Learning Hub

Our mission is to educate and provide information on trends and styles, understanding stone, and useful tips from our case studies.

Outdoor Living Ideas

Turning your backyard into a personal oasis can transform your home. Natural stone is a popular choice for gardens and landscaping projects and the selection will depend on your requirements and design style.
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Design Style Series

French Provincial

Lavish, luxe and loved. Three words to describe French provincial style which originated in the 1700’s. Originating as the style of the wealthy, think French country manor, it was emulated by the not so wealthy. The result is where the luxe and ornate intersects with organic, rustic charm.

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Design Style Series

Scandinavian Style

What is it about Scandinavian style that makes it still ever so popular? Over the last 10 years ‘Scandi’ style has found its place in the design style files more and more.

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Design Style Series

Traditional

When it comes to traditional design there is always plenty of history involved. Stately homes in the tradition of Federation, cottage or Victorian style homes including terraces with fretwork, ornate cornice and opaque lighting all come to mind.

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Design Style Series

Modern Style

As opposed to contemporary, modern style encompasses design that has its focus squarely on function and innovation. Confusion can reign however, because modern style can incorporate contemporary elements.

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Design Style Series

Hampton Style

Escape to the Hamptons, Long Island, New York where cool, sophisticated beach style is common place.

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Caring for Natural Stone

Sealing Green Square

Green Square was once the industrial edge of Sydney’s south. Today it is being revitalized into a vibrant global village and Sid Hammoud from Sydney Brick Paving Company has been working in the thick of it!

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Design Style Series

The Industrial Look

The Industrial Look is no longer limited to lofts and refurbished warehouse apartments. Its popularity now spans not only residential design but also commercial and retail spaces. When it comes to industrial style, simplicity and functionality are the order of the day.

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Pools

Stone and Salt Water Pools

Salt water pools are the pool of choice in Australia. When it comes to protecting your pool, natural stone pool coping and surrounds such as sandstone, granite, limestone or travertine are both beautiful and functional. However, care needs to be taken for your stone pool surrounds of a saltwater pool as stone is porous and salt is a corrosive agent that can be particularly damaging if it penetrates the stone.

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Pools

New Drop downs make a Splash!

A number of landscapers and architects have now discovered the benefits of installing Sareen Stone’s innovative dropdown pavers and as a result our new dropdowns are certainly starting to make a splash!

Caring for Natural Stone

Transform Your Stone

STONTECH Enhancer Pro is a sealer for natural stone with a textured, tumbled, honed or flamed finish. It can be used on limestone, slate, travertine, granite, marble, basalt/bluestone, sandstone and cobblestones. StoneTech Enhancer Pro can also be used on grout, masonry and concrete. It is perfect for high traffic areas in both commercial and residential projects.

Caring for Natural Stone

The Importance of Maintaining Your Stone

Inevitably spills will happen so remember time is of the essence when it comes to cleaning & protecting your stone. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be able to enjoy your beautiful stone for years to come.

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Pools

3 Important Reasons Why You Need Pool Coping

Essentially pool coping is the cap for a pool’s edge and is an important consideration when planning to build your pool. Pool coping is the first round of tiles or pavers that encircles your pool. The pool coping is laid out to the bond beam & from there your paving, tiles or decking can then be installed.

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Pools

Pool Heating Options to Extend Your Swim Season

Your pool is a big investment. At best, many of us only get 50% of the year to use it. How to heat your pool to extend your swim season, will essentially come down to answering the following 3 questions.

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Caring for Natural Stone

Why Seal Your Floors?

In this blog post we discuss why it is so important to seal your floors.

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Guides and How To’s

Is Under Tile Heating for You?

In this week’s blog we ask the experts, Comfort Heat Australia, to explain the facts about under tile heating.

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Pools

Pool Smarts Part 2 – Create Maximum Design Appeal

You’ve seen those gorgeous pools in the pages of the glossy magazines and on television shows about the rich and famous but now it’s your turn. How will you get just what you want and make it absolutely perfect?

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Pools

Pool Smarts Part 1 – Planning Your Pool

So it’s decided. Summer isn’t far away and you really want to put a pool in at your place. If you’re a novice at this pool building business then read on.