Buildings

Obernkirchener Sandstein® is durable. Even the most detailed design elements withstand environmental impacts for generations. It requires no maintenance, no chemical treatment and endures without structural protection. This longevity also saves on costs.

Obernkirchener Sandstein® is a practically environmentally neutral building material that exudes tradition, warmth and elegance. It features excellent technical values: it has a dry density comparable to normal concrete and has a four times higher compressive strength than a C20/25.

Balusters

Balusters (derived from the Greek word for the pomegranate flower) are short columns, normally with a round cross section. They are also called "rungs of a ladder".

Closers

Closers are flat, frost-resistant sandstone tiles used to cover walls. Traditionally, they are about 20mm thick. We break them up specifically for this use, in order to create the characteristic broken surface.

Columns

A column is a perpendicular, free-standing support. Columns classically support rooftops, gables, arches or arcades of a building, either replacing walls completely or only partially.

Cover plates

Cover plates made of Obernkirchener Sandstein® act simultaneously as design elements and constructive protection.

Custom pieces

Stone carvings in Obernkirchen have a thousand-year tradition that has been passed down from generation to generation. Even today we make sure that our employees learn to master the fine art of stone carving.

Facade panels

Obernkirchener Sandstein® facades are durable, resistant to environmental impacts and only require a small amount of optical care.

Facing bricks

Facing masonry is the weather-resistant outer shell of a building, which serves no structural purpose. Obernkirchener Sandstein® is particularly suited for this kind of structure.

Floor plates

Sandstone floor coverings are timeless. Generally, sandstone is considered open-pored and soft - worn down steps and well-sanded surfaces are a frequent occurrence. But Obernkirchener Sandstein® is a clear exception.

Spheres

The sphere is a classic yet timeless form. In architecture it serves as decoration on rooftops or at the foot of the stairs, in gardens and landscaping, as an ornament in flowerbeds or as a design element.

Staircases

Stairs are levels that go up or down to enable a comfortable and slip-resistant way to overcome height differences.

Wall stones

Wall stones are used in all different kinds of walls. Classic dry stone or quarry-stone walls in the garden, fixed over one or two layers with mortar, help to divide spaces or provide a boundary to a plot of land.

Window sills and cornices

Cornices are an old and important design element in European architecture. They also have a purpose in terms of construction. They protect the wall below from the weather.