Why choose natural stone?
At Building Stone we are enthusiastic about promoting and supplying natural stone, and we respect the invaluable historical contribution that it has made to architecture. We take a traditional, naturally occurring material, and help to introduce and develop its use in today’s modern built environment.
Natural stone will grow and change with you – it is timeless. Look around the major cities and countryside – which buildings stand out? No contest is there?
Weathering gives a unique character – it often looks completely different when wet or dry, it will weather and change as we all will over time. This gives it an endearing character compared to many other alternative building materials.
The ideal principle of sustainability is to create beautiful, striking and practical buildings we will want to live and work in. These designs and the appearance of today’s built-up environment therefore have an important role to play. Sustainability is central to our business – we always consider the environmental, social and economic impacts of using the stone we source and supply, and we have made the decision to solely concentrate on British natural stone. As the majority of the stone comes from our own local quarries we are able to minimise the amount of miles the stone has to be transported.
Natural stone – the most sustainable building material available
Natural stone is the only material which history has proved can create attractive long-lasting places which, in every sense, stand the test of time. Well-designed and constructed natural stone buildings are timeless, ageless, beautiful, and highly cost effective on a natural life cycle basis, both financially and, more importantly in today’s world, environmentally.
We all look in wonder when seeing the pyramids, the Acropolis in Athens and our own Stonehenge. These creations use natural stone and have stood the test of time. Why not create your own small bit of history using natural stone?
International sales of natural stone
Over recent years the popularity of our products have meant that Building Stone has sent products to Malaysia, Hong Kong, China, Spain, Singapore, the Caribbean, Italy, Ireland and the USA. More recently we have supplied Cotswold stone to Sao Paulo in Brazil for a private house.
We can accommodate all processes and paperwork involved in exporting stone across the globe.