Scotch Buff Sandstone

Scotch Buff sandstone is quarried at Scotch Corner near Richmond, North Yorkshire. Scotch Buff sandstone is a popular choice for large developments thanks to its warm buff colour. This stone showcases darker spots and linear markings that add to its overall appearance.
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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. Scotch Buff sandstone has been quarried since the early 1900’s, and 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.

Scotch Buff 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 Scotch Buff 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 Scotch Buff Sandstone

Compressive Strength58 MPA
Water Absorbtion5.7%
Durability (Freeze Thaw)Pass
Flexural Strength3.2 MPA
Breaking Load at Dowel Hole1.7 KN
Slip Resistance (Dry)NPD
Slip Resistance (Wet)NPD
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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