Category: Courtyard Paving

Invite Your Customers to Linger with StoneSet

The next time you enter your business, take a moment to look at the exterior. If the entrance and landscaping look outdated or ordinary, potential customers may just walk on by. To attract new business and provide a greater, aesthetic experience for your customers, consider the modern trend of placemaking.


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


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.


Hazelbrook Station Upgrade

A station refurbishment at Hazelbrook was part of an upgrade of the Great Western Highway at Lawson. One aspect of the works, was to improve the aesthetics of the existing concrete pathways.  (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.

StoneSet CBD roof tops to absorb heat

Rooftop stones and ballast are used to reflect the harsh UV from underlying waterproofing and reflect light. So why would you use black stone that absorb heat? (more…)

StoneSet – Large Scale Project Misconceptions Debunked

Loose gravel and garden stones are very popular in the landscaping world. They look nice, add dimension and they are easier to maintain then mulch. But you may not always consider it for your larger projects, as it may seem too costly in both actual cost and in time. StoneSet is however, an affordable solution and can be laid quite quickly – with 150m2 easily installed per day.

With StoneSet Porous Paving, you can have the best of  both worlds.  In short, ever even large-scale projects can use StoneSet to have a positive effect on not only our own environment but the whole planet. And the best thing? It isn’t nearly as costly as you may think.


Laying a porous paving for commercial use probably takes less time than you think. Although it varies from project to project, consider this: at the Sydney Observatory we paved over 1000m2  to our high quality standards in only 10 days. The paving was placed to seamlessly fit in with the heritage nature of the site, while meeting the accessibility requirements of today. Our porous paving was a perfect alternative that matched the existing red granite but offered a long lasting, low maintenance and easy to traffic solution.

StoneSet Porous Paving is also much more suitable for commercial projects and heavy-traffic use than you may have considered. Whilst the pavements remains fully porous strength is not compromised and yes, large trucks can drive on it. Consequently, StoneSet can improve yours hard to soft landscape ratio.

How we do we do this? By using a resin and aggregate blend that provides a surface with a high enough void content to allow rain water to permeate, reaching up to 96ltrs/m2/second. Building from the bottom we compact 3 layers of no fines road base. We then top this with a layer of 52 mm recycled plastic Gravel/Drainage Cell, which is backfilled with 6-10mm recycled aggregate. Finally, StoneSet is applied over the top at 25 mm depth. Leaving you with an incredibly sturdy layer for even the heaviest of use.


StoneSet is suitable for a large variety of different implementations. Whatever your paving project, we have you covered:

  • Driveways
  • Pathways
  • Tree Surrounds
  • Courtyards
  • Playground
  • Pool Surrounds
  • Art Features

Please feel free to contact us with any of your questions, and check out our blog for even more ideas and creative ways to use StoneSet.

StoneSet Applications for Religious Centers

Religious centers such as temples, churches, and mosques, central to communities, should offer a refuge from the “concrete jungle” of the city. Concrete detracts from the beauty of natural materials used in religious buildings, while natural stone landscaping compliments the connection between the earth and spirituality.


Homeowners, Find Paradise in Your Own Backyard with Hardscaping

After a busy day at the office and a long commute home, homeowners want to escape the hectic pace of life more than ever. This is why a growing number of them are looking no further than their own backyard to plan their escape. A new trend called hardscaping is inspiring homeowners to change outdoor spaces from dreary to divine.


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StoneSet Patios for Outdoor Restaurant Dining

In the restaurant industry, outdoor seating is becoming increasingly popular by utilising the space to create an appealing environment for guests and to increase the bottom line.