After 35 years of quarrying and manufacturing Portland stone, one of the most common questions we are asked is: “What’s the biggest size we can have for Portland stone ashlar panels?” We’ve heard it from so many architects it’s easy for us to believe that Sir Christopher Wren asked the quarrymen in his day the same question when he was designing St. Paul’s Cathedral, and he probably got the same answer as we give today, ‘it depends’.
The largest supplier of Portland stone have secured two planning permissions for their Portland stone mines, allowing for more environmentally mining extraction methods.
The latest BS 8298 introduced the formula to calculate the thickness of stone cladding. Understand the calculations and see worked examples here.
Albion Stone have invested heavily in a new ashlar and tile line from Breton. The new line ensures reliability, productivity and flexibility in manufacture of Portland stone ashlar and tiles.
Albion Stone announce that they are beginning extraction of their Basebed stone in Jordans Mine. Having been extracting from this site since 2008, the mining operation has been to remove the upper layers of Portland stone: the Roach and Whitbeds to date.
Premium Portland stone supplier, Albion Stone, won a variety of awards for their Portland stone projects at the Stone Federation's Natural Stone Awards.
Albion Stone have supplied their Portland Grove Whitbed stone for the Stone Bench Student Design Competition, a competition for architectural students which is organised annually by the City of London Corporation.
Harrods Magazine joins forces with Albion Stone to create the most unique set for their 'New Model Army' spread which is to feature in October's edition.
Tom Whitehead, Portland stone masonry apprentice at Albion Stone, secures Gold in the UK Masonry Skills Challenge organised by Stone Federation GB. After topping the English/Welsh heats, Tom Whitehead went on to win the national finals.