New Photos: Glen Osmond Landscaping

The boys @ Glen Osmond Landscaping have sent through some photos of a job they did a while back. They have turned what was an almost unmaintainable sloped incline into a beautiful terraced garden. This increases the usability of the land at the top and bottom of the slope, as well as increasing safety and visual effect.

Checkout their profile page for more photos and contact info


Glen Osmond Landscaping - 0417 825 308-4

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New Photos: Coastal Landscapes and Fencing

Coastal Landscapes and Fencing have sent though some new photos of projects completed using our stone. As shown below they have created a garden retaining wall using our mixed Sawn Wallers in a dry stack configuration. The vivid green of the plants above really complement the stone and make it stand out.

Have a look at their profile page for more photos and how to get in touch with them. Coastal Landscapes and Fencing click here

Coastal Landscapes And Fencing - (08) 8552 3588-2

Coastal Landscapes And Fencing - (08) 8552 3588-1

Basket Range Sandstone Newsletter Vol 9 – 2018

In this Issue:

  • Introduction
  • Product In Profile
    Stone Bricks
  • Product in profile
    Sawn Wallers
  • Completed Projects

G’day Everyone,

In this issue, we have a look at 110mm Sandstone Bricks and Sawn Wallers from Basket Range. We also have some great photos that have been sent in, which we hope will give you some inspiration.

We have had the privilege of supplying stone to match the original stonework on the historic Crafers Hotel to a new alfresco dining area.

We hope that you enjoy the articles.

All the best from BRS.

The Crafers Hotel stone is a Hen Pecked / Bush Hammered Veneer

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Roadworks to hit Greenhill Rd from the 3rd of April

Roadworks have been scheduled to perform significant repairs on Greenhill Rd at Carey Gully to rectify storm damage. Please refer to letter from DPTI below.

“Greenhill Road will be temporarily closed between Deviation Road and Tanahmerah Road,
Carey Gully, from Tuesday 3 April to late May 2018 (weather permitting), with traffic detoured
via Rangeview Road, Carey Gully Road, Gum Flat Road and Tanahmerah Road.

Businesses and residents on Greenhill Road will be able to access their property and are
asked to follow the directions of traffic management staff and obey all signage.

In the event of extreme weather, these works may be rescheduled.

If you require any further information please telephone DPTI on 1300 794 880 or email
dpti.communityrelations@sa.gov.au”

The only way into Carey Gully Sandstone is from the Balhannah end of Greenhill Rd, not far up from the end of the roadworks so it is relatively painless. Please drive through carefully obeying all road workers and signs.

Map Link to Basket Range Sandstone

Map Link to Carey Gully Sandstone

Please refer to the maps below for more info. It is recommended if you are coming up from town to use the Bridgewater freeway exit (refer to second map) to get to us easily.

New Photos: JRM Stonework

Jon from JRM Stonework has sent in some photos of his work. Please click on an image to visit his profile page, there you will find his contact details and more photos.

JRM Stonework - 0438 449 968-13
Basket Range Random Wallers Mortared, two tier retaining wall
JRM Stonework - 0438 449 968-9
Basket Range Sandstone Random Wallers, Traditional style dry stack retaining wall

New Photos: Phil Dawes from The Great Outdawes

Phil from The Great Outdawes has provided some beautiful photos of a landscape project he has completed using our stone. He has done a great job giving the customer a couple of flat areas to deal with a sloping block. With lighting and a water feature how can you go wrong, Well done Phil!

Please click on one of the images below to view his profile page for more photos.

Phil Dawes - 0439 751 281-2

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Roadworks commencing on Lobethal Rd from Monday 12th February

G’day,

Ashton and Basket Range are going to be hit with more road closures in February. This may affect your route to the quarry, as Adelaide to Lobethal Rd will be closed down for repair for up to 6 weeks. From Monday the 12th of Feb, the road works crew will have detours in place, but I have also included a map to give you an idea on how you can find us.

The detours will point you down either down Woods Hill Rd onto Tregarthen Rd and into Summertown. If you miss that one Stony Rise Rd will bring you up to Tregarthen Rd and into Summertown. You can then follow Greenhill Rd into Uraidla and turn off onto Basket Range Rd, opposite the pub.

All the best from BRS

Tour Down Under road closures, we are business as usual

The Tour Down Under is coming to town and is going to make it hard to get to the quarry on Wednesday 17th and Friday the 19th of January. On Wednesday there will be a rolling road block through Balhannah, so please be aware and have a look at the map at the bottom of the page for a different route. For the 19th please have a look at the below map and times for road closure details, and at the bottom of the page is a route that will get you to us on either day.

Your best bet to get to the quarry is to come via the Freeway, Bridgewater exit as shown in the map below

Sandstone cutting machines

Stone cutting machines, build them big to cut big stone. All of our stone is quarried on site at Basket Range Sandstone’s quarry in the majestic Adelaide Hills. Because we have a very fractured resource, our stone is extracted only using an 80 tonne excavator, no blasting required. This process leaves us with a lot of weirdly shaped rocks, not as flat and laminar as Carey Gully Sandstone, making it necessary to cut the rocks into a workable shape.

Sandstone cutting machine
A custom made gang saw, 4 x 1200mm blades, 120hp diesel motor, hydraulic speed control and blade height adjustment. 4 removable pods on a 10m long run. Perfect for making our building stone with spacers @ 110, 162 and 248mm
Custom made sandstone cutting saw
Custom made gang saw, 4 x 900mm diamond blades, 100hp diesel motor, electric trolley drive. Perfect for cutting our Sawn Wallers, with spacers set at 80 and 162mm