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Cotswold Stone Roofs
HERITAGE - STONE - DESIGN
Cotswold Stone Roofs
Welcome to Cotswold Stone Roofs, the leading North American importer of natural and heritage stone roofing products from the UK. We are delighted to have you visit our website; our team of experts ensures that we use only the finest materials and techniques to produce the highest quality results for your project. We work hand in hand with homeowners, builders, and architects across North America to ensure that all parties are completely happy with the results. Our services don't end at sourcing and importing materials; we can consult on color selection, technical specifications, and installation.
Available as reclaimed, heritage roofing stone, rough slabs, or loose stone for walls, our network around the UK will source the perfect material for your project.
Cotswold Stone Roof Styles
Cotswold stone roofs come in a wide range of natural colors, thicknesses, and sizes. Our stone can be roughly split or produced as a thick slab. Our Heritage products offer all of the beauty of the classic split stone without the headaches that come with sourcing, shipping, sorting, and installing reclaimed Cotswold stone. With over 20 years of use across North America, Conservation and Old Quarried have a proven use history.
Old Quarried Stone
A little bit of background
Cotswold Stone History.
The Cotswolds is a rural area in south-central England filled with rolling farmland, country lanes, and quaint villages. This area is known for its creamy golden limestone, used extensively on walls and roofs dating back to the Romans. This limestone or Cotswold stone is rich in color and character with a chamfered split edge or saw-cut thicker hard edge. Stones can be 24” in plus length and up to 2” in thickness.
As the world evolved, so did architectural styles, and the Cotswold stone quarries started to close. As the material became hard to find, an alternative process was developed; casting. With molds cast from original Cotswold stones, the new "Heritage" materials kept all of the best texture, color, and finish but removed the details, which increased the installation time and cost. Heritage materials such as Conservation and Old Quarried can be used in most climates, with ASTM and CSA testing. All stones come neatly sorted and packed in crates, ready to use without additional sorting or grading. With over twenty years of importing Heritage Cotswold Stone Roofs, we're proud to continue the tradition of this roofing style.
Conservation: Our most popular option is a multi-size, multi-width rough surface stone that replicates the look of a natural Cotswold stone roof. This stone is offered for graduated installation using up to ten unique lengths and widths. Conservation is produced from 100's molds cast from natural Cotswold stones. This casting method ensures the authenticity of the material and prevents any repetition on the roof. ASTM Grade 1 certified for use across North America.
Old Quarried: Cast with square edges, a smooth surface, and a generous 1.5”+ thickness, this stone slab is usually found in the northern parts of the Cotswolds. These roofs create a heavy slab stone look with sharp horizontal lines and smooth surfaces. Installed by graduating the stone sizes and available to be installed directly to the roof deck. Colors range from weathered buffs and now custom darker colors on application. ASTM Grade 1 certified for use across North America.
Reclaimed Stone: Interested in the most authentic Cotswold stone roof for your project? Look no further, as we can source and import reclaimed and new Cotswold stone. With their split finish, these stones are the most rustic and often installed on battens. Colors range from rich golden creams to weathered browns and grays.