Longridge Sandstone

A durable and hard wearing buff sandstone, Longridge sandstone is one of the most popular buff sandstones that we supply. Quarried near Preston in Lancashire, Longridge sandstone features a unique orange swirl through the buff stone that helps add character to any project.
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Longridge sandstone (also known as Lower Pendle sandstone) is a hard-wearing medium to coarse grained millstone grit. It is generally light buff in colour with swirls of golden brown / orange giving it a distinct and varied natural appearance. Oxidisation can sometimes occur on the face of the stone causing a dark discolouration.

Longridge 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 Longridge 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 Longridge Sandstone

Compressive Strength84 MPA
Water Absorbtion39.5g/m2/sec2
Durability (Freeze Thaw)Pass
Flexural Strength5.8 MPA
Breaking Load at Dowel HoleNPD
Slip Resistance (Dry)100
Slip Resistance (Wet)88
Abrasion ResistanceNPD
Vapour PermeabilityNPD
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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Penrith, Cumbria

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