Stone Cladding: Types, Costs, Plus How It’s Installed

a self build home with a stone cladding exterior
(Image credit: Wild-Stone)

Stone cladding is a popular choice for many self builds and extensions, especially in rural settings and areas where stone is a large part of the vernacular of local buildings —  a quick and effective alternative to traditional methods of building with natural stone. 

However, stone cladding is also a great choice for a modern home design that’s sympathetic to its surroundings, with many sleek and contemporary options for cladding your home with stone available. 

Hugh Metcalf

Hugh is editor of sister title and former digital editor of He has worked on a range of home, design and property magazines, including Grand Designs, Essential Kitchens, Bathrooms, Bedrooms and Good Homes. Hugh has developed a passion for modern architecture and green homes, and moonlights as an interior designer, having designed and managed projects ranging from single rooms to whole house renovations and large extensions. He's currently renovating his own Victorian terrace in Essex, DIYing as much of the work as possible. He's recently finished his kitchen renovation, which involved knocking through walls, and landscaping a courtyard garden, and is currently working on a bathroom renovation.