The Cost of Building Stone

Natural Stone cladding is often perceived as an expensive façade material, and it's usage therefore restricted to features rather than total façade construction.
Below are some examples of the additional short term cost to typical projects of using natural stone facade cladding, rather than timber cladding or render.

In the long term however, natural stone facades become extremely cost effective on account of their requirement for virtually no maintenance, and ability to outlast the typical 30-60 year life of other materials by an order of magnitude.
This extent of lifespan is not merely a claim, because unlike any other material the longevity of natural stone clad facades is supported by historical evidence from the many centuries old natural stone buildings across the UK.