A tightly grained stone with very little shell content. Used as a match for basebed where more durability is required.
Perryfield whitbed is durable and suitable for most applications as a general building stone, including paving and copings where a predominantly clean stone is required.
The Portland stone is normally a carvers first choice due to the low shell content and is often used internally for cantilevered staircases and paving.
We have extensive stocks of the Perryfield whitbed stone with blocks typically from 1 tonne upwards to 15 tonnes.
Portland Oolitic Limestone
Principally formed from micritic ooids in a sparse micritic matrix, the stone contains many shell fragments in the size range 1mm to 5mm. Some compaction of the ooids is present but the matrix exhibits moderate intergranular porosity with interlinking of pores. No clay or other minerals are apparent.
Perryfield Whitbed is known to be a durable building stone and has been used extensively within the United Kingdom and in Belgium. It exhibits a low saturation coefficient, good strength and resistance to salt.
Historic use indicates that it is capable of service life well in excess of 60 years providing that exposure conditions are not subject to severe frosts or high concentrations of sulphur dioxide and that good stone detailing methods are employed to give best protection from surface water ingress.
It is estimated that the likely weathering rate of this stone would lie between 1mm to 3mm per 100 years in normal exposure conditions.
Colour: Buff/White Texture: Medium to Fine Grained
Sizes Available:- Maximum Typical Range
Bed Height: 1800mm 600mm – 1500mm
Length: 4000mm 800mm – 2800mm
Block Size: 9.3 m3 0.40 m3 – 3.8 m3
Please note that limestone is a natural material and is subject to variations in colour, pattern and/or texture.
Only full bed height samples each numbered and acknowledged by all parties involved could be considered contractual.
To that end it is essential that a visit to our quarries to select the range required is advised.
Portland Stone Firms Ltd is a limestone supplier and manufacturer based in Portland, UK.
We supply Portland stone paving, flooring, solid steps, treads, risers, ashlar, cladding, cropped walling, carving services and fireplace surrounds.
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