Producers, processors and installers of the finest Bath stone

Stoke Hill Mine, Midford Lane, Limpley Stoke, Nr Bath BA2 7GP

Tel: 01225 723792 Fax: 01225 722129

Temple of Concordia, Stowe

Base Bed

Base Bed is a light buff / grey slightly open grained limestone, with small intermittent shell deposits.

Suitable for all flooring, fireplaces, ashlar walling, exposed and weathering areas: cornices, copying, string courses.

Extensively used in restoration and new build throughout the UK. Bed Heights of 800mm.

Technical Detail

Block Dimensions:

  • Bed Height: 550mm – 750mm
  • Block Length: 3500mm
  • Block width: 850-1100mm

BRE Test Data:

Base Bed tested to the latest European and British Standards

  • Density BSEN1936: 2120 Kgm³
  • Compressive Strength BSEN 772-1: 31 MPa
  • Flexural Strength BSEN 12372: 5.2 MPa
  • Porosity % by volume BSEN 1936: 21.8%
  • Saturation Coefficient: 0.73
  • Water Absorption % by mass BSEN 13755: 8.1%
  • Thermal Conductivity BSEN 12524: 1.70 Kgm³

All comprehensive British and European Standards test data and Declaration of Performance for CE marking application available on request.