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Types of Stone for Self Build Houses

ProAktive www.selfbuildinsure.co.uk TYPES OF STONE FOR SELF BUILD HOUSES Stone has always been a popular building material but it is becoming more commonly utilised on modern self build homes. Stone not only looks great on a self build home but it is also very hard wearing and has a high thermal mass meaning it can help to passively heat and cool the inside of your home. Flint Flint is not often found on new buildings, but it can be used as a cladding material that looks great and can really make a house fit into the surrounding landscape. Flint is also durable and is often used in conjunction with brick when building homes. Drystone Technique Dry stone is often used for walling in rural areas, but some people have started to use the technique for self build homes. Dry stone technique can give a rugged feel to the property especially in rural locations. Limestone Pebbles Limestone pebbles can be inset into the rendered exterior of a property. This gives the outside of the house a rough look and tactility as well as changing the colour of the exterior walls. Local Stone Local stone can be sourced from quarries in the surrounding area or even recycled from old buildings that have been demolished. There are often regional varieties to common stones such as sandstone and these stones can ensure your building fits in with the local architecture. Ragstone Ragstone is a traditional building material from Kent that was used for a lot of London and the southern counties. Ragstone has a course texture that can give a building a rugged look. Self Build Insurance Before starting any self build project it is important to have the right level of self build insurance in place, to offer extra peace of mind and protection against any potential risks and pitfalls. ProAktive are leading providers of self build insurance and site insurance coverage, which is suitable for all types of construction, including brick and block, timber frame, SP panels, ICF, cob and many others. As standard, their self build insurance and site insurance cover includes: • Employers liability insurance at £10 million • Public liability insurance at £5 million • Contract works insurance - cover for self build during construction • Plant and tools owned by the proposer at £30,000 • Optional tools and personal effects owned by the employees at £2,000 • Optional site huts and caravans at £30,000, inclusive of £5,000 for contents To find out more about self build insurance please visit: www.selfbuildinsure.co.uk/self-build-insurance ProAktive Doncaster: 01302 346 831 | Follow us O00 www.selfbuildinsure.co.uk

Types of Stone for Self Build Houses

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Stone has always been a popular building material but it is becoming more commonly utilised on modern self build homes. Stone not only looks great on a self build home but it is also very hard wearing...

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