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THE COST OF BUILDING IN STONE

Natural Stone is often perceived as an expensive façade material, and it's usage therefore restricted to features rather than total façade construction.

Below are some examples of the additional short term cost to typical projects of using natural stone, rather than timber cladding or render.

PROJECT TYPE PROJECT BUILD COST ADDITIONAL COST FOR STONE % PROJECT COST INCREASE FOR STONE
Detached house - 140sq.m walls, 150sq.m floor area 100mm natural stone in place of dry dash rendered block £180k +£90/sq.m +7%
Mid terraced affordable house - 30sq.m walls, 70sq.m floor area 100mm natural stone in place of dry dash rendered block £84k +£90/sq.m +3.21%
Primary school building - 460sq.m walls 40mm stone rainscreen in place of timber cladding £8m +£300/sq.m +1.73%
Health care building - 420sq.m wall area 100mm natural stone in place of dry dash rendered block £3.5m +£90/sq.m +1.08%

 

In the long term however, natural stone facades become extremely cost effective on account of their requirement for virtually no maintenance, and ability to outlast the typical 30-60 year life of other materials by an order of magnitude.

This extent of lifespan is not merely a claim, because unlike any other material the longevity of natural stone facades is supported by historical evidence from the many centuries old natural stone buildings across the UK.