For building sandstone retaining walls. Select
square ballast comes in large blocks of or small blocks called 'handyman rock'. It is split sandstone that is fairly square or rectangular in shape. It can be used to great effect in low or very high retaining walls. For more details & photos see: Square Ballast Sandstone.
For capping walls and steps. Sawn
Sandstone capping is used to dress the top of finished retaining
walls and steps. Sandstone capping can have square edges or bull-nose
edging for a more decorative effect.
Flag Stone - Sandstone Paving
For paving outdoor areas. We sell
high quality flagstone, roughly square or rectangular in shape and
approximately 60mm thick. Flag stone is commonly used for paving
open areas or footpaths. It can also be used for small, non-load
Dimension Sandstone Blocks
Formal style, diamond sawn & dressed Dimension Sandstone is used for retaining walls, building surrounds and piers it is very formal in appearance.
Flag Stone - Crazy Paving
For paving outdoor areas. Crazy
paving is also flag stone. Pieces are various shapes & sizes
often square, rectangular, triangular or octagonal. Although slightly
more time consuming to lay-down, some people prefer the more random
aesthetic of Crazy Pave.
Feature Rocks & Boulders
Large decorative garden features. Large
sandstone boulders are often used as unique garden features or to
surround water features. They can be left as 'ripped sandstone'
with rough natural edges, or worked on-site to dull and smoothed
over to give a more rounded finish.
Large Sandstone Slabs & Blocks
Decorative garden features. Large
sandstone slabs and blocks are often used for large or unique retaining
walls, the construction of seawalls and by sculptors. An experienced
stone mason may also prefer to order large slabs so they may cut
their own flag stone or random ballast.
Decorative garden features and bush-like rockeries. Bush
rock is in a natural semi-eroded state and random in size. Bushrock
is great for native gardens and rockeries. Bushrock is also often
used to surround natural looking water features.
Decorative rockeries & salt-water surrounds. Serpentine Rock is not sandstone. It is however the sensible choice for surrounding salt-water pools & water features when wanting a natural look. Salt water will not erode or deteriorate Serpentine rock.