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Purbeck Stone Signage
House Signs & Memorials

Purbeck Stone in Two Colours

We have found that many of our customers now prefer to have their stone sign or memorial made with stone quarried in the UK, rather than one which has been imported from China or India.

Purbeck stone is a very durable and hard wearing stone quarried in Dorset. It has long been used in churches and cathedrals. It was formed in the Jurassic/ Cretaceous era. Each bed of Purbeck stone varies in colour and has its own range of fossils within it.

Light Purbeck Stone Dark Purbeck Stone

Stone Sign with Chamfered Edge Square Edged Stone Sign

We make our Purbeck Stone signs using stone from two of the beds which gives us two different colours - Light Cream and Dark Beige. More information below.

The stone is cut for us to a thickness of 30mm. Other sizes can be quoted for. The surface is honed to smooth finish. The edges can remain square or can be chamfered.

The lettering can be carved into the sign using any of our fonts. The letters are then painted to a colour of your choice or left unpainted.

As standard we use black, white, ivory, gold and silver, but we also have a number of other colours. Brown actually looks lovely on the cream stone whereas ivory or gold is beautiful on the darker stone.

Unpainted Purbeck Sone Sign

White Painted Sign Costings for Purbeck Stone Signs and Memorials
Height Length Price
225mm 450mm £239 I
225mm 575mm £293 K
300mm 450mm £299 M
300mm 575mm £368 N
300mm 750mm £463 O
300mm 900mm £534 P
450mm 575mm £516 P
450mm 750mm £655 P
450mm 900mm £773 P

The prices above include 6 letters. Extra letters are £1.10 each for the next 19 letters and 55p per letter thereafter.

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The sizes shown above are the standard sizes that are cut for us in the quarry. We can cut down the stone for smaller sizes.

The letter shown after the price is the shipping charge

We can included images as long as there are no fine lines or tones. There are thousands to choose from - Click Here  The cost depends on the size. Up to 100mm £9.50, 100mm - 200mm  £14.50, 200mm - 300mm £20, over 300mm £25.00.  If you send in your own image there will be an additional artwork charge of  £20

Holes or Hidden Fixings
Holes can be drilled @ £1.10 per standard hole or £1.95 per countersunk hole. We also sell a very strong adhesive called Grab and Bond.  Although Grab and Bond is meant to hold a sign we would also be inclined to add an extra support rail or use use some hidden fixings which are available @ £3.75 each. These are shown on a granite sign in the photo to the right.

Hidden Fixings on granite site

As well as our standard signage we can quote for some more unusual purbeck stone signs and memorials. Just let us know what you are looking for. We can have can use rough edged stone, shaped stone and thicker stone signs and memorials.
As an example the Yelland Farm sign to the right would be £975. The size is 900 x600x150mm. It has a honed face and a rustic border. Postage Rate P
NB These do take at least 6 weeks for the quarry to cut.
We do have black or grey granite boulders which are held in stock - click here

Rough Stone Sign Memorial Stones

More about the stone
The stone we use for our signs comes from two different beds of Purbeck Stone.  The lighter one is known as Purbeck Inland Freestone varies from cream to honey beige in colour and sometimes small pinholes feature within the stone.  The darker stone is known as Purbeck Grub is the most varied of all Purbeck Stones. It has a distinctive shell pattern and the colour is normally brown but it can vary with blues, greys and greens. As with many natural stones calcite veins can run through the stone.

For more ideas have a look at the Gallery on our Blog or our Pinterest Board More Stone Signs

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