With certain projects around the home it can sometimes be tempting to undertake them yourself, especially if you are fairly handy at DIY. However there are some things which really should be left to the experts and laying stone is one of them. It takes many years of training and experience to become a qualified and licensed Stonemason. Not to mention, working with stone is often dangerous and hard physical labour. Some of the stones we work with weigh many tonnes and it is not easy spending all day chiselling, hammering, bending and kneeling down, lifting materials and climbing scaffolding.
To ensure the stone work on your property is installed perfectly and looks the part, you really must use the services of the professionals. That’s where Platinum Masonry comes in. We have the skills, expertise and tools to do the job properly and are of course fully compliant with health and safety legislation and fully insured.
About Platinum Masonry
We’re a family-run business and we employ qualified and experienced staff to ensure you get a top quality installation and we strive to deliver the best customer service available, whatever the job.
We are licensed Stonemasons with an extensive portfolio of complete projects which we’re very proud of. We're happy to talk you through every step of the process. We listen to what you want and all advice is free. We guarantee every Stonemason present on site is punctual, productive and above all polite; they will arrive on time, greet you in the morning, work hard, and leave the work site tidy at the end of the day.
We're a Local Company
Why is it important you choose to have your stone work completed by a local company? Well, because we are local, we are focused on improving the area in which we are proud to live and we only use top quality products, installed to the highest standards. Platinum Masonry is a company that and cares about the local community and because we live here we'll complete your stone work as if it we were working on our own property.
So what is a Stonemason?
"A stonemason is someone who takes rough pieces of rock or stone, and shapes them in order to create a structure and/or a work of art. These structures can include monuments and buildings"
Stonemasonry is one of the earliest trades in history. During ancient times people needed improved dwellings in which to live and so with the advent of plaster, mortar and quicklime, stone was quickly adopted as the preferred building material of the masses and consequently stonemasonry was born. Stonemason's quickly became very important members of the community and very much in demand. Over the years Stonemasons from all civilizations built the most impressive and long lasting monuments, many of which are still standing today.
Times have changed and with the introduction of modern building materials stone is used more as a decorative feature but can still be used as a structural building material. As a result skilled Stonemasons are a dying breed. There are not many of us around now which means finding a qualified, experienced Stonemason is becoming increasingly difficult, and one of the reason's Shane wishes to pass on his knowledge to his son, also working within the business. Rest assured, Platinum Masonry have many years experience working with stone and can handle all masonry jobs easily.
Whatever the reason you're considering stone for your property, we will listen to what you want and discuss the options available to you. We will make our recommendations and make sure we exceed your expectations.
Why use stone?
Stone can add style and value to your home. There are many colours and finishes available to choose from so you can choose something that will suit the facade of your home perfectly with both traditional and contemporary options on offer. If you're looking to add value to your home, stone cladding is an excellent way to do just that as well as modernise and add character.
If you're looking to sell up some time in the future, exterior stone can make an excellent first impression on prospective buyers, improve the property's kerb appeal, and thus increase the property's value.
Get in touch
If you'd like to benefit from having a stone feature created, contact Platinum Masonry today. We'd be happy to provide you with a free, no-obligation quote, so you know exactly what to expect. Our qualified, friendly team is led by Shane Farr, who has extensive experience working with Stone.
So for stonework, bricklaying or blocklaying in the North Shore and Northern Beaches, trust Platinum Masonry to give you a functional, stylish and top quality addition to your property.