Elswick Sandstone is a fine to medium grained, versatile stone suitable for most applications. The stone is a medium grey with dark linear markings through its face, and due to its hard-wearing nature it is predominantly used for external applications including ashlar, paving and carved features.

Quarry Location

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.

Natural Variations

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Technical Data For Elswick Sandstone

Density – 2390kg/m3

Compressive Strength – NPD

Water Absorption – 3.2g/m2/sec2

Porosity – 9.30%

Durability (Freeze Thaw) – NPD

Flexural Strength – 11 MPA

Breaking Load at Dowel Hole – NPD

Slip Resistance (Dry) – NPD

Slip Resistance (Wet) – NPD

Abrasion Resistance – NPD

Vapour Permeability – NPD

Reaction to Fire – Euroclass 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 website are not to be taken as a structural recommendation in any case.

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