Elswick Sandstone

A dense and hard wearing grey sandstone, Elswick sandstone is an ideal choice for external paving thanks to its durability. Originally quarried in the shadow of St James’ Park in Newcastle, Elswick sandstone has a distinctive black coal fleck through its face.
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***CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE*** Elswick sandstone is quarried near Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in Northumberland, and is a durable stone that is popular for a variety of uses. It is regularly used for paving and other external applications thanks to its hard wearing nature, and can be seen on projects of all sizes across the UK. Elswick sandstone is consistent in colour and grain, making it ideal for projects where a large range of variations may not be acceptable.

Elswick 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 Elswick 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 Elswick Sandstone

Compressive StrengthNPD
Water Absorbtion3.2g/m2/sec2
Durability (Freeze Thaw)NPD
Flexural Strength11 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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