Cotswold Stone one of the most popular products for wall building for years. Its natural colour with its subtle honey characteristics has a desirable appearance.
Smiths’ Cotswold dry walling stone is quarried in the northwest corner of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds. It has all the warmth and subtlety expected from the stone from this part of the country.
Increasingly it is being used for a variety of modern construction work. For example: building of new Cotswold styled properties, or conservation and restoration work. It is also used in new property walling, landscaping projects and exterior cladding. It can also face gabion baskets – if you are looking for a natural walling style effect for the gabion wall.
Smiths’ knowledgeable craftsmen, hand select and roughly dress all the stone before it leaves the quarry. Depending on the usage, they will supply a varying selection of stone sizes to suit each order.
The technical department at Smiths are very helpful and give advice on any relevant questions. For example; a guide to the quantity of Cotswold stone required. Is it a single or double skin wall? What is the traditional way to top the wall – known in the Cotswolds as “Cock and hens”!
Smiths now have an established list of craftsmen who specialise in building with natural stone. Landscapers can find this on the company website. The builders are listed by county, making it easy to find one local to any business.
Delivery, where practical, will be direct to the stone project, or builders are welcome to collect. The stone is often sold in Smiths branded bulk bags. These are approximately 800kgs of stone, depending on size of stone. Large ‘loose stone’ deliveries, with the Smiths tipper vehicles, are available. Nationwide delivery of the Smiths Cotswold stone is also available.
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