Stone has a magic few other building materials can match. It’s incredibly old, created by fire, water and extreme pressures. It comes from the earth and sits upon it with a clear statement that it is here to stay.
Burlington Stone brings 450 million years of British geology and 180 years of British craftmanship right into the heart of your project, offering a unique and versatile range of beautiful architectural stones in a subtle choice of colours and finishes, with each stone highlighted by natural veins and markings to emphasise its natural origins and add character to the paving, delivering a unique statement of quality and permanence to any project.
Burlington Stone is created by the metamorphosis of volcanic ash and natural sediments deposited in layers into Lakeland waters over many millions of years. 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 an external paving.
This very high flexural strength allows large format panels to be used at thinner section which reduces the tonnage of stone required, reducing cost and ensuring environmental efficiency. The very low porosity means the stone is easy to keep clean and maintain and has a high tolerance against salt degradation, ensuring the aesthetic characteristics of the stone stand the test of time in any landscape.
Burlington Stone can be produced in a range of textured finishes offering extremely high slip resistance and is produced in standard and bespoke sizes to give complete design flexibility. The various Burlington stones and finishes can be mixed to allow creativity within the design and Burlington Stone steps, setts, copings, chippings, path edging, monoliths and landscaping features compliment the paving to give a holistic appearance inspired by the geology of the Lake District.