Sandstone walls are the perfect addition to any garden for enhancing its natural feel and atmosphere. A sandstone wall, coupled with plants and mood lighting against a natural stone fence will give any home that added nostalgic touch that is perfect for summer get-togethers and special events. With such a versatile colours, products and finishes available it’s understandable why stone walls have become so popular in recent times. But what do you need to build one?
Read on to find out what materials are included for the building of a charming and natural-looking stone wall for your garden.
- Sandstone – so you already know what type of stone you want for the wall (sandstone, duh) but it is also important to select sandstone with colours and shading that are going to reflect the rest of the garden. You should to take a look at your garden and decide based on the plants and flowers that are currently there and of course considering the right design to suit your home style. This is really a matter of personal preference, you may want a nice light brown to match those beautiful ferns lining the sides of the garden? Or even a darker shade to contrast the brightness of the cumquats on their trees? The choices are limitless and because sandstone is a natural product, your project will be 100% unique.
- The same goes for selecting the texture of the stone: do you want straight square (sawn) cut stone to maintain a classic contemporary look? Or would you prefer a textured, rockfaced stone for a more rustic appeal? The choice is yours, intrepid gardener.
- Solid or Cladding - Do you want solid retaining wall or are you simply looking to revive an existing wall with veneer cladding? There are a multitude of finishes and thicknesses available for every project’s needs.
- Mortar – obviously you will need to consider how you’re going to put your wall together. Will you use a glue fix, sand and cement or just dry-stack your wall? Your mortar can really influence the overall look of your project!
- Foundations – It is always a good idea to consider what substrate or foundation your stone will be laid upon. Depending on the height, product and nature of your wall you may wish to consider compressed gravel and sand bases or something more solid such as a concrete slab. You should consult with your installer as this will vary from project to project.
- Installer – who is going to build your wall? Stonemasons are an ideal choice for professional installation of large scale and intricately designed walls. You can contact us for lists of installers that may be suitable for your project.
These are the most important tools needed to build a sandstone wall in your garden. The team at Gosford Quarries can help you with selecting the right materials for your project, as we have over 100 years of experience in providing beautiful sandstone for all kinds of building structures.
Call us on (02) 8585 8282 or fill out an enquiry form on our contact page and we will get back to you as soon possible. Happy gardening!