The flat bedded characteristics of the sandstone which is extracted from our quarry is ideal for cladding and is cut down to size on our range of guillotines. Increasingly specified by many architects and the preferred choice for many of our clients, our guillotined stone is available in a range of different sizes to meet your build design.
Cladding stone can be used as a traditional mortar build or it can be used as a ‘dry effect’ build (where the mortar is back bedded).
We recommend building the stone onto a breeze block skin or SureCav. Guillotined stone must always be built on the bed.
We offer different types of coping stone to compliment your walling project. Half moon shaped dressed copes can be produced in a variety of widths, typically 250mm-450mm.
We also produce flat copes on our saws with either a smooth or a riven finish and are sold by the linear metre.
- If copes are not being cemented they must be correctly pinned by a qualified dyker.
- If copes are to be used in a residential area they should be correctly pinned by a qualified stonemason / dyker and cemented into place to meet all Health & Safety requirements.
Pitairlie Stone is naturally flat bedded and all dyking stone is handpicked to ensure the highest quality of varying dimensions and a manageable size for use by stonemasons. Once picked it is bagged to ensure that it is delivered onto site as clean and dry as possible. Our dyking stone is supplied in 500kg bags.
The handpicked dyking stone has minimal shale content as much of this is eliminated during picking and processing. However the finished product may still contain a small amount of shale and we would strongly advise that your dyke is built by a competent and qualified dyker who is familiar with building with our stone and is aware of the possible shale element.
Any shale found is ideal for packing within the dyke and should not be considered waste. It should NEVER be used on the outer faces of the wall or as copes.
The heritage of Denfind is found in particular with the flagstones which we produce. These were widely produced and extensively used throughout the UK and further afield in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Flagstones can be finished with either a sawn (smooth) or a riven (natural) finish.
Flagstones will normally be produced with sawn sides only. However if you have any specific requirements please let us know.
We are the preferred Scottish supplier of SureCav which is a cavity spacer system. SureCav is a polypropylene panel that sits in the cavity and allows a stone outer skin to be built without the need for an additional block leaf.
It guarantees a clean 50mm, moisture free cavity that also arrests water penetration from wind driven rain in any exposed position and increases floor space by up to 5% adding value to the project and reducing costs when compared to using concrete backing blocks.
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