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Unlock Great Pricing

Thankfully Lockdowns are being eased as the light at the end of the tunnel appears for Australia. Before business conditions return to normal, we’re giving you even more motivation to get that old cracked driveway solved or finish off the DIY paving project you’ve been planning. (more…)

Resealing Maintenance? What’s that?!

We take a deeper dive into the world of concrete sealers and driveway maintenance. Particularly relevant for homeowners looking at investing in a new exposed aggregate driveways. StoneSet’s 10 year warranty of no loose stone means you save thousands of dollars avoiding maintenance and re-sealing programs.

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#theDrivewayProject Drives sense of Community!

Strict social distancing and mass cancellation of events across Australian has seen photographers lose work whilst families are yearning to reconnect with community. An innovative new trend to capture family portraits on our driveways is documenting this new way of life, as we all find ways to remain connected with our communities during lockdown.

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Operations adapted to Coronavirus

StoneSet have adapted a small number of operational changes in response to the corporate responsibility of Australian Small business to help stop the spread of Coronavirus. For the most part, our communication with you and fulfilment of orders remain unchanged.

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Fix ugly old driveway strips

For many of us, the ugly old ribbon strip driveway is an unfortunate reality every morning we get in the car. Too often for homeowners, this type of paving problem is relegated right down the bottom of a homeowners never-ending ‘Santa’ style to do list .. “I’m going to get around to this one day” or more optimistically “once I win lotto”.

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Stocklands at Murrays Beach

 

The inspiring Stocklands development at Murrays Beach, Lake Macquarie is growing rapidly as more people discover the joys of this beautiful area.

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Kiama Tree Surrounds four years on

Four years ago, in readiness for Kiama’s 100 year celebrations, the council asked StoneSet to install Terracotta resin bound paving to the tree surrounds on Terralong Street. (more…)

Flinders Street Station, Melbourne

According to the Australian Design Review, it has been announced that the jury had unanimously voted for the HASSELL and Herzog & de Meuron proposal in the Flinders Street Station design competition, while Velasquez, Pineda & Medina had been victorious in the People’s Choice Award. (more…)

5 reasons why porous paving is the greener choice

Porous paving is widely used across Europe and is becoming more prominent in Australia and New Zealand and here is why: (more…)

Driveway Renovation and Resurfacing

StoneSet recently completed works at a property in the NSW Central Coast to overlay an old concrete tiled driveway.

As part of the property renovation the driveway was extended either side of the existing concrete slab. Originally it was thought that the only way to achieve a high quality finish to the driveway was to completely remove the existing tiles and slab and start completely from scratch. With landfill waste costs and environmental considerations this was not deemed the right course of action so after contacting StoneSet it was decided that an overlay of the concrete using 6mm Charcoal would give the finish best matched to the properties new look.

Before Tiles
Plan is to extend the drive to the boundary

Before StoneSet Tiled Driveway jpg
30 year old tiled driveway

Concrete overlay
Reflective expansion joints installed

 

The installation took just 2 days which including the installation of aluminium control joints to reflect most the expansion joints in the concrete, followed by the pour of the 16mm StoneSet layer.

Some great feedback from the project designer…
“We selected to use StoneSet as it is a product that purposely can renovate existing driveways. By using StoneSet we were able to retain the existing concrete driveway. We could reshape where necessary by adding new concrete pieces changing the footprint to suit the new renovations of the dwelling.

 

The StoneSet topping was considered the most cost effective way of renovating the driveway, saving the client $15,000-$20,000 when compared with the cost of removing the existing concrete drive and replacing with a new. The product’s great warranty also influenced our decision.

 

The finish of the StoneSet product is superior, provides a high quality finish which compliments the renovations of the dwelling. The feedback from anyone who views the driveway, has been surprised that it is actually a renovation to an old driveway, as it looks brand new.” – Louise Williams LAW Building Design

A range of finishes are available from StoneSet, we have grey tones, brown tones, whites, yellow, greens and many more natural Australian stone, gravel and pebbles.

Finished with pool