Material of the Month – to celebrate our stone CPD series it’s Dunhouse Blue

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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!

Thanks!

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