A Stonemason’s Pot of Gold
Stonehedge was contacted by Trish Gardner during the planning stage of her residential build on Kendalls Beach at Kiama. Some 80 tonne of stone was needed to help make her dream a reality. Little did we know at this stage that a pot of gold sat beneath the surface. Upon excavation of the site, we discovered truckloads of Kiama Basalt perfect for this project and set about bringing this dream into fruition.
A dry look fireplace in the main living area was constructed along with extensive retaining walls and planters that Trish says helps to ground the building and tie in with the heritage of the area.
A modern design gave an old home a new facelift combining the stonework of masons in the 1960,s style with an architectural twist.
Dry look Fireplace
Fast becoming the new wave of modern stonework - less mortar, more stone and combined with a fresh, modern build, we decided to create a dry look floating fireplace that combines rugged stone with a clean, crisp profile throughout
Some 35 tonne of stone was used to create this retaining/feature driveway wall complete with plantar. Very effective, the planting aids in softening the mass of stone.
The building site as it looks during construction. Good planning by Stonehedge means we can work in the smallest of residential sites where the safety of all involved is paramount.
We really appreciated the skill and professionalism of Brett’s work. He met with us in the planning phase of our project which was to design a dry stone fireplace and do extensive retaining walls in the style replicating the original 1960's stone work on the property. With Brett’s guidance throughout the project we managed to utilise the beautiful weathered basalt stone on site and create something that is truly spectacular and that has its own story to tell. As owners we wanted something that paid homage to the house's history and the history of the regions dry stone walling, Stonehedge provided that link. In practical terms Brett gave detailed quotes for different stages and was efficient in working on the site with other trades and was completely professional in our dealings with him. We would recommend him to anyone.
Trish Gardner and Alex Petersen