API Beige is a high quality natural sandstone for architectural masonry, cladding and paving

API Beige is a select sandstone which is the sandstone of preference for many architects, contractors and masonry companies throughout the UK.

API Beige has been supplied on many large residential and commercial properties throughout the UK, including prestigious projects such as:

• The Premier Inn hotel in Harrogate.
• The ‘New Coach House’ in Sandal, Wakefield. Winner of a NHBC award.
• 29 house development in Moortown, Leeds.
• Gore Lane Farm, Alderley Edge, Cheshire.

Source of API Beige

The stone is extracted in Quintanar de la Sierra in Northern Spain from the same quarry as the more colourful API Vein, and has a long and distinct heritage within Spain. API Beige is the most popular sandstone that API Stone Ltd have within their range.

The striking colouration of API Beige sandstone features a buff/beige base with light reddish veins, which add depth and interest to both traditional and contemporary building designs.

API Beige is specified throughout the UK on a regular basis, as it is a suitable match for many Yorkshire and Derbyshire buff/beige sandstones that are also on the market.

The material is suitable for all ashlar, cladding, architectural and landscape applications in various finishes from honed to bush hammered.

Stock is held in Huddersfield in section sizes 100mm x 100mm, 100mm x 140mm, 150mm x 140mm, 100mm x 215mm in various lengths and 50mm paving in 600mm gauge.

Extensive reserves are readily available and with blocks up to 3500mm long, large pieces are easily cut in one piece.

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Technical Details

Geographical Type: Sandstone Subarcose

Main Colour: Cream based and Ochre colour

Colour Variations: Reddish veins

Texture: Fine Grain

Availability: Contract up to 100,000 m2

Average Block Size: 2500L x 1500W x 1500H (mm)

BS EN 1936 – Density
BS EN 1936 – Porosity
BS EN 13755 – Water Absorption
BS EN 1926 – Compressive Strength
BS EN 12372 – Flexural Strength
BS EN 13364 – Breaking Load at Dowel (40mm thick stone)
BS EN 1341 – Slip Resistance Dry
BS EN 13161 – Freeze / Thaw after 48 Cycles

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