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Material Sheet
Decorative Aggregate

Cumbrian Red Stone

What is it used for

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Construction

Ideal for building walls, facades, and other structural elements due to its strength and durability.


Landscaping

Used for creating decorative borders, garden paths, and retaining walls, offering a natural and rustic look.


Paving

Commonly used for paving driveways, patios, and walkways, providing a durable and attractive surface.

Brick Wall

Dimensions

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Size Range: Typically 20 mm to 40 mm for aggregates; larger blocks available for construction.


Volume: Usually sold in bulk bags (approximately 0.6 m³) or smaller bags (25 kg).


Weight (Bulk Bag): Approximately 850 kg.


Weight (25 kg Bag): Approximately 25 kg.

What it’s Made From

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Natural Sandstone

The primary material, sourced from quarries in Cumbria, known for its strength and distinctive red color.


Water

Used during processing to clean and shape the stone.


Aggregates

Smaller pieces and crushed materials that add to the texture and variety of applications.


Colorants

Natural pigments inherent in the sandstone that provide its characteristic red hue.

Variations

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Cumbrian Red Sandstone Blocks

Description: Large blocks of sandstone, ideal for construction.

Applications: Building facades, walls, and structural elements.


Cumbrian Red Sandstone Paving

Description: Flat slabs of sandstone, used for paving.

Applications: Driveways, patios, and walkways.


Cumbrian Red Sandstone Aggregates

Description: Crushed sandstone used for decorative purposes.

Applications: Garden borders, pathways, and ground cover.

Installation

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Tools Required

Shovel | Rake | Wheelbarrow | Tamper


Materials Required

Cumbrian red stone | Mortar mix | Water | Edging materials (optional)


Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Preparation: Clear the area and level the ground. Lay down landscape fabric to prevent weed growth.

  2. Edging: Install edging materials if desired to keep the stone contained.

  3. Spreading Stone: Use a wheelbarrow to transport the stone to the site. Spread it evenly with a shovel.

  4. Leveling: Rake the stone to achieve a uniform layer.

  5. Tamping: Use a tamper to compact the stone, ensuring a stable surface.

  6. Finishing Touches: Check for any uneven areas and adjust as necessary. Add more stone if needed for the desired depth.

Technical Specification

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Size Range: 20 mm to 40 mm for aggregates; larger blocks for construction.


Bulk Density: 2.2 - 2.4 tonnes/m³.


Color: Rich red.


Durability: High resistance to weathering and wear.


Water Absorption: Low to moderate.

Certification

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BS EN 771-1: Specification for masonry units – Part 1: Clay masonry units.

Purchasing Quantities

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Single Units

Ideal for small projects, repairs, or when only a few bags are needed.


Bulk Bags

Typically sold in bulk, with each bag containing around 0.6 m³. This option is suitable for medium to large construction and landscaping projects.


Small Bags

Often sold in 25 kg bags, suitable for minor projects or additions to existing landscapes.

Environmental Impact

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Sustainability Considerations

Sourced from natural quarries, with environmental impact depending on mining practices and transportation.


Eco-friendly Alternatives

Recycled sandstone and locally sourced materials can reduce the carbon footprint.


Waste Reduction

Long-lasting material that requires minimal replacement, contributing to waste reduction.


Energy Efficiency

Low energy required for installation and maintenance compared to other construction materials.

Suppliers

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