Stone cladding for external walls

All4walls apply natural stone cladding to a Detached part stone-part rendered house

This detached 1990’s house near Leeds was originally built using a combination of natural stone and cheaper block work.

After a few years it was extended with just concrete blocks which were rendered and painted. Not very happy with the appearance of the property the new owners decided to have some natural stone cladding appiled to the walls.

After using google and searching real natural stone cladding, they came across the all4walls web site site. After our survey we designed the natural stone cladding system to ensure the stone pattern would match and run in line with the existing natural stone.

Artificial stone cladding would not have been suitable for matching the natural beauty of the original real stone used in the construction

The natural stone cladding was cut and dressed into 140mm high by random length pieces 
The actual stone cladding material is the same stone that was used in the original build, (Yorkshire gritstone).

Real natural stone cladding is the same as traditional natural stone walling that you would build a house from.

The stone cladding we specify is just thinner (the stone slips are about 20-25mm thick).

The painted render was mechanically removed, the surface was then meshed with stainless steel lath. The natural stone facing was bonded to the mesh background using a specialist polymer adhesive. The natural stone cladding incorporated a thin damp proof membrane which runs in line with the existing DPM. The stone cladding was pointed with a mix of four parts sharp sand and one part hydrated lime and OPC. Corners were mitred and glued.

To provide a similar hue to the stone cladding some of the stone dust from the cuts was mixed into the adhesive.

This select property has now been transformed into a beautiful natural stone home

See our other page for more information on Natural stone cladding