Our Natural Riven York Stone paving is a natural product with texture and colour determined by millennia of geological processes rather than modern chemical dyes. It has an exceptional aesthetic appearance and weathering properties, making it suitable for almost every other conceivable use from memorials, restoration projects, new build private houses, office developments and landscaping works for all types of customers. As the most commonly used stone paving in mainland Britain, the legendary ‘York’ stone, is hewn from the quarries of Northern England and has been used to pave the streets of London, along with most other major towns in the country, up until the last century.
All our riven flags are made in the traditional way with hand cut edges and can be supplied with either a self-faced smooth finish or a pure riven surface. The flags are supplied in random rectangular sizes or 600mm wide by random lengths. Other sizes can be produced to order.
Diamond Sawn York Paving is normally produced in widths of 300, 450 and 600mm and in random lengths, although all sizes are available to order. Thicknesses are typically 50 mm or 75 mm. As with all natural materials, variations in colour will occur typically ranging from buff to blue/grey depending on the bed of stone being worked – but should be regarded as part of the charm of natural Yorkshire Stone. As is typical of Yorkshire Stone the degree of carboniferous flecking can vary – this is the characteristic of the stone and is not detrimental to performance or durability.