Scotch Buff is a Medium grained Carboniferous Westphalian sandstone, Generally Buff in colour with occasional brown bed lines and speckles. Darker buff to almost light orange patches also appear within the stone.
Quarried at Gatherley Moor Quarry at Gilling West near Scotch Corner. This stone has been quarried since the early 1900’s, The location of the quarry has provided excellent routes to all areas of the UK giving rise to extensive usage in all areas of the country.
Technical Data for Scotch Buff Sandstone
|Density kg/m³||2120 kg/m³||Flexural Strength||3.2 MPA|
|Water Absorption %||5.7%||Slip Resistance (wet)||Not Determined|
|Compressive Strength||58 MPA||Salt Crystallisation||Not Determined|
|Porosity %||19.8%||Saturated Coefficient||0.6 mean weight loss|
|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.