Using Limestone in your new home

Your Unique Home

showcase-grand-13The common theme that architects and builders often hear when speaking to clients is that the end user always wants a uniqueness to their homes and I suppose why wouldn’t they!. If your designing a custom built home it should be reflective of your lifestyle, family needs and pick up the personality you are striving to achieve in the ideal home of your dreams.

Certainly designing the floor plans needs to suit these lifestyle requirements and should be well thought out with a good custom builder who listens and works closely with you. If you achieve this good balance in the relationship you will eventually design this ‘floorplan footprint’ and all the planning will soon turn into excitement of what the end result will look like and how quick can we make this happen.

External Cladding makes the Home

But it’s the ‘look like’ and the ‘uniqueness’ of the external cladding of your home that will set it apart from what everyone else is doing and immediately build resale value from the moment you receive the keys. The external cladding of a home is like the ‘dress sense’ or ‘make up’ worn by us as individuals and we are offered opportunity and many options to select this exterior persona as a reflection of who we are and how we would like our new home to look in the design stage.

Limestone gives an ‘individual look’

When investigating what cladding options are available to achieve this ‘individual look’ we discovered natural limestone offers all the above options due to its incredible versatility in product and colour range and the ability for it to simply just fit into all housing design options is quite remarkable.

Limestone is traditional

If it’s a more of a traditional type home that suits your taste, limestone blocks are now complemented with a broad range of decorative mouldings so plinths, wall bands, window moulds and parapet capping is now all easily achievable. If it’s a more modern contemporary designs that suits your liking limestone offers clean crisp lines that complement timbers and steel to create the most beautiful architecturally designed structures.

There is just something about natural stone that offers an immediate warmness and beauty to a home as well as the additional benefits of the superior thermal and acoustic properties that come with it.

Limestone Myths

Building in stone is also often misunderstood as being very expensive and difficult for builders to pull together but this is simply a myth as building in limestone has the exact same principals of building in brick and there are a large number of stonemasons in Melbourne who specialise in working with Limestone at very affordable rates. These masons can work magic with the stone to create features and detail both externally and internally that can offer the uniqueness you are looking for.

Bruhn Limestone are the Limestone Specialists

If limestone is of interest to you we recommend considering BRUHN Limestone as a supplier it is a well-established business with over 70 years’ experience in servicing clients Australia wide. The team at BRUHN are always welcoming and professional and specialise in pulling projects together whether it be simply better understanding costs to project managing stone and masons for your home. The other considerable benefit is that you are dealing quarry direct which always saves you dollars in the long run.