Stone Origin:

Northumberland Sandstone

Typical Aesthetics:

Light white to cream

Typical Texture

Fine grained

Description:

Hazeldean sandstone is quarried near Alnwick in Northumberland, England. Hazeldean Sandstone is both visually and geologically a good match for the no longer available Craigleith Sandstone of Edinburgh.

Typical / Ideal Usage

Hazeldean is a Lower Carboniferous fine grained white to cream Sandstone with natural variations. It is perfect for all Architectural Masonry building Applications including paving. Its Colour, Strength and Texture make it a very suitable match for the historic building stones of Edinburgh and Glasgow.

  • Fine Grained.
  • Produces good Freestone.
  • Works perfectly for carving
  • An excellent match for Edinburgh’s renowned Craigleith Sandstone.
Predominant Colour:

Light White to Cream

Texture:

Fine Grained

Compressive Strength:

101 N/mm²

Flexural Strength:

5.0

Saturation Co-efficient:

0.73

Acid Immersion:

Passed 

Bulk Density:

2240KG/m³

Block Size:

Available up to 3m long x 1m high

Porosity:

14.9%

Absorption:

3.9%

Geological Type:

Lower Carboniferous