Dunhouse Buff

Fine grained creamy buff sandstone.

Extracted in the heart of Teesdale, Dunhouse Buff has proved popular for its blonde colouring, fine grain and consistency, making it ideal for carving and a good match for restoration and new build in city’s such as Edinburgh, Glasgow and Newcastle.

The quarry was opened up to build Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle (completed in 1892) and the quality of detail still evident today stands as testament to the durability of the stone.

We have had the pleasure in supplying Dunhouse stone for the restoration of Durham Cathedral, Edinburgh Castle, and Castle Howard among many other projects throughout Britain.

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) 2160
Open Porosity (%) 17.7
Water Absorpotion (g/m.sec²) 35.06
Compressive Strength (Mpa) 36.66
Flexural Strength (Mpa) 4.6
Frost Resistance (Cycles) 140
Thermal Conductivity NPD

Case Study

St. Dunstan's Court, London EC4

  • Stone Used: Dunhouse Buff
  • Size of Project: 1800m²
  • Stone Supplied To: Techrete
  • Year: 2013

Case Study

SoCo, Cowgate/South Bridge, Edinburgh

  • Stone Used: Dunhouse Buff
  • Stone Supplied To: Techrete
  • Architect: ICA
  • Year: 2012

Case Study

The Cube, Leith Street

  • Stone Used: Dunhouse Buff
  • Stone Supplied To: Stone Engineering
  • Year: 2009

Case Study

Clydesdale Plaza, Edinburgh

  • Stone Used: Dunhouse Buff
  • Size of Project: 10,000m²
  • Stone Supplied To: Techrete
  • Year: 1997 - 1999

Case Study

Tempietto, Settrington Hall

  • Stone Used: Dunhouse Buff
  • Architect: Francis Johnson & Partners