Sandstone Fences make great Stone Features – Featured in Freedom Furniture advertisement

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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.

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Bluestone Cladding in Armadale – Stone Features, Custom Design

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.

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!

Have excessive wall cracking? You might need to fix the reactive soil under the house slab

Australia is one of the driest places on earth. If your house slab is built on highly reactive clay soil types, the expansion and contraction of the clay may cause differential settlement within the sub base region under your house slab and also contribute to large crack formations in your brick masonry walls.

If this is the case then underpinning may not be the only remedy needed. We also utilise a technique known as slurry diaphragm walling to prevent water loss through lateral hydrodisplacement. In other words, a trench is made, and filled using a suspension mixture of bentonite, clay and possibly cement if required.

The soil bentonite slurry wall inhibits water transfer and protects the sub base area underneath your house. This inhibits differential settlement and subsequent cracking there under.

If you have type 2 clayey soil under your house then the diaphragm slurry wall method maybe your best bet. Give us a call on 0499330772 or send us through an email at melbournebrickrepair@gmail.com for further information.

We restore Melbourne’s Favorite Heritage Buildings – GPO Melbourne

Whilst being involved with a major Melbourne Heritage Building Company, G.H. Veitch Stonemasons assisted with the facade restoration carried out in 2012 on the fantastic French-provinical-styled GPO in Melbourne CBD.

Let us carve your new external facade architectural stone features in Sandstone,  Bluestone or Limestone