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’.


 

Patch or Indent? Deciding Stone Repair Method on Sandstone Monument

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Sandstone Tympanum Soffit showing some deterioration due to weather/ pollution.

When looking to restore a stone monument or structure that is aging and in need of repair, one must assess several key factors.

First and foremost is public safety. The sandstone soffit face shows that this is still quite a sizeable stone.  In saying this, you can see the visible exfoliation underneath from water damage. The outermost edge also looks quite thin so in this case it would be wise to indent stone.

Other cases may not be so risky and you will be able to patch with mortar repair. You can expect a good lime-based mortar patch to last quite a long time. Obviously, just not as long as replacement with new stone.