Stacked Stone Retaining Wall

Outdoor Stacked Stone – Garden Retaining Wall

The dramatic effect has been created using outdoor stacked stone on this garden sloping retaining wall next to the driveway entrance.

Stacked stone/Stone veneer is used as a protective and decorative covering for exterior or interior vertical walls and surfaces. The veneer is typically 1 inch thick and must weigh less than 15 pounds per square foot (73 kg/m2) so that no additional structural supports will be required.

The advantages of natural stacked stone/stone veneer over manufactured stone are:

  • Durability (real stone will not fade or crack over time. It lasts for centuries)
  • Aesthetics (Made by Mother Nature, its look is generally viewed as superior to the man-made painted cultured stone product. Characteristics which identify natural stone such as the texture,moss or lichen growing on the rock, unique shapes, etc. cannot be matched with manufactured stone.)
  • Its semi-light weight eliminates the need for wall ties or footings and make it easier and cheaper to build.
  • There are also disadvantages for natural stone compared to manufactured stone veneer:
  • cost saving (material costs, see above)

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Dry Stone Face Panel Walling

Dry Stone Walling

Letter box featuring Titian Brown random crazy used as dry stone walling. A piece of artwork in landscaping design.

Dry stone (also called drystack) is a building method by which structures are constructed from stones without any mortar to bind them together. Dry stone structures are stable because of their unique construction method, which is characterized by the presence of a load-bearing façade of carefully selected interlocking stones. Dry stone technology is best known in the context of wall construction, but dry stone artwork, buildings, bridges, and other structures also exist.

Dry stone walls have been traditionally used in building construction as field boundaries and garden or churchyard walls, and on steep slopes as retaining walls for terracing.

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Stacked Stone Capping Tiles

Black velvet Limestone bullnose tiles have been used as outdoor stone capping tiles for this rustic stacked stone wall.

The colour of Slate stone cladding resonate well with the black Limestone.

Slate Stacked Stone Outdoor Walling

Slate Stacked Stone – Outdoor Walling Design

This rustic Slate stacked-stone natural stone outdoor walling in Glen Waverley, it really fits well with the landscaping design, the overall impression is one of a relaxed yet modern home.

Three Generations of Stone Experience

Three Generations of Stone Experience

Edwards Slate & Stone was established in 1922 and is still owned and operated by the family. Our suppliers are also long lived!

This photo shows Steven Edwards with Mr.Tan and his daughter Claire. Mr.Tan has been supplying Edwards with stone products since the late 1970’s.

Deal with a family owned business, with a reputation for honesty, value for money and always striving for excellence.