Large stone blocks
30 years Whitehall Stone Sales LTD

How is walling stone made?


Producing high quality natural stone walling is a highly skilled job. Below are the steps involved in producing walling stone.

Quarry bed

Step 1

The stone is excavated from deep in the quarry.

Step 2

Natural stone blocks are individually picked for processing to optimise the quality and yield for each specific masonry project.

 

 

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Natural stone blocks
Saw at Watson Quarry, Brookfoot Lane, Southowram, Halifax

Step 3

The stone is then transported to our yard at Southowram, Halifax for primary sawing.

Step 4

The stone is cut again into manageable pieces (secondary cut).

Saw at Watson Quarry, Brookfoot lane, Southowram, Halifax
Saw at Watson Quarry, Brookfoot Lane, Southowram, Halifax

Step 5

The sawn slab is now ready for the next process.

Step 6

This is now squared by hand by our experienced stone dressers.

Stone dresser at work
140mm cropped walling stone

Step 7

The walling stones are then palletised on to 6mtr pallets.

Step 8

The finished walling is now ready for collection or delivery.

Walling stone stock yard
140mm pitched face walling stone