PIERRE FERME DE CAEN

DENSITY 2 280 kg/m3
COMPRESSION 40.1 Mpa
FLEXION 6 Mpa
DOWEL 754 N
POROSITY 15.9 %
FROST RESISTANCE   240 cycles

This stone from calvados region in France has been used since the 11th century on a large scale. It was the time of Guillaume le Conqerant that Caen was extracted for the first time and used to build several chateaus and grand abbeys. After the coquest of England in 1066, the stone was exported there and used to build several well known historic buildings such as Tower of London, Abbey of Westminister, Cathedral of Canterbury.

Currently, the stone is used for contruction of large houses, façade of buildings and principally for restoring the old monuments. In the USA, the St. Patrick's Cathedral (Manhattan, New York) has been built entirely in Caen and standing the extreme weather since 1878. The ageless and timeless stone has would give the charm and grace to special projects to create histories.

PLACE OF EXTRACTION Cintheaux (14680)
CAPACITY up to 4500 m3 per year
GENERAL EXTRACTION  
AVERAGE DIMENSIONS OF BLOCKS   160 (length) x 120 (width) x 110 (height)
AVERAGE DIMENSIONS OF SLABS 160 x 110 cm
GRAINS fine grain on uniform white creamy background with little sized holes
FINISHES honed, bush-hammered & brushed
APPLICATION interior & exterior
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