Locharbriggs Sandstone is a medium grained Permian sandstone with subtle bedding plains throughout. It is a rich red colour with linear black banding. This gives Locharbriggs its distinctive appearance, making it a popular choice for projects all over the UK.

Quarry Location

Locharbriggs quarry is located on the outskirts of Dumfries in South West Scotland. The quarry has been in operation since 1890, and Locharbriggs sandstone can be found on projects up and down the UK. Locharbriggs sandstone features heavily in southern Scotland, and its versatile nature has made it a popular choice for both new build and restoration projects.

Natural Variations

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Technical Data For Locharbriggs Sandstone

Density – 2000kg/m3

Compressive Strength – 67.5 MPA

Water Absorption – 131g/m2/sec2

Porosity – 24.30%

Durability (Freeze Thaw) – Pass

Flexural Strength – 5.0 MPA

Breaking Load at Dowel Hole – NPD

Slip Resistance (Dry) – 109

Slip Resistance (Wet) – 94

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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