Laying Yorkstone Paving

What will the paving be used for? There are a few things to think about first before laying yorkstone paving. If you are planning to drive vehicles on the paved area then the paving slabs should be thicker  (at least 75mm) and you will need a thicker sub-base. For pedestrian traffic thinner slabs will be fine […]

York Stone Flooring

York stone paving slabs can be used for interior flooring projects either smooth sawn york stone or riven york stone paving slabs make for a great flooring material. York stone is a very suitable material for natural stone flooring because of it’s hard wearing properties and wonderful character. York stone flooring can be made to […]

Yorkstone Riven Paving

Yorkstone riven paving also known as yorkstone flags or flagstones are natural paving stones quarried from the Yorkshire area, yorkstone riven paving is a sandstone paving of very high quality. Due to this high quality yorkstone flags have been used as paving in most of the major towns and city’s in the UK. Yorkstone riven […]

Yorkstone Sawn Paving

Making Yorkstone Sawn Paving Sawn yorkstone paving is a stunning natural stone paving made from the best sandstone in the world. Strong and durable sawn yorkstone paving will last a lifetime. Yorkstone sawn paving has a smooth polished or honed surface with a sandy yellow colouring. Yorkstone sawn paving can be used with its natural […]

Fossils in York Stone

Fossils are found all the time in york stone quarries. Some are known as calamites and consist of stems of large trees. Most of the fossils found consist of some type of  tree or foliage. The fossils are found in sedimentary yorkshire sandstone used for flagstones and solid ashlar stone used for walling stone, fossils […]

Garden Stone

Garden stone can be used for a whole array of garden projects from steps and paving to walling, rockery and landscaping, which can be purchased from our store in Hull. Garden stone can also be used for water features and pond ornaments and edgings, even a bench can be crafted from garden stone. Create stunning […]

New Stone Saw

New Stone Saw for Diamond Sawn Yorkstone New stone saw for sawing york stone blocks, the saw is made by Wells and has a 2.2 meter diamond tipped blade for making diamond sawn yorkstone. Large york stone blocks are quarried from the yorkstone quarry then placed on the stone saw. The stone saw cuts the […]

Making Yorkstone Walling

Making Yorkstone walling Watch the video of yorkstone pitch faced walling being made. The york stone blocks are first cut down into york stone slabs known as scants, the scants are then placed on rollers and pushed through a machine called a cropper or block splitter. When the yorkstone slabs have been cropped to walling […]

Making Natural Paving Slabs

Making Natural Paving Slabs the old way in a Yorkstone Quarry. The Delver has to rive the Natural Slabs from the York Stone Quarry bed using only His Delving Hammer, Chisel (Nicker), Wedges (Stringers) and Bar. First the Delver marks a line on the Yorkstone Slab  the Yorkstone Delver then Nicks the Stone Slab along […]

Dry Stone Walling

The first picture shows New York Stone Dry Stone Walling. The second picture shows York Stone Dry Stone Walling used around a Garden and Driveway. The Picture on the left shows York Stone Dry Stone Walling Close up and is a mixture of New and Reclaimed Dry Stone Walling. The picture on the right shows […]