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

The Royal Pavilion, Brighton

Top Bed

Top Bed is a finely grained limestone with a pale cream / buff colour which mellows with age to a honey colour.

It's suitable for all carving, ashlar walling and fireplaces.

Top Bed Bath Stone is extensively used in restoration work and new build throughout the UK. It possesses an unusually high bed height of up to 1600mm and therefore attractive to masons and carvers.

Technical Detail

Block Dimensions:

  • Bed Height: 800mm – 1200mm
  • Block Length: 3500mm
  • Block Width: 800-1000mm

BRE Test Data

Top Bed tested to the latest European and British Standards

  • Density BSEN1936: 2010 Kgm³
  • Compressive Strength BSEN 772-1: 15 MPa
  • Flexural Strength BSEN 12372: 4.1MPa
  • Porosity % by volume BSEN 1936: 26.1%
  • Saturation Coefficient: 0.83
  • Water Absorption % by mass BSEN 13755: 10.9%
  • Thermal Conductivity BSEN 12524: 1.50 Kgm³

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