Woodkirk Sandstone Building Ornaments

Woodkirk Sandstone Building Ornaments
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Type: Sandstone

Color: Beige


Woodkirk Sandstone

Material Origin: United Kingdom


Woodkirk Specification
The quarry is just to the north of the point at which the A6029 crosses the M62 motorway to the south of Morley. Stone has been quarried in this area since the 18th century. This particular quarry has been worked since the 1930s.The quarry is large with a number of faces and also a number of different beds. There are plenty of reserves. The stone is used for walling and paving. The depth of the stone varies between beds but most are between 1200mm and 2400mm in blocks weighing up to 12 tonnes.
Woodkirk sandstone is from the Coal Measures of Carboniferous age. It is a fine-grained stone, grey- buff to light brown in colour but it tends to darken to a richer colour as it ages.
Expected Durability and Performance 
It is important that the results from the sodium sulphate crystallisation tests are not viewed in isolation. They should be considered with the results from the porosity and water absorption tests and the performance of the stone in existing buildings. Carboniferous Sandstones are traditionally acknowledged as generally being a very durable building and paving stone and have been used extensively in many towns and cities in the UK. Woodkirk appears to be a durable stone but its failure in the acid immersion test indicates limited resistance to acid rain or air pollution. The results of the crystallisation test indicate that it should have good resistance to salt under normal conditions but the high weight loss in an earlier harsh saturated sodium sulphate crystallisation test indicates susceptibility to salt damage (for example in coastal locations or from de-icing salts). Like most sandstones it is seems to have good frost resistance. The compressive strength of the stone is typical of the range for sandstones and is comparable with the strongest UK limestones.
The stone has a good slip resistance and the abrasion resistance for the harder stone indicates that it should be suitable for use in intensively trafficked locations.
Overall, Woodkirk should be suitable for use in most aspects of load bearing masonry, cladding and paving but should not be used in areas where it will be subjected to acidic conditions or locations with high salt concentrations.
Test Properties Result
Water Absorption 4%
Flexural Strength 10.66 MPa
Freeze/Thaw Freeze thaw test indicates that failure because of frost action is unlikely
Unpolished Slip Resistance 82 (dry)
Compressive Strength 54 N/mm2
Apparent Density 2460 Kg/m3
Please note that sandstone is a natural product and all results are indicative and subject to variation
Description A Carboniferous Sandstone, fine grained and very durable with good weathering properties
Colour Grey/Buff when newly quarried, weathers into buff/brown

Dunedin Stone

United Kingdom-Scotland-Edinburgh

Business Type: Natural Stone

Establishment Date:Dec 31,1989

No. of Total Employees:5 ~ 50

Main Products:Sandstone, Limestone, Masonry, Building Ornaments

Contact Person:Dunedin Stone

Phone:44-1875 613075

Fax:44-1875 615236

Addr:3 Lower London Road Edinburgh EH7 5TL Scotland UK

Website:Supplier Website

Dunedin Stone was formed in 1990 with the vision of supplying Natural Stone for both commercial and residential developments.
We are passionate about Stone and consider your project as our own. Therefore early consultation regarding every detail is paramount to achieving a smooth production run of your order.
Our factory and stock yard are situated at Macmerry Industrial Estate directly on the main A1 Edinburgh London trunk road in East Lothian.  This location allows easy access to all the major road networks throughout Scotland and the UK.
We welcome Architects, specifiers and clients to our factory to choose from our considerable range of Natural Sandstone.  We mainly source our stone from various quarries throughout the UK but on occasions have sourced stone from all over the world to meet our clients individual requirements.
Whether only a few steps, cills or quoins for a local builder, a complete new build project to the restoration of historic buildings all our customers are valued equally.
Our highly skilled team of Masons have many years experience in the hand dressing of stone, Broaching and Droving to Moulded Cornice work, Ballusters, Lettering and intricate Carving.  All are produced in our purpose built factory


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