Stanton Moor Sandstone

One of the best known buff sandstones that we produce, Stanton Moor sandstone is quarried near Matlock in Derbyshire. Stanton Moor sandstone regularly features on large commercial projects all over the UK thanks to its reputation as a high quality buff sandstone.
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Stanton Moor sandstone is a fine to medium grained buff sandstone with variations ranging from pink inclusions and beds through to brown veining. The variations within the stone have proven to be popular on large scale developments, and Stanton Moor sandstone can be found on projects all over the UK.

Stanton Moor 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 Stanton Moor 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 Stanton Moor Sandstone

Compressive StrengthNPD
Water Absorbtion5.4%
Durability (Freeze Thaw)Pass
Flexural Strength6.6 MPA
Breaking Load at Dowel HoleNPD
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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