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When our client first contacted us, the facade of the circa 1860 cottage located in Western Victoria had never seen a traditional restoration. In over 150 years, weathering and general deterioration of the mortar jointing, also known as pointing, was highly evident. Before Restoration, the c.1860 Bluestone Cottage in Western VIC was run down with…
Looking to add value with stone that is laying around your property?
Living in Western Victoria has many perks. One of the biggest perks is the ample supply of Victorian Olivine Basalt, commonly known as Victorian Bluestone.
Whether it is an entrance to a golf course, estate property or even a suburban residence, dry pack retaining walls and fences are everywhere throughout Regional Victoria.
Dry pack is one of the original methods of construction. Mortarless building methods have been around for thousands of years. Places like Machu Picchu, and even Pyramid structures in Egypt utilised the mortarless method.
This property owner in Western Victoria benefited by using local stone which was extremely cost effective to collect for the construction of this style of landscape feature.
Fences are also another common structure which utilises the drypack stone walling method.
This front entrance featured a large basalt (bluestone) boulder which was carved into shape. A plaque, or nameplate, featuring the name of the property was carved as a feature as shown above and below.
At the entrance to the house, a dry pack bluestone retaining wall was constructed to retain a garden bed and to create a grade separation which helps to utilise the land more effectively.