Various stone panels in our Westport showroom
We supply both Sandstone and Kilkenny Limestone.
Which type of stone is best ?
This depends on your specific project and also on which stone has the strongest appeal to you. There is no one stone which is best.
Sandstone has a nice variation in both colour and texture generally over the Beige, Tan, Light brown and Brown colour range.
Limestone is darker and has a more classic, more uniform look usually over a range of colours varying from Light Grey, to Blue/Grey to a darker shade of Blue/Black.
Pointed finish or Dry Build ?
Also the style of build makes quite a difference to the final appearance. Some clients prefer a dry build with no pointing. This gives a very natural appearance as per the images below.
Others prefer a dark grey (cement coloured ) pointing which is very typical to Ireland.
There is no difference in cost between the dry build and the pointed finish. It is totally a matter of which has most appeal to you the client. A really great plan is to come and visit us in Westport. Then you can discuss your project fully, select a stone type, meet with us and get a cost and time estimate. It is hard to beat that approach.
If this is not practical, then please give us a call and we will make an alternative plan.
We offer a complete stonework service.
We are specialists in housefronts, porches, walls and stone fireplaces. We have also built some lovely inside projects with stone such as internal walls, kitchen islands and chimney breasts. We will help you with the design and build the stonework to exactly suit your home.
Just ask for a quote, and we will be delighted to offer you a top-quality job and a fair price. We will also give you a start and finish date which we will stick to strictly.
Our promise is to give you stonework to make you proud.Contact us here