Exemplar oolitic limestone was formed in England during the Jurassic period over 165 million years ago and forms the Cotswold Hills, the Isle of Portland, with its famous Portland Stone, and part of the North Yorkshire Moors. Quarried since the Roman times, this natural stone is responsible for the outstanding architectural beauty found in many Cotswold villages and cities, including the World Heritage City of Bath.

OUTSTANDING ARCHITECTURAL BEAUTY

Natural Limestone

The natural limestone used in many of our products is quarried from our own Oxleaze and Grange Hill Quarries. Within each quarry, the stone varies in colour according to the seam, with colours ranging from buff, cream and grey tones

Stone matching

We offer an excellent stone matching service, with stone sourced direct from our own quarries or from our extensive stock of new and reclaimed stone held in our yard. We guarantee a match or blend which, under guidance from our experienced staff, enables clients to specify their own mix

Working with limestone

We strongly recommend that a suitable lime mortar is used with our limestone building products to protect the masonry and allow for movement and thermal expansion. We do not accept liability for any problems that result from using incorrect mortar. See our Guide for further information

Caring for your limestone

In general, limestone is a very durable building material as long as its fixed correctly and given proper care and attention. 

The natural limestone used in many of our products is quarried from our own Oxleaze and Grange Hill Quarries. Within each quarry, the stone varies in colour according to the seam, with colours ranging from buff, cream and grey tones

We offer an excellent stone matching service, with stone sourced direct from our own quarries or from our extensive stock of new and reclaimed stone held in our yard. We guarantee a match or blend which, under guidance from our experienced staff, enables clients to specify their own mix

We strongly recommend that a suitable lime mortar is used with our limestone building products to protect the masonry and allow for movement and thermal expansion. We do not accept liability for any problems that result from using incorrect mortar. See our Guide for further information

In general, limestone is a very durable building material as long as its fixed correctly and given proper care and attention.