Reclaimed York Stone Paving

The first picture shows Reclaimed York Stone Paving laid around a Building. The second picture shows York Stone Reclaimed Paving Flags on a Pallet before they are cleaned and re-palleted ready for sale. The picture on the left shows Reclaimed York Stone Paving Palletized and Wrapped ready for sale. The picture on the right shows […]

Yorkstone Walling

Yorkstone Walling is used for building projects in Home and Garden, the main types of yorkstone or york stone walling are: pitch faced walling, black faced walling or reclaimed walling, punch faced walling,  dry stone walling or Garden walling and Delph Walling. Sandy yellow, browns and greys make up the colour range of new yorkstone […]

Quarrying Ashlar Blocks

The first picture shows large Ashlar Stone Blocks in the Quarry with Shale And Flagrock layers in the background. The second picture shows an Excavator removing the Ashlar Blocks with bigger Blocks to the left. The picture on the left shows the massive length of the York Stone blocks when they are Quarried, they can […]

Quarrying Flagrock

The first picture on the left shows a Daewoo Excavator on the first Flagrock or Flag Block layer in the Quarry, the background shows the mudstones layer. The picture on the right is a close up of a layer of Flagstone slab lifted by the excavator. Picture on the left is another close up of […]

Yorkstone Quarry

Pictures from a Yorkstone Quarry, the first picture shows all the Sedimentary layers that make up the quarry with the Ashlar Block right at the bottom. The second picture shows a Komatsu Dozer clearing the top layers of mudstones, shale and clay from the York Stone Quarry. The picture on the left shows the bottom […]

Quarrying Big Stone Blocks

Quarrying massive stone blocks with an Excavator in a Yorkstone quarry. The Excavator struggles to move the blocks because they are so big and heavy. The stone blocks are 2-3 meters deep and over 6 meters long and can weigh up to 50 tons. The overburden has to be removed before the ashlar blocks can […]

Quarrying Removing Overburden

Quarrying and removing overburden to get to the stone blocks, the over burden consists of mudstones, clays, soils, shale’s and broken bits of stone large and small. The overburden is removed with a daewoo excavator and Volvo dump truck. The overburden is removed so the stone flagrock and ashlar blocks can be extracted and used […]

Making Natural Paving

Making natural paving direct from the quarry floor. After the mudstone and shale has been removed from the quarry, an excavator removes the surface layer, the laminated layers that can not be used for natural paving. The excavator is not used for removing this layer of natural flagstone blocks because it would damage them. These […]

Yorkstone Rockery

Yorkstone rockery or rockery stones are used to create small rockery gardens, large yorkstone rockery pieces can also be used to enhance any garden, often used as garden features or monoliths, even converted into amazing water features. Small yorkstone rockery is made from the larger blocks of cross bedded stone or broken pieces of ‘ashlar‘ […]

Yorkstone Paving

Yorkstone Paving Yorkstone paving is a natural sandstone paving know for its high quality and versatility. This site separates yorkstone paving into five different sub categories yorkstone riven paving, yorkstone sawn paving, yorkstone reclaimed paving, yorkstone crazy paving and yorkstone paving circles. Yorkstone paving is also know as yorkstone flags, flagstones and yorkstone paving slabs. […]