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Product Focus: Heritage Portland Stone Bricks

Posted on 17th May 2024

When considering materials for constructing a natural stone wall or adding distinctive features to your garden or patio, Heritage Portland Stone bricks offer unparalleled elegance and robustness. 

Extracted from the historic quarries of Portland in Dorset, these bricks not only bring a touch of sophistication to any project but also promise durability and strength. 

Let’s delve into how Heritage Portland Stone can transform your outdoor spaces into a showcase of timeless beauty.

The Distinctive Appeal of Heritage Portland Stone Bricks

Heritage Portland Stone bricks are celebrated for their exceptional quality and aesthetic appeal. These bricks, commonly seen in the construction of the UK's most prestigious buildings, offer a unique white to cream colour that complements a wide range of exterior designs. The texture of these bricks is truly unique, featuring a complete geological range characteristic of Portland limestone, with visible shell elements that add depth and historical resonance to their appearance.

Technical Excellence and Durability

Heritage Portland Stone bricks are not just about good looks; they also boast impressive technical properties. With a compressive strength typically ranging from 40 to 60 MPa, these bricks align with the upper echelon of masonry materials, comparable to Class B engineering bricks. This makes them an ideal choice for structures requiring both aesthetic appeal and structural integrity.

  • Frost Resistant: These bricks withstand harsh weather conditions and are frost-resistant as per BS EN 12371 standards, ensuring they lose only about 15% strength even under severe frost cycles.
  • Fire Resistance: Classified as A1 for fire resistance, Heritage Portland Stone bricks provide an added layer of safety to your home, making them a prudent choice for fire-prone areas.
  • Size and Precision: Each brick is sawn on all six sides to precise dimensions of 215mm x 102mm x 65mm, ensuring uniformity and ease of use in various construction settings.

Versatility in Use

Heritage Portland Stone is typically used for luxury cladding but its application in creating natural stone walling for gardens, borders, or even as an elegant backdrop in outdoor living spaces is unmatched. Whether you're looking to construct a new garden boundary, enhance existing features, or create a striking entranceway, these bricks offer flexibility and style.

  • Design Flexibility: The uniform size and rich textural details of Portland Stone bricks allow for creative design and architecture, from contemporary to traditional.
  • Complementary Features: Match these bricks with other masonry elements such as cills, lintels, and quoins, which are also available, to create a coherent and visually appealing structure.

Environmental Considerations and Certifications

Opting for Heritage Portland Stone bricks means choosing a product that meets rigorous environmental and quality standards. All Albion Stone’s production is certified to the ISO 9001 kitemark, guaranteeing that the quality management systems employed are of the highest standard.

  • Sustainability: By using a natural stone that is sourced responsibly and produced with a commitment to environmental standards, you are making an eco-friendly choice that minimises your ecological footprint.

Installation and Maintenance

Installing Portland Stone bricks requires precision and understanding of masonry techniques to fully capitalise on their beauty and durability. Although robust, regular maintenance such as gentle cleaning without harsh chemicals and periodic inspections will help preserve the stone’s natural beauty and integrity over time.

  • Cleaning Tips: Use mild, non-acidic cleaning agents and soft brushes to clean the bricks, avoiding abrasive techniques that could damage the stone’s surface.


Heritage Portland Stone bricks represent the pinnacle of natural stone walling options, providing durability, safety, and a timeless aesthetic that can elevate any outdoor space. As we increasingly look for ways to blend beauty with functionality in our living environments, these bricks offer an ideal solution. 

Exploring our full walling range here to and imagine the possibilities they bring to your outdoor designs.

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