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.
Reasons to build with stone
- Beauty & Strength
- Little or no maintenance
- High Thermal Inertia
- Low Embodied Energy
- For more benefits of building with stone (click here…)
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.
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.
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.