Pennant stone for paving from the Royal Forest of Dean has been used on a variety of historically important projects such as Hampton Court and the interior of St Johns and Exeter Colleges at Oxford University. More recently, Pennant Paving has been laid at Cheltenham Ladies College, The British Empire Museum in Bristol, Cardiff Memorial Park, Bristol and Gloucester Docks, Maesteg Town Centre, Minehead High Street, St Johns Church yard in Cardiff and Tewkesbury Town Centre.
The quarry has over 70 years of blue and mixed colour pennant stone reserves.
Royal Forest Pennant paving stone is normally supplied with a standard diamond sawn finish. The stone is strong, extremely durable with a naturally high slip/skid resistance. However pennant paving can also be specified with a shot blasted surface finish which gives the stone a different surface texture and provides an even greater slip/skid resistance. This is extremely useful for use on steps and slopes.
Pennant stone is normally diamond sawn into random lengths in standard gauge widths i.e. 200, 300, 350, 400, 450 and 600mm.
Traditionally it is supplied to a 40, 50, 60 or 75mm thickness.
However where the stone is specified for internal use it is possible to reduce the thickness to 25mm.
Other gauge widths, lengths and thicknesses can be sawn to meet customer's specific requirements.
Stone setts, tactile and corduroy paving elements are also available together with a variety of kerbs and accessories.