House Signs made from Sandstone

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Sandstone is an excellent choice when choosing a material for your house sign. Sandstone is a sedimentary rock that is made up of sand-sized mineral particles and rock fragments. Within the UK there is a large quantity of sandstone which is mainly sourced from the north of the British Isles.

Sandstone has been used in construction for thousands of years due to its durability and versatile nature. Sandstone cobble paths, walls, masonry and roofing, can still be seen today, which has a significant history and forms a part of our heritage. Construction workers fully trust sandstone to give them a solid and robust stone to work with alongside a stone that will stand the test of time.

There are many different colours of sandstone available, depending on where it is sourced. In the South East and Scotland, many reds are available while pinks are from Derbyshire, blue/grey colours from South Wales and browns can be sourced from Yorkshire and the North East.

Sandstone withstands severe weathering and requires very little maintenance, making it the perfect material for your house sign.

The Pros & Cons of Sandstone House Signs

House signs can be made using a wide range of materials and deciding which to use can be complicated. Below you can find a list of pros and cons that hopefully will make your decision easier.

The Pros
  • Durable
  • Strong
  • Weather resistant
  • Eco-friendly
The Cons
  • Absorbs water / slippery when wet
  • Easily scratched
  • Easily stained

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