With 12v low voltage conduit poking through the brick piers, under pathways and driveways, each pier is made from solid brick and was rendered without any trim– the old fashioned way of squaring your rendered corners.
The 15mm thick lime render is finished with a special mix utilising a smaller particle size. This enables the sharp corners to offset a smooth rendered finish.
As a finished shot, the piers were painted, in-filled with timber slats and light fixtures placed on top.
Here some of our other fences we have completed over the years;
Faraday Avenue, Rose Bay is one of Sydney’s best looking streets. Closely situated to the city, the eastern suburbs has so many beautiful stone features. With a combination of stone from Balmain, Drummoyne and Gosford (Mount White), the stone blends well with it’s neutral tones.
The front fence as featured above took two months to complete. This had occured after six months after the rear fence and pool surrounds, pictured below, were completed.
The owners had such a beautiful house that magazines would regularly utilise their premises. The wall pictured below was used in a Freedom Furniture advert at that time.
Wayback Wednesday: In 2013, we completed design of handcarved stone elements and assisted another stonemasonry contractor to install over 300m2 of Bamstone Bluestone cladding from Port Fairy, VIC.
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The builder onsite was so happy with our input and work method that after the other stone contractor had left site, we completed installation. A sure sign that we perform. We don’t just stand around and get paid by the hour!
The above limestone is from WA. The important thing to remember when working with soft types of limestone such as this is to reinforce any overhead arch to provide extra support. The neutral colours of the stone facade and fence balance well with strong blacks or dark greys.