.
MASONRY STONES SUITABLE FOR ARCHES
Our stone masons can craft an arch from our Wealden Sussex Sandstone, as well as Port Regent limestone, which can be used to replace Portland Stone, and Port Lime, which emulates Bath Stone.
Arches Configurator

Use our configurator to choose a style and start a discussion with one of our designers

1. Select material
Sussex Sandstone
Port Lime
Fine Grade Sandstone
Handmade
Red Rubber
Cut Face
Red Rubber
2. Select Arch Type
3 Course Flat Gauged
4 Course Flat Gauged
3 Course Segmental Gauged
4 Course Segmental Gauged
3 Course Three Centred Gauged
4 Course Three Centred Gauged
3 Course Semi-circular Gauged
4 Course Semi-circular Gauged
3 Course Bullseye Gauged
4 Course Bullseye Gauged
3 Course Gothic Gauged
4 Course Gothic Gauged
3 Course Venetian or Queen Anne Gauged
4 Course Venetian or Queen Anne Gauged
3. Enter Your Measurements
Topspan mm
Clearspan mm
Face mm
Rise mm
Skew
Joints mm
Soffit mm
4. Select construction
5. Contact details
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