Catcastle Buff

Medium Grained • Buff / Grey / Variegated • Sandstone

Extracted near Blackburn in Lancashire, this buff gritstone has been quarried since the early 1940s. Extensively used in the last 15 years on some of the largest buildings in Edinburgh including: The new Sheriffs Court building, the reclad of National Library of Scotland on Causewayside and the prestigious Harvey Nichols Store.

Other projects include the Carlton George Hotel - Glasgow, the historic Cholera Monument in Sheffield and the large office development Belvedere House in Manchester.

Applications

Ashlar Walling
Thin Cladding, Generix Lite System
Dressed / Carved Stone
Rock Faced Walling
Rubble Walling  
Rockery Stone  
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) 2386
Open Porosity (%) NPD
Water Absorpotion (g/m.sec²) 41.6
Compressive Strength (Mpa) 38.5
Flexural Strength (Mpa) 11.6
Frost Resistance (Cycles) 84
Thermal Conductivity NPD

Case Study

Harvey Nichols, Edinburgh

  • Stone Used: Catcastle Buff
  • Size of Project: 3000m²
  • Stone Supplied To: Watsons Stonecraft
  • Architect: CDA
  • Year: 2002

Case Study

National Library, Edinburgh

  • Stone Used: Catcastle Buff
  • Stone Supplied To: Stirling Stone
  • Year: 2016 to 2017

Case Study

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

  • Stone Used: Catcastle Buff
  • Stone Supplied To: Church
  • Year: 2011 to 2015

Case Study

Haddington Place, Edinburgh

  • Stone Used: Catcastle Buff
  • Stone Supplied To: Generix Facades
  • Year: 2016

Case Study

York Place, Edinburgh

  • Stone Used: Catcastle Buff
  • Stone Supplied To: Generix Facades
  • Year: 2016