A blend of traditional and modern techniques
Stone cladding products are fast becoming the new wave of masonry. Used where traditional block does not allow or budget does not provide for. Widely regarded as the material of choice in Sydney, Sandstone was used to envelope the first storey of this residence in Vaucluse.
Due to the weight of individual pieces of sandstone and a timeframe of 8 weeks, we opted for a modern mechanical fixing method known as Stoneclip, where by each piece of sandstone is fixed to the substrate and supported by its own weight without the need for glue.
The result – A fresh look and feel, sympathetic to the area that combines tradition with modern materials
3 Storey Feature wall
The sandstone feature wall in the stair well extends all 3 storeys of the house. Appearing as a solid sandstone wall, this 50mm thick rockfaced cladding was installed using the unique stoneclip method.
The Wrap Around
Sandstone cladding was used extensively to envelope the first storey, combining modern techniques with the heritage of one of Sydney’s oldest suburbs.
Front of House
Carrying through to the front courtyard, the sandstone cladding shows the versatility of product allowing lighting and other connections to be installed. The sandstone aids in lifting the dwelling out of the ground