Building Stone

Building Stone

Securing stone supply for repair, maintenance and new build

Stone has been used as a building material for many hundreds of years and a continued supply of suitable material is equally important in both restoration works and new development in sensitive areas. In order to ensure compatibility with the existing buildings it is often essential to secure stone from either the original source or a closely similar source.

Building stone quarries are often relatively small-scale and have limited impacts when compared to larger aggregates sites. The potentially intermittent or low rate of working at many sites is often reflected in the long duration of planning permissions, which require a flexible approach to ensure the continued success and profitability of the operations. We have a broad experience in locating specific stone types for Clients throughout the UK and our services include:

  • Undertaking geological studies, using published information to locate former quarries which may be re-opened or to identify potential areas of search for new reserves.
  • The design, implementation and interpretation of geological investigations, including the testing of samples to determine their suitability for building projects.
  • The preparation and submission of planning applications to extend existing quarries, to re-open dormant sites or to develop new, greenfield sites.
  • The variation of existing permissions to reflect modern working practices, including the Review of Old Mineral Permissions (ROMPs) and applications for ancillary developments, including stone sawing facilities, stocking areas, showrooms etc.