An iconic choice for prestige homes in the Cotswolds, Cotswold Stone has a rich history and features in various architectural masterpieces throughout the UK.
The History of Cotswold Stone
The stone is a type of limestone and was discovered by the Romans. They used it to build towns all across the Cotswolds, hence why it’s known as Cotswold Stone.
If you are to visit the Cotswolds, you would see plenty of the striking light-coloured limestone buildings. Cotswold Stone was preferable due to it being a porous stone, this makes it soft enough to cut into manageable-sized blocks. However, other more modern materials increased in popularity after the industrial revolution because they were much more lightweight.
While the standout reason for choosing Cotswold Stone is it’s stunning natural colour, it is also incredibly versatile. The stone can be used for both outside and inside work. Here’s some of the alternative ways you can incorporate Cotswold Stone into your home design:
- Patio and Paving
- Driveways and Pathways
The reason many people choose Cotswold Stone for their home design is its durability. Not only that, but it is also very long-lasting, making them the ideal investment for any outdoor living space. Suitable all year round and for all weathers. They look equally as fantastic whether wet or dry – a must for British weather!
This stone will truly stand the test of time.
The sustainability and durability of this stunning natural stone go hand in hand. It means that well-designed and well-built Cotswold Stone buildings are timeless and highly cost-effective. You will see these buildings in years to come. Meaning they have very minimal environmental impact.
The beauty of Cotswold Stone is the natural weathering will only add to its character. This gives it an endearing character compared to other building materials.
As it has proven since the 18th and 19th century, it is a beautiful architectural stone that blends seamlessly in with the Cotswold landscapes, which we believe will remain popular for many, many years to come.