We have a grade 2 listed gate house built in local Wealden sandstone and rendered first storey with clay tiles.
We were to build the new extensions in the same local stone with the furst floor in an off white render. Though the proce of the stone has shot uo to almost £700m2! Which means we can no longer afford to use this material.
We are stuck, unable to decide on an alternative material. Do we use a sand coloured brick to give a colour match, or do we use a contrastig red brick. Or do we render both ground and first floor new extensions?
Any help or suggestions would be grately appreciated.