Darney Sandstone

Technical Data Sheet

Darney sandstone is a fine to medium grained pale gold through, light buff to almost blonde in colour.

The Stone is extracted from Darney quarry, located at East Woodburn, Hexham Northumberland.

Darney sandstone is suitable for most aspects of construction including load bearingmasonry and cladding
Projects.

Extensive reserves readily available.

Darney sandstone is the stone of choice for both new build and conservation projects across Scotland and North East of England and Yorkshire.
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Test Results – Darney Sandstone
GEOLOGICAL TYPE Carboniferous Sandstone
COLOUR/TEXTURE Pale gold, yellow cream – light buff, white – fine to medium grained
MAXIMUM SIZE Please consult
PETROGRAPHIC DESCRIPTION Lower Carboniferous Sandstone BSEN 12407: 2000
APPARENT DENSITY 2150 Kgm -3 BSEN 1936: 2006
OPEN POROSITY 18.7% BSEN 1936: 2006
WATER ABSORPTION 5.3% (by wt) BSEN 13755: 2008
FLEXURAL STRENGTH 3.5 MPa BSEN 13161: 2008
FROST RESISTANCE 4.29 MPa BSEN 12372: 2006
68.6 MPa BSEN 772-1: 2000
60.0 MPa BSEN 1926: 2006

BREAKING LOAD AT DOWEL HOLE 1465 N BSEN 13364: 2002
WATER ABSORPTION BY CAPILLARITY 192.7 g/m2/s BSEN 1925: 1999