The Kirkby quarry is located on Kirkby Moor, just above the village of Kirkby-in-Furness and has been operated for well over 400 years. Kirkby Stone is an even blue grey colour throughout. Kirkby Stone has been used for generations to provide walling, flooring, roof coverings, cills and copings. Architects and designers around the world have long taken advantage of its natural beauty, durability and adaptability to create classic weather resistant details and surface finishes. Kirkby Stone is sedimentary in nature and was formed in the Silurian period, some 300-350 million years ago.
A smooth finish with a slight sheen. This can be applied to both faces and edges of the stone and can be applied to complex shapes and sloping faces.
a textured finish applied with a high pressure oxygen-propane lance. This can only be applied to a flat face and not available on edges,
complex shapes or sloping faces. If finished edges are required we would offer Honed, Sanded, Gritblasted or for a rougher more natural alternative we would offer a Plucked edge.
A high-pressure airline projects coarse-grained abrasives, giving a regular non slip finish.
A finish in which the stone is split along its natural cleavage plane.
The top surfaces of sawn slabs are coarsely diamond sanded to produce a non slip finish.
The top surfaces of sawn slabs are pneumatically tooled to produce a grooved or pitted surface..