Category: Homeowner - New Builds

Landscaping Architecture – Consider Adding Form to Function with Porous Paving

When it comes to landscape architecture, designers are consistently tasked with creating a balance between the needs and wants of the public, as well as the limitations of the environment in which they are working.


Why Isn’t Porous Paving The Norm?

Porous paving is a technology from the 1800s that’s finally beginning to see some major use in Australia. This paving is essentially concrete, but without the fine sand and particulate matter that normally fills in the gaps to make it completely solid.


More Hills District Inspiration!

Expressing pride and the individual nature of your home with StoneSet is a trend being led by residents of the hills district in Sydney. Taking advantage of this relatively new and innovative way to harness the modern paving technology of binding loose stone with Polyurethane resin.


Spray Paving Overhaul

One of the main concerns from customers that have had spray-pave coatings is whether the 16mm resin bound stone topping may not grab hold of their existing smooth, spray coating which has already sealed the concrete.



Porous Paving in Lindfield

We’re often asked, what allowance does StoneSet receive for ‘porosity’ with Councils, specifically in regard to hard to soft landscaping ratios. In this project video, we speak with a home owner in Ku Ring Gai council who has just completed an immaculate build.


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.


Popular, Permeable, and Porous

Outdoor living areas like outdoor rooms, outdoor kitchens, fire pits, swimming pools, and hot tubs continue to grow in popularity. An essential part of these spaces is what’s underfoot. “Just as you wouldn’t buy a car without the tires, your clients aren’t getting a proper outdoor area without some beautiful hardscaping to pull it all together,” affirms an article from Total Landscape Care. These amenities can net a 75% return on investment when a house sells.


4 Unique Ways to Incorporate StoneSet Into Landscaping Designs For Your Clients

Are you looking for ways to offer more for your clients when doing landscaping design? StoneSet is a versatile product that can be used to give your work a unique look that clients will love.


3 Reasons to Use StoneSet to Enhance Your Home

Are you renovating or updating your home? Before pouring any concrete or laying paths, consider these three ways porous paving could benefit your project.


Green Home Building and Hardscaping

Green home building practices, now required by law in most places in Australia, consider the impacts of building and landscaping on the environment to improve built environments and to preserve the planet for future generations. Building and landscaping alter environments around, so residential building contractors need to make every effort possible to ensure that their building practices reduce impacts or improve the environment around the house they build.

Each house requires a driveway, front walk, entrance way or porch, and a back patio when built.That’s a lot of concrete! Concrete production is one of the largest contributors to increasing carbon emissions changing our climate. Eliminating concrete applications is one major way to save the planet.

The environment is StoneSet’s main concern in creating porous paving products for an extensive list of hardscaping applications that last and require no maintenance. Porous paving filters water to deeper into the soil and prevent those nasty run-off polluting rivers and streams.

When building a new driveway, the homeowner has overall responsibility for the building works on site, and reputable builders and trades are of course required, to be certified and abide by all environmental and safety rules with regard to construction.


  • StoneSet binds stone with a resin material that leaves natural voids between stones to allow water to pass through to water lawns, trees, and landscaping.
  • More water makes any environment healthier, and thus the family living there will thrive.
  • StoneSet’s 24 colours of natural stone and 6 colours of recycled glass please custom home designs where homeowners get to choose their colours.
  • Homeowners enjoy the option to contact us directly for hardscape designs beyond required paved surfaces that building contractors generally provide. They may wish to add StoneSet features like garden paths, equipment pads, grill pads, fountain pads, tree surrounds, gazebo or greenhouse floors, and more to add to builders’ options while construction is underway.
  • Address numerals inlaid into curbs increases the curb appeal and overall safety of your built communities.

  • Lighter colours of natural stone keep properties cooler in the hot Australian sun.
  • StoneSet is guaranteed for ten years, but designed to last for 25 years despite harsh conditions and no maintenance requirements.
  • StoneSet eliminates concrete applications, and eliminates the problems with concrete like cracking, crumbling, and discoloration.
  • StoneSet is aesthetically pleasing to the senses and complementary to any architectural design whether rustic, traditional, or contemporary, or futuristic.
  • Environmentally friendly StoneSet porous paving is the way to go for building contractors for cost-effective beautiful hardscaping.


Contact us to create StoneSet setting for your residential housing developments and to stop using concrete whenever you can.

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