Category: Case Study & General

BIRD CONTROL WITH GRAVEL BINDER

Bird netting has come under fire recently – with photos like this Tasmanian salmon netting. We take a look at this medical facility in St Leonards where bird netting would have been unsightly, especially if birds were to become entangled. A far smarter solution is to stop birds being able to pick up the stone using Pour’On gravel binder – retaining the buildings modern, cleaner look

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StoneSet for Beer Gardens!

It’s thirsty work being a tree in the pub beer garden! We take a look at this water smart installation of StoneSet DIY kits to pave sections of the courtyard at the Crossroads Hotel Narrabri. There were a number of unexpected advantages using StoneSet on this project. Mainly – locals, visitors and even trees can now quench their thirst in leafy comfort

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Subsurface Drainage

Innovative subsurface drainage solution using porous paving! We take a look at this library foyer, with porous paving as effectively one large draining surface. Rain channeled to larger drainage gravel pits, to stormwater services below.

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Pathway Form meets Function

Landscaping form and function! StoneSet’s natural ‘Tan’ stone chosen specifically for pathways at a community park in Berrima to “preserve and maintain it’s heritage style by utilising an appropriate palette of materials and colours.”

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How to lay pavers? Don’t use pavers!

The 2020 search phase “Coronavirus near me” will undoubtedly dwarf the number of 2019 google searches for “Fires near me”, which came in as the most popular trending phrase of the year on google by Australians at the end of 2019.

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D-I-Y.. Y-Not? 

Australia’s spending habits have changed dramatically during April 2020. We review some of the more popular DIY paving projects home owners have taken on as they remain house-bound during lock down.

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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…)

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

2014 BPN Sustainability Awards Dinner

This year’s sustainability awards, hosted by Building Product News at the stunning Doltone House, Sydney, showcased some of the highest quality and environmentally driven projects completed of late.  (more…)

Roof top refurbishment

The 13 storey Melbourne city complex, Fawkner Towers, was in need of a refurbishment to the popular roof top areas. The dated terracotta tiles were no longer in-line with the evolving atmosphere, and a change had to be made.
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