Portland Stone's strength, versatility and natural beauty has encouraged its use in a wide variety of landscape applications.
The use of Portland Stone in landscaping (excluding cladding) has been sub-divided into three sections:
The Stone Federation has produced a document explaining the processes that should be considered when selecting a stone, 'Selecting the Correct Stone'.
The initial selection of the stone is normally made after viewing an Indicative Sample.
The Quarry Range Panels all have a rubbed finish using a 50 grit (defined as rough ground in 'BS EN 1469'). Other finishes are available including; a honed, much smoother finish (120 grit) and various tooled finishes
Inspection of Past Projects
Albion Stone can provide a list of case studies showing projects using the same stone and application.
Inspection of the Mine
Most project teams will arrange at least one visit to the Mine at Portland, Dorset.
Technical Data Sheets
The stones' physical properties need to be considered as part of the selection procedure.
CE Certificates and Declarations of Performance
The figures from the Technical Data Sheets have been used to CE mark Albion Stone's products.
To assist the selection of the most appropriate bed, Albion Stone has produced large Range Panels.
Albion's Portland Stone bears the BSI ISO 9001 certification kitemark.
We recommend that the following standards are read in conjunction with this Technical Manual: