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Farrar Brown

A brown calcareous sandstone. This stone is enhanced by a wonderful marble-like marking giving it a unique look. The colour and markings are consistent. Farrar Brown is a hard and durable stone with good weathering characteristics and suitable for use in all forms of paving, flooring and building, inside and out.

Farrar Brown block size is unlimited (within reason) but for transport and processing a maximum size of 2.4m long is recommended. One of a selection of stones imported exclusively by George Farrar (Quarries) Limited from China. Farrar Brown has undergone extensive testing to prove suitability for all applications inside and out.

DESCRIPTION: Hard fine-grained sandstone without visible laminations. Very durable with good weathering qualities.
COLOUR: Light brown
DENSITY: ASTM C97-96 2600 kg/cubic metre.
COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH: ASTM C170-90 Dry: 140 N/sq mm Wet: 94 N/sq mm
WATER ABSORPTION ASTM C97-90 0.99%
POROSITY BR141, BRE REPORT 1989 2.84%
SATURATION COEFFICIENT BR141, BRE REPORT 1989 0.91
FLEXTURAL STRENGTH ASTM C99-87 (WET) 9.60 MPa
DURABILITY Tests indicate that failure due to frost action is unlikely
SODIUM SULPHATE CRYSTALLISATION TEST BRE 141, BRE REPORT 1989 Saturated solution 15 cycles on 50mm square cubes. Percentage loss in weight 0.0% (average 5 cubes). Class A.

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