Medium grained cream/buff variegated sandstone
Quarried near Corbridge in Northumberland, Bearl is a light coloured medium grained sandstone that has mainly been used to build houses churches and bridges in its locality.
This stone is good to work and carve but is reasonably durable, and the quarry yields good square block from its plentiful reserves.
Bearl has recently been used for the façade of a major shopping development in Granton, north of Edinburgh, as well as for many housing developments in Northumberland. Its creamy white colouring and consistency have led to its use for restoration works in Edinburgh.
|Thin Cladding, Generix Lite System|
|Dressed / Carved Stone||✓|
|Rock Faced Walling||✓|
|External Flooring / Paving|
|External Steps / Platts|
|Internal Flooring (requires sealant)||✓|
Declaration of Performance
To BS EN 771-6-2011 Natural Stone Masonry Units
|Resistance to Fire||Class A1|
|Shear Bond Strength||Fixed Value|
|Apparent Density (Kg/m³)||2216|
|Open Porosity (%)||14.3|
|Water Absorpotion (g/m.sec²)||37.7|
|Compressive Strength (Mpa)||30.47|
|Flexural Strength (Mpa)||4.6|
|Frost Resistance (Cycles)||84|
- Stone Used: Bearl Sandstone
- Stone Supplied To: Miller Construction
- Year: 2008