There is a great diversity of stone in France, and the country is renowned for its heritage in stone and stonework. The technical characteristics and aesthetics determine a stone’s use as either masonry, decoration, indoor or outdoor stone. Today, this industry represents around 500… Continue Reading “French limestone, sandstone and granite – exploring the ornamental stone quarries of France”
Finding the appropriate material can be a daunting task if you don’t know what you are looking for. During my career as a stone mason I have met customers, craftmen, and sometimes architects who were wondering which stone to use outdoors in the UK.… Continue Reading “How do you know if a stone is frost resistant and where to use it on a building?”
What I want to explain to entrepreneurs and architects is the common history between England and Northern France. Our biggest mining districts(Bath and Portland stone)have been quarried for hundreds of years. Every year quarries are closing down and to find the best alternative to carry on the restoration of our monuments we need to use more stones from the other side of the Channel.