A Smarter Way to do Things
It's possible to have sandstone cut to just about any size and shape. Although you will find that if you work with the parameters of a quarry block and the logical sizes we're all so used to, you will save money.

Sandstone veneer cladding
Sandstone slabs
Sandstone veneer / cladding, capping, paving & steps from the quarry to you. Any size.

Capping and step tread tables below allow you to calculate the cost for your project and are based on any size you like "up to"  sizes which are all logical multiples of a quarry block. 

Sandstone pier capping - Rock faced

Pier Caps: custom cut up to 450x450mm

Dressed all round diamond sawn slab

Split faced. Sawn with pencil round. Sawn with 45 degree bevel. Rock faced (measurements to arris line). Bull nosed. Gorgeous relief.

50mm thick

 45  53  93  83  113

Too skinny

75mm thick

 67  79  139  124  169  329

100mm thick

 90  103  186  166  226

353

200mm thick

 180  206  372  332  n/a  456

Pier Caps: custom cut up to 650x650mm

Dressed all round diamond sawn slab

Split faced. Sawn with pencil round. Sawn with 45 degree bevel. Rock faced (measurements to arris line). Bull nosed. Gorgeous relief.

50mm thick

 110  128  183  169  210

Too skinny

75mm thick

 165  191  274  253  315  480

100mm thick

 221  254  366  338  421

543

200mm thick

 442  520  732  677  n/a  809
Sandstone pier capping - Rock faced
Sandstone pier capping - Rock faced

Pier Caps: custom cut up to 900x900mm

Dressed all round diamond sawn slab

Split faced. Sawn with pencil round. Sawn with 45 degree bevel. Rock faced (measurements to arris line). Bull nosed. Gorgeous relief.

50mm thick

 156  180  240  225  270

Too skinny

75mm thick

 234  270  360  337  405  545

100mm thick

 312  360  480  450  540

635

200mm thick

 624  740  960  900  n/a  1015
Sandstone wall capping - Rock faced

Wall Caps: custom cut up to 300mm wide and 950mm long.

Dressed both sides diamond sawn slab

Split faced. Sawn with pencil round. Sawn with 45 degree bevel. Rock faced (measurements to arris line). Bull nosed. Gorgeous relief.

50mm thick

 62  77  109  99  137

Too skinny

75mm thick

 93  115  163  148  205

365

100mm thick

 124  154  218  198  274

404

200mm thick

 248  308  436  396  n/a  558

Wall Caps: custom cut up to 450mm wide and 950mm long.

Dressed both sides diamond sawn slab

Split faced. Sawn with pencil round. Sawn with 45 degree bevel. Rock faced (measurements to arris line). Bull nosed. Gorgeous relief.

50mm thick

 83  115  163  148  132

Too skinny

75mm thick

 124  172  244  222  198

422

100mm thick

 166  230 326  296  264

480

200mm thick

 332  460  652  592  n/a  710
Sandstone wall capping.
Stone capping

Step treads: custom cut up to 450mm wide and 950mm long.

Dressed  one side diamond sawn slab

Split faced. Sawn with pencil round. Sawn with 45 degree bevel. Rock faced (measurements to arris line). Bull nosed. comes with 50mm thick riser.

50mm thick

 93

125

 173

132

158

110mm tall

75mm thick

 134  182  254  232  208

90mm tall

100mm thick

 166  240  336  306  364

60mm tall

150mm thick

 248  308  436  396  418  not needed

Steps and caps are practically the same thing except that steps only require one edge to be dressed but will often require a riser. BCA governs step height to 170mm so the riser heights given above cover that and we have calculated one 10mm mortar join.

Some helpful hints

  • Rock faced is the most popular edge because of its durability.
  • 20mm is a good benchmark for capping overhang.
  • Rock facing protrudes past the arris line about half the thickness of the stone..... (50mm stone equals roughly 25mm rock face).
  • Bull nosed also generally protrudes half the thickness of the stone but width measurements have always been calculated to the pinnacle of the nose.
  • Split faced has its place but most masons would consider it "undressed" and find it hard to line up with the next capping  stone.
  • Sawn edges are always supplied with a slight round (about a pencil) to remove the sharpness.
  • Any questions at all just give us a call.
Split faced sandstone walls with rock faced capping diamond sawn paving ands step treads