Locharbriggs SandstoneOne of the best known red sandstones we supply, Locharbriggs sandstone has been used on high profile projects all over the UK. Quarried in Dumfries and Galloway, Locharbriggs sandstone has a distinctive black marking through its rich red appearance. Get In TouchSee Our Full Range
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.
Locharbriggs 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 Locharbriggs 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 Locharbriggs Sandstone
|Compressive Strength||67.5 MPA|
|Durability (Freeze Thaw)||4.8 MPA|
|Flexural Strength||5.0 MPA|
|Breaking Load at Dowel Hole||NPD|
|Slip Resistance (Dry)||109|
|Slip Resistance (Wet)||94|
|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 sheet are not to be taken as a structural recommendation in any case.
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