Lazonby Red Sandstone is a medium grained sandstone from the Permian age. It is light pink in colour with a high Quartz content giving it a distinct sparkle when viewed in bright conditions. Lazonby Sandstone is hard wearing and has a consistent texture make it ideal for a wide variety of uses.

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Quarry Location

Lazonby Quarry is situated 3 miles north of Penrith, Cumbria. Historically the quarry has been widely used on several high-profile projects both locally and nationally before eventually becoming dormant. Lazonby Quarry was reopened in 2006 due to an increasing demand for the supply of a hard wearing, high quality Cumbrian red sandstone, and it now produces an excellent quality raw material for processing at our production facilities in Penrith. Due to the quality and durability of the quarried block, Cumbrian Stone’s Lazonby Sandstone products can now be found on projects across all areas of the UK.

Natural Variations

Technical Data For Lazonby Sandstone

Density – 2360kg/m3

Compressive Strength – 116.8 MPA

Water Absorption – 28g/m2/sec2

Porosity – 11.00%

Durability (Freeze Thaw) – Pass

Flexural Strength – 6.3 MPA

Breaking Load at Dowel Hole – NPD

Slip Resistance (Dry) – 104

Slip Resistance (Wet) – 85

Abrasion Resistance – NPD

Vapour Permeability – 40 (Dry) 30 (Wet)

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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