Blaxter Sandstone

A warm, clean buff sandstone, Blaxter sandstone is regularly used for carving bespoke features thanks to its regular consistency. Quarried near Otterburn in Northumberland, Blaxter sandstone is a popular choice where a plainer, less varied natural stone is desired.
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Situated near Otterburn in Northumberland, Blaxter quarry has been active for over 100 years with large reserves. Historically used in the construction of the Scottish and Newcastle Breweries head office in Holyrood Road.

Due to the quality and durability of the quarried block, Cumbrian Stone’s Blaxter Sandstone products can now be found on projects across all areas of the UK.

Blaxter Sandstone Typical Variations

The top six samples shown on the above variation photo show a rubbed/ashlar finish. The bottom left sample shows a sandblasted finish. The bottom centre sample shows a pitched/rock faced walling finish. The variations shown in the above sample panel are indicitive of the different variations commonly found in Blaxter Sandstone. As sandstone is a natural product it is not possible to guarantee the inclusion or exclusion of any natural variations within newly cut sandstone units.

Technical Data* for Blaxter Sandstone

Density2143kg/m3
Compressive Strength36 MPA
Water Absorbtion98.2g/m2/sec2
Porosity18.63%
Durability (Freeze Thaw)84 MPA
Flexural Strength3.8 MPA
Breaking Load at Dowel HoleNPD
Slip Resistance (Dry)NPD
Slip Resistance (Wet)NPD
Abrasion ResistanceNPD
Vapour PermeabilityNPD
Reaction to FireEuroclass A1

*Please note that as natural stone is a natural product there can be variations in the composition of the stone that would result in these test results varying across the raw material. These results are an average taken from the testing of multiple samples taken from several quarried blocks. Cumbrian Stone would always recommend consulting a structural engineer to establish the minimum required properties where natural stone is being used for structural purposes, and the results contained on this sheet are not to be taken as a structural recommendation in any case.

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