Choice of Stone

“Heritage Stonemasons can provide expert advice on choice of stone”


There is a huge variety of stone types and while any stone can be used for building, they each have constraints that make them more or less suitable for different purposes. Granite, sandstone and limestone can all be used for building walls, but slate for example is generally only suitable for roofs and floors.

Heritage Stonemasons will help you to choose the type of stone that will best suit your project. We would generally advise that you use stone which is indigenous to your area, as it will blend more harmoniously into the surrounding landscape. Also it can be sourced locally, reducing costs and your carbon footprint!

However, we can source stone from all over Ireland according to your specific requirements.

Take a look at the types of stone below and then visit Our Work to see how we used this stone in various projects.