Gosford Quarries have been quarrying and processing sandstone in Australia for close to 100 years. The company’s products have been widely specified for use in iconic restoration projects, including St. Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney Town Hall and the Parliament Buildings in Melbourne. Its sandstone has also been used in contemporary projects such as the Westfield Tower, Sydney Hilton and the Museum of Contemporary Art.

At the same time, sandstone is often used in residential developments and private residences where it is highly valued for its natural aesthetic and durability. It blends harmoniously within the built environment.

The featured residential dwelling in this project is located in Avalon, Victoria. The property has been designed with an aeronautical theme which befits its location.

Gosford Quarries’ Mt White Brown sandstone was used to construct steep external walls and abutments. In addition, 185 square metres of gang-sawn 100, 200 and 300mm courses of mid-brown material flows from the interior walls of the property on to the external facade, where the same formats feature in a split-face finish.

Sandstone has multiple uses as a pure construction material, durable paving and attractive cladding, which is equally at home in interior or external locations, including poolside. In this instance, sandstone is employed in the garden to construct a retaining wall and steps which lead from the road side to a boat shed.

Article by Tony Stock

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