Stylish Renovations for External Living Areas | Mason and Maker |VIC Restorations

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One sure way of securing return on investment is by developing the street frontage and other external aspects of your home. Australians love to live outdoors. With beautiful Alfresco dining areas that ensure your enjoyment.

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Contrasts of shadow and light; always a strong statement!

Thorough design consultation provides assurances for Clients who are often nervous about committing to a certain design. The ability to convey a clear design brief is one of our specialties.

By having Mason & Maker undertake your remodeling and renovation projects, one of the main benefits is our ability to be versatile. We arrange all supply of natural stone; guiding you through the whole way. For a selection of some of the available stones, see our stone selection page.

As stonemasons, we can build structures, render, clad, tile and pave in exterior and interior living spaces. Retaining walls running along side of stairs, just waiting for a coat of paint…

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Structural Retaining Walls, Stairs and Custom Coloured Grout… Mason & Maker style…

Classico Travertine blends especially well with Australian outdoor living areas and landscape features. We also have three other Travertine colours which are available. Please contact Mason & Maker for further details.

And of course, we seal all of our natural stone both before and after installation. The difference in sealing with water based sealants is remarkable… See picture below for visible difference of seal vs unsealed.

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Showing before and after sealing application: A Big Difference!

And of course, we guarantee our structural and non-structural works beyond what is required by ‘industry standards’.


 

From Stone Cottage to Stone Feature in one Week | Stone Renovations VIC

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A rough-squared random rubble Bluestone wall turned into something else…

By adding definition, what was constructed from random rubble, this cottage wall has been rectified, flattened and straightened; all without removing a stone. The remedial aspect is overshadowed by the stark contrast that dressing the wall has through the use of traditional ribbon pointing.

The original mason would be very happy with the outcome — as is the lawyer who is going to have this now as their boardroom feature.

From tired to eyeopener, it’s all in a weeks work!

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Before restoration
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After…

Classical Architecture: The Dentil

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Newly restored, an example of Australian Sandstone Georgian/ Colonial Dentils shown under the top cornice molding.

Deriving from ‘dens’ (Lat.)  meaning ‘tooth’, the ‘dentil’ has embellished and adorned many different periods and styles of cornice moldings. From romanesque design through the ages, the dentil, as opposed to it’s relative the “corbel”, serve various functions. Whilst corbels disperse some load (weight) from the stone, typically cantilevered above– transferring it back into the building– dentil’s are mostly ornamental and are, therefore, non-load bearing (non-structural) facade design elements.

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As the architectural periods varied, dentil design, for the most part, remained fairly uniform. This is exemplified by the use of dentil design elements in romanesque design also being used later in the art deco period of the 1920’s.

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Here, shown above the medium relief art deco frieze, an ‘inverted’ dentil, used to enhance visual depth in the building facade.
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An array of handcarved indents for the sandstone facade shown above.