The use of thin stone panels to clad (externally) and line (internally) buildings has a long history extending from the Roman period. Over the centuries architects have employed stone in this fashion to create buildings of grandeur and permanence: stone has echoed the form of the building, emphasised structural elements such as columns and arches and decorated interiors and exteriors.
“Stone is of the earth, but when it is worked, it receives the sky and becomes architecture.” (Christian Norberg-Schultz).
Burlington Stone brings 450 million years of British geology right into the heart of your project. Volcanic ash and natural sediments deposited in layers into Lakeland waters over many millions of years have been metamorphosed by extreme heat and pressure from geological processes and tectonic movement to create a unique and versatile range of slate and stones.
The cleavage planes created by this metamorphic process give Burlington’s stones an enormous flexural strength and extremely low porosity making them ideal for use as a cladding and lining and suitable for use at very thin section. Being able to use the stone at thin section reduces the tonnage required to cover a building, making Burlington an environmentally efficient option and minimising cost.
Burlington Stone is a robust and enduring material which will last the lifetime of the building ensuring best value over the life cycle of the building, and its strength allows flexibility in panel size and design.
With a choice of beautiful architectural stones in a subtle range a colours and finishes, with each stone highlighted by natural veins and markings to emphasise its natural origins and add character to the façade, Burlington Stone cladding can be deployed to deliver both a linear and uniform finish, or random and rough-hewn appearance and is guaranteed to enhance the prestige and significance of any exterior, whether traditional or contemporary, serving as the perfect backdrop for architectural expression.