Why Choose Albion Stone?

24/05/2024 • Press

Albion Stone, a fourth-generation family business, takes pride in our helpful and skilled workforce, combining both modern and traditional manufacturing processes to produce the highest quality Portland Stone with minimal environmental impact.


Portland Stone is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s most prestigious building materials. Albion Stone has vast reserves of Portland limestone, which we extract from our own mines. This not only eliminates potential supply chain issues for our clients but also gives us full quality control over the raw material, from extraction to processing in our factory.


Since pioneering the switch from quarrying to mining in 2002, we have been 100% mining for almost a decade. This transition has significantly improved conditions for local residents and wildlife on Portland while accessing stone reserves that would have been unreachable through traditional quarrying. We utilize the most modern and safest equipment available, ensuring the safety of our staff and achieving precise cuts.


Albion Stone adheres to the ISO 9001 Quality Management standard and prioritises workforce safety with ISO 45001 compliance. Our commitment to environmental responsibility is evident through our ISO 14001 Environmental Management certification. Remarkably, we are the only company worldwide to achieve an 'Excellent' rating in BES 6001 for responsible sourcing. Our verified Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) demonstrates the benefits of these systems, with a carbon footprint of 44.7 kgCO2 per tonne, which is more than six times lower than other Portland Stone suppliers.


We publish all technical data related to our stones on our website, available for anyone to download. These technical data sheets, formed from over 7,000 tests conducted over 30 years, make our stone one of the most tested in the world. This data feeds into our CE Certificates and Declaration of Performance, ensuring full traceability and guaranteeing that the stone comes from ethical and sustainable sources.


Albion Stone provides a full range of services, from initial consultation to delivery. Our experienced team works closely with architects, designers, and builders to ensure the stone meets the specific requirements of each project. Our impressive portfolio includes iconic buildings such as St. Paul's Cathedral, BBC Broadcasting House, The British Museum, and modern constructions like the Chelsea Barracks, establishing our reputation for quality and reliability in the industry.


For UK projects, sourcing Portland Stone from Albion Stone reduces transportation costs and environmental impact compared to importing stone from other regions. This also supports the local economy and maintains the heritage of British stonework.

Albion Stone, a fourth generation family business pride ourselves on having a helpful and skilled workforce as well as modern and traditional manufacturing process to enable us to produce the highest quality Portland Stone with minimal environmental impact.