Sandstone here on Mallorca and a lot of countries and islands on the outskirts the Mediterranean sea, has been used to create some wonderful architectural features.
When concrete was not around nor steel, arches were made to hold up churches and wine cellar roofs . Even small lintels around windows and doors, sandstone was used to great effect.
We do the same here at AWC (Anthony walton Construcciones), a lot of our new builds and renovations use sandstone in their structural make up . We also use sandstone as decoration and to recreate an old or rustic look on a facade, ceilings or columns.
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