There are a number of applications for decorative internal Portland Stonework including fire surrounds, cantilever staircases or solid stairs, stone tables etc.
The designer should ensure that any supporting structure is designed to carry the weight of the stone, which should be based on 2,500kg per cubic metre.
The Quarry Report will provide the current information about the typical and maximum sizes of the various different stones.
It is strongly recommended that an experienced Stone Masonry company is appointed early in the project programme to assist with the planning of the project.
All products leaving our works are packed in a manner to ensure safe delivery to site.
Storage and Handling
A suitable storage area will need to be set aside for the stone, which should be stored on firm, level surfaces and, to avoid contamination, should be sited away from wet or muddy areas.
Sealing or impregnating the stone is an option if the stones are located in an area that is possibly subject to staining.