Lazonby Sandstone

Lazonby 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 in the sunlight. Its hard wearing and  consistent texture make it ideal for Walling, Cladding and Paving.
Lazonby Quarry is situated 3 miles north of Penrith, Although the quarry was dormant for many years Lazonby Sandstone has been used in many high profile projects throughout it’s history. The quarry was re-opened in 2006 and is now providing an excellent high quality raw material with reserves available for many years to come.

Lazonby Datasheet Feb 2016

Technical Data For Lazonby Sandstone

Density kg/m³ 2350 kg/m³ Flexural Strength 3.9 MPA
Water Absorption % 2.03% wet Slip Resistance (wet) Not Determined
Compressive Strength 84 MPA Salt Crystallisation Not Determined
Porosity % 9.5% Saturated Coefficient 0.58%
Abrasion Resistance Not Determined Slip Resistance (dry) Not Determined

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.