Product information, and general news
BRUHN Limestone blocks are a naturally quarried product that is predominately used for house building and landscaping.
Under normal circumstances, the blocks are laid identical to brick construction where the blocks are mortared together and then tied back to the stud frame. Expansion joints and weep holes are used as per the BCA which will be familiar to all good architects and builders. Double skin construction can be used as a building method as limestone can be load bearing.
General sizing of our ashlar blocks are 290x660x100 with each block weighing approx. 18 kilo so handling of the product by a stone mason or brickie on site is very manageable.
Decorative moulds come in various sizes and are used in plinths, window surrounds, wall bands and parapets etc and can offer your building the character and a touch of old-world class you may be looking for. In saying that if it’s a more modern – contemporary architecture you are considering our limestone with its dense composition and clean sharp lines offers a perfect finish.
Round and square columns are also available and are often used to make a statement in entrances or beautifully enhance an alfresco or entertaining area
The beauty of BRUHN Limestone is that it is all a natural product quarried in our own quarries in Mount Gambier SA although we do also distribute WA Tamala Limestone which offers another alternative to clients looking for variation in Australian Limestone products. We do get variation in colour and generally have a range of light creams to biscuit colours available to choose from.
Once product types, quantities and costs have been communicated and agreed to orders are wrapped, strapped and transported to your building site direct utilising our own trucks and drivers to guarantee the product arrives and in excellent condition.
BRUHN Limestone will be returning back to the HIA Homeshow – Exhibition Centre Darling Harbour 5th -7th OCT boasting a bigger and better presence in 2018.
With our limestone products continuing to grow in popularity Australia wide, we are finding ourselves increasing the number of French Provincial, Modern Contemporary and Commercial projects that are not only turning heads in their appearance but pleasantly surprisingly clients with their affordability.
If you have a project requiring stone we believe we have a range of limestone blocks, moulds and column options to compliment any design.
We are also now offering construction solutions as well.
This year BRUHN Limestone is teaming with one of the master masons from Melbourne (Wilmore All Stone) to offer our Sydney clients an option of not only working with BRUHN Limestone quarry direct but offering easy solutions to having your project built by quality assured experienced tradesmen. Will Trebble is a well-established Melbourne mason now expanding his services into NSW and boasts a portfolio of top end stonework throughout residential and commercial construction
Please be sure to drop in to talk to the ‘BRUHN’ and ‘Wilmore All Stone’ teams at Stand K10 to learn more about our full range of limestone products and services
Often people think that building in limestone is a complex and a costly process but in fact, it’s exactly the opposite as building in BRUHN Limestone has the exact same building principals as building in brick and is very similar in price to brick / render construction.
As an example, the most common approach to building a home in Australian conditions is to lay a concrete slab and then build a timber or steel frame to support the roof structure. After this process, the home is wrapped with an external skin whether that be brick, block, lightweight or stone products.
As BRUHN limestone blocks arrive to site dimensionally cut and ready to lay directly off the pallet, the block or bricklayer simply mix their mortar and lay blocks identical to bricks around the home.
Construction incorporates weep holes and expansion joints again identical to brick construction that any reputable architect and builder should be completely familiar with.
Certainly there are a few tricks with building in limestone; like using a light coloured mortar to match the stone and to wet the laying beds with clean water before laying but in summary building in limestone is a simple process and offers a beautiful timeless look as well as offering superior thermal and acoustic qualities.
If you would like to learn more about our products, washing and sealing the stone, have a quote prepared or even be linked to people who specialise in laying stone please contact us as we would love to help.
P.O Box 412, Mount Gambier
South Australia, 5290
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +61 08 8721 8000
Facsimile: +61 08 8724 9884