House Signs made from Yorkshire Stone

yorkshire house with engraved house name cranmere

Yorkshire Stone makes anexcellent materials choice for a house sign. Yorkstone or Yorkshire stone as it is also known as a natural sandstone and has been quarried in Yorkshire since the medieval times. It has been used for centuries in construction and plaques due to its durability and strength.

Yorkshire stone is best known for old fashioned cobbled streets across the United Kingdom, London is one place in the UK still enjoying their beautiful paving stones on their high streets still. It was a hugely popular material for paving stones as it created a smooth surface for the horses to walk on, reducing the number of accidents.

There is a variety of colours available with Yorkshire stone depending on where it is quarried, and its mineral make up. House signs made from Yorkstone are built to last for hunderds of years. House signs made using stone are a great choice for people looking to use a freestanding rock like house sign.

Rustic Stone started using York Stone back in October 2013 on all of it’s house sign products. Find out more about Yorkstone and the history of this particular stone then we recommend you visit our What is Yorkstone? blog post which was published back in November 2017. If British quarries interests you, then please check out the History of Quarrying.

The Pros & Cons of Yorkstone 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
The Cons
  • Expensive
  • Hard to source
  • Heavy

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