Stonemasonry

Working with stone is one of our specialties and something we love to do. There is just something about stone, with its unique natural character and timeless style.

We take pride in doing these stunning natural materials justice, and our experienced workmanship and careful attention to detail is obvious in the beautiful finished result. Through our industry knowledge and experience we understand the importance of using the proper methods and best suited materials.

Stone is an excellent choice for all projects including stone paving, flagging, pool coping and surrounds, steps, water features, outdoor kitchens and BBQ areas, and feature wall cladding.

Nature Coast Landscapes can also help you with your indoor stone cladding needs such as fireplaces, chimneys, and feature walls.

Indoor Chimney in Granite Stackstone

Natural stone adds character and style through its natural variation and achieves a classic look that is durable, non-slip and will not fade through exposure to the weather or general wear and tear. Whether renovating your home or completing a new project, natural stone is not only great value for money, it is available in a variety of textures and colours. Stone is hard wearing and timeless in character, great for use on footpaths, heavy trafficable areas or as a feature in general landscaping.

Nature Coast Landscapes can source a huge range of stone to compliment any surroundings, and we also provide a custom design service for those who require a unique shape, size or finish.

We have years of experience with stonemasonry and have taken the time to source the highest quality stone for our clients, including the currently very popular Stack Stone and Travertine. 1st quality selection, high density, careful size calibration and expert laying are crucial elements to achieving a beautiful finish at your home.

Lately we’ve been working with some high-quality Travertine and Granite. Our chosen Olympus Travertine tiles are cut to a superior thickness, a core quality indicator that the Travertine we use is one of the best in its class.

Olympus Travertine & Black Granite

Stone pavers are great for all landscape projects and most are extremely weather and salt tolerant which makes them an obvious choice for swimming pools and coastal homes. Take the time to see the difference that distinguishes stone from the rest and be rewarded.

Give us a call to discuss the specifications for your project, we provide professional advice  and quality product at competitive prices.

Some Popular Types of Stone:

Stackstone Feature Wall

STONE WALL CLADDING – STACKSTONE
FEATURES:
• Various colours & styles available
• Great for feature walls including water features
• Adds natural character
• Contemporary look
Natural Stack Stone cladding can be hand split from premium slate, granite, bluestone or quartz. Available in a large variety of colour tones, shapes and sizes, stone wall cladding will compliment any landscape design from formal to natural.
We work with a lot of Stack Stone in feature walls, chimneys, retaining walls, water features, pool environments, stair risers and planter boxes. Stack Stone can be used to give an existing structure a makeover, or we can construct anything from scratch to suit your needs. There are various forms with the effect of a very natural looking stone mason’s dry wall. A cost effective way to transform your walls into real stone walls, suitable for indoor, outdoor walls and wet or salty environments such as pool surrounds or coastal locations.

Stackstone Chimney, Durras

Granite Stackstone Chimney, Durras

TRAVERTINE
FEATURES:
• Premium quality stone
• Available in a range of colours, mostly cream / tan / ivory
• Salt tolerant, ideal for coastal environments
• Provides a timeless look and is ideal for pool surrounds and patios

The Ancient Romans mined deposits of travertine for building temples, aqueducts, monuments, bath complexes, and amphitheaters such as the Colosseum, the largest building in the world constructed mostly of travertine. Travertine is one of several natural stones that are used for paving patios and garden paths. It is sometimes known as travertine limestone or travertine marble; these are the same stone, although travertine is classified properly as a type of limestone, not marble. The stone is characterised by naturally occurring pitted holes and troughs in its surface.

Olympus Travertine

GRANITE
FEATURES:
• Premium quality stone
• Large range of colours & sizes
• Very durable & hard wearing stone
• Provides a stunning look and is ideal for any residential or commercial project.

Granite is an igneous stone formed from liquid magma that is hardened over thousands of years under extreme pressure deep beneath the earth’s surface. From ancient times to recent years, granite has been used for structural building to kitchen bench tops due to it’s durability and hard wearing properties making it an excellent choice for outdoor paving and cladding. Granite is available in a variety of colours and textures and can be shaped and cut to any size. Granite is a beautiful and dense premium stone making it an ideal choice for both residential and commercial projects whether the design is contemporary or traditional.

Granite has all the good quality, hard wearing characteristics that are associated with stone. Its colours make it adaptable to integrate into existing or new landscaping plans. It is usually flamed or exfoliated which gives it a gentle sparkle under sunlight. This finish provides a non-slip surface for safety but is by no means harsh. Like travertine, it also stands up very well in salt water and ocean side environments.

Black Granite

SANDSTONE
FEATURES:
• Various finishes available
• Available in tiles, pavers & bullnose
• Calibrated for consistent thickness
• Premium quality, timeless character

Sandstone is a sedimentary stone formed in the layers of sand buried beneath the earth. Once it has accumulated, sandstone forms when the sand is compacted by the pressure of overlying deposits and cemented by the precipitation of minerals within the pore spaces between the sand grains. It is within this process that leaf, plant and in some cases animal fossils form on the surface of split sandstone pavers. Sandstone is available in a variety of colours, sizes and textures. Its character and timeless look make it one of the most popular selections for outdoor and indoor use.

BLUESTONE (BASALT)

FEATURES:
• Wide range of finishes & shapes available
• Premium quality
• Dense & very durable
• Provides a classic look and is ideal for any residential or commercial project.

Basalt is an igneous stone formed from the liquid magma that has flowed onto the earth’s surface following a volcanic eruption. Due to the grey and blue tones of the stone, basalt is commonly referred to as “Bluestone”. In Victoria, due to its durable and hard wearing properties, Bluestone has been the product of choice for footpaths, curbs and driveways in the Melbourne CBD since the 1800’s.  Bluestone is available in a range of shapes, sizes and finishes and due to its high density and neutral colour it is the perfect choice for both residential and commercial projects.

Bluestone steppers are random in shape and are available in several sizes. The surface of these stepstones are sawn and edges are randomly rounded which creates a rustic look for crazy paving or as natural stepping stones for pathways, under pots or as a feature in any garden.

LIMESTONE
FEATURES:
• Dense & very durable
• Less porous than other stone
• Available in paving, tiles, bullnoses & crazy pave

Limestone is a very popular paving product as it is hard, durable and less porous than other products in the market, making it less susceptible to staining. Natural limestone has been millions of years in the making and nature has created this versatile and durable stone with character which cannot be offered by stereotyped and mass produced products. The minor variations in the appearance of the face of each paver adds aesthetic appeal to many aspects of home building and improvements.

SLATE
FEATURES:
• Wide range of colours & finishes available
• Easy to maintain
• Dense & very durable

Slate is a very dense fine-grained sedimentary stone with similar properties to limestone and forms from shale-type rock composed of clay and volcanic ash. The result is a foliated, layered stone with a natural appearance that is frequently light and dark grey in colour with variations of purple, green, cyan and brown. Due to it’s low tendency to absorb water, slate is easy to maintain with or without the application of a sealer making it a good choice for all high use areas both indoor or outdoor.

Contact Us for further information on our custom design service, and how cost effective a stunning stone solution could be in your environment.