Building stone homes with sandstone

Quarry Floor

Basket Range Sandstone has been supplying the South Australian market with quality building stone for over 100 years. Many of the sandstone houses in Adelaide have been built with our stone. All our stone is extracted from our quarry based in the Adelaide Hills. see map.

We are a family owned company employing local people to cut and shape South Australian sandstone.


Random Walling Building Stone

Reasons to build with stone

Hen Pecked Building Stone

Sandstone Fireplace


Step 1: Choose a finish

Basket Range Sandstone has many different finishes (Honed, Quarry or Rock face), all of which can be seen here. In addition to these, we can also match most existing sandstone finishes, whether you are looking to extend or adding a fence to match your house.

Standard Sizing
Standard Sizing

Step 2: Choose a Thickness

All of our finishes can be produced in both the block (110mm) and veneer (25mm), although we do recommend the block for a new building as it is easier to have the one trade do the work (Instead of a brickie to do the substrate and then a stonemason to lay the veneer). Our blocks are supplied in three different sizes to match standard 76mm brick coursing (248mm – three bricks high + 2 mortar joints, 162mm – two bricks high + 1 mortar joint and 76mm – one brick high), and then cut to random lengths.

Step 2: Choose a laying pattern

Once you have decided on a finish it is time to choose a laying pattern. The random ashlar pattern is used for a more classical stone home feel, whereas the stretcher bond pattern is used for a more modern feel.

Random Ashlar Pattern
Random Ashlar Pattern
Stretcher Bond Pattern
Stretcher Bond Pattern
Quarry Face Random Ashlar Pattern
Quarry Face Random Ashlar Pattern
Honed Stretcher Bond Pattern
Honed Stretcher Bond Pattern


Step 4: Builder/Stonemason

When building a house using stone it is important to have the right builder/stonemason to do the job. Please have a look at our list of builders and stonemasons for some suggestions.