Designing Stone Homes: Resilience in Bush Fire, Seismic Activity and Extreme Weather Events

Deciding on which structure to build and out of which construction materials is always a finely-strung operation. When designing a new build house or considering reconstructive works to existing aged and dated structures, the best materials need to be sort in priority of efficiency and functionality. Now double the workload if you are looking to build in a Bush Fire Zone.


Differing products and designs on the market at present offer kit homes or what we call “flat-pack” options. The Stone Blue Homes cladding system is anything but. We custom design to cater for your location, factoring in any unfavourable physical conditions such as earthquakes and extreme weather events such as high wind, hurricane or cyclones.


In conjunction with new builds, Stone Blue Homes offers remedial solutions by way of our reinforcement systems in order to strengthen and revamp existing house structures.

This means that any house can be clad in our stone; firerating, weatherproofing, reinstating existing homes irrespective of locale.

Our structural cladding system that is fabricated from Australian Steel, will also allow for any wall covering internally including the utilisation of our sleek natural stone, inside, as well as out.



A Regal Facade from Australian Sandstone | Stone Blue Homes

As purity is often the desired goal when dealing with any natural stone, there are few as pure as Australian Sandstone. Subtle colourations and banding are only second to the  smooth, luxurious appearance that the Stone Blue Homes Yellow Banded Sandstone displays.

Available in a range of finishes and styles, the Stone Blue Homes Cladding system can be designed to allow for seismic events such as settlement issues, on a small scale, as opposed to large scale seismic acceleration induced by earthquakes. Our system, when dealing with harsh environments such as seismic events, reactive clay soils, bush fires and significant weather events such as hurricanes and cyclones, can cater for these shifts as opposed to older building methods.

In being capable of retrofit and renovating existing properties, Stone Blue Homes provides solutions to adapt our natural stone cladding system to any existing structure: fire rated and weather resistant, your existing house or building will only be reinforced and protected by our proprietary mechanical curtain wall that utilises only the best natural stone.

Ask and see if Stone Blue can help in your efforts today.

Stone Blue Homes offers customised profiles in our range of architectural design elements.