Material of the Month – To celebrate our stone CPD series- Dunhouse Blue
Why it’s inspired us…
Quarried in Lancashire Dunhouse Blue is a very fine grained blue/grey sandstone with high strength and low porosity. It is a natural sandstone with 90% silica content.
It is excellent for paving and steps in exposed areas, the stone can carry a highly polished finish.
Why we’d like it to inspire you…
Did you know that Sandstone could be blue/ grey?
It was used for the spitters for the restoration of the Great Hall Stirling Castle as these stones are exposed to the weather and are designed carry rainwater without a lead flashing to protect them.
Do you have any suggestions for another MATERIAL OF THE MONTH for Material Considerations: a Library of Sustainable Building Materials?
Or even another material? Please let us know!