Lazonby Sandstone

One of our most popular red sandstones, Lazonby sandstone is quarried just outside of Penrith, Cumbria. Lazonby sandstone is exceptionally hard wearing and durable, and is a popular choice for walling, paving and bespoke features thanks to its durability.
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Lazonby Quarry is situated three 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.

Lazonby Sandstone Typical Variations

The top six samples shown on the above variation photo show a rubbed/ashlar finish. The bottom left sample shows a sandblasted finish. The bottom centre sample shows a pitched/rock faced walling finish. The variations shown in the above sample panel are indicitive of the different variations commonly found in Lazonby Sandstone. As sandstone is a natural product it is not possible to guarantee the inclusion or exclusion of any natural variations within newly cut sandstone units.

Technical Data* for Lazonby Sandstone

Compressive Strength116.8 MPA
Water Absorbtion28g/m2/sec2
Durability (Freeze Thaw)6.4 MPA
Flexural Strength5.8 MPA
Breaking Load at Dowel HoleNPD
Slip Resistance (Dry)104
Slip Resistance (Wet)85
Abrasion ResistanceNPD
Vapour Permeability40 (Dry) 30 (Wet)
Reaction to FireEuroclass 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 sheet are not to be taken as a structural recommendation in any case.

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Cumbrian Stone Ltd

Montal Place

Gilwilly Industrial Estate

Penrith, Cumbria

CA11 9FE

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