When ordering natural stone, it is important to make sure that the sizes provided are accurate and presented in the correct sequence in order to avoid mistakes in the manufacturing process.
To enable Cumbrian Stone to begin cutting your stone we need three key sizes.
Length – The length of a stone is normally the size across the front of the stone unit you require. This should be taken at the longest point of the stone and should be provided in
Width/Depth – The width/depth of a stone is normally the size from front to back of the stone unit you require. This should be taken at the widest point of the stone and should be provided in millimetres (mm).
Height – The height of a stone is normally the size from top to bottom of the stone unit you require. This should be taken at the tallest point of the stone and should be provided in millimetres (mm).Completing a Cutting Schedule
Once you have measured the length, width and height of the stone you require you can start to create a cutting schedule. Your cutting schedule will be used to produce the details that your stone will be manufactured from, and this should always be presented as follows:
This schedule would produce a stone as follows:
Based on the order of the sizes provided, this stone would be cut so that the natural beds in this stone would run horizontally from left to right. As this stone is to be used as a window head it will be supporting weight above it, so this is the strongest option. If the bed joints ran vertically then this could cause the head to break when pressure is applied as follows:
Adding Details to a Cutting Sheet
Once you have established the size of stone you require and have taken the three key measurements that allow your sawn block to be produced, you need to provide details of any dressing required to finish the required stone. The sizes and details you need to provide will vary depending on the stone components you require. The products section of this guide gives detailed guidance on the sizes required for specific components, however as a general rule the more detail you can provide the better.
Dressing details for stone components are normally shown through drawings or sketches showing three different viewpoints of the stone component as follows:
Top/Plan View – The top or plan view is the viewpoint above the stone looking down
onto the top face.
Front View/Elevation – The front view or elevation shows the front face of the stone.
Section View – The section view shows a slice through the stone from front to back
giving a side view of the stone.
The required sizes for the style of cill shown in the above drawings are as follows:
Once all these details have been put together Cumbrian Stone will be able to produce an accurate quotation and manufacture your stone components to the sizes and profiles you require. If you are unsure as to any details or sizes you require then just let us know and we may be able to assist you in completing your design.