Q. How much does it cost?
A. Usually we price our work by the square meter, then we times the square meter by a rate (e.g. 10 square meters of stonework x $250 = $2,500 + GST)
(II) Another example might be how much will it cost to install two entry pillars at two meters high x 450 squared (7.2m squared x $370 per square meter for south island schist = $2,664).
(III) How much does it cost to build a stone fireplace up to mantlepiece height? Say the fireplace is two meters high and 500 meters wide, that’s approximately four square meters x 450 per meter squared (for Wanaka schist), which equals $1,800 + GST.
Q. How do I clean my new schist or keep it in good condition?
A. First, your new schist should already be cleaned by your stonemason. Secondly, a waterblaster usually does a great job. Third, you can extend the life of your newly cleaned schist by applying a sealant to it, which we can price for you.
Q. What colours are available in South Island schist?
A. Here is a list of schists that we can install: Wanaka schist grey/brown; Arrowtown schist; Gibbston schist; Luther schist; Hawkdon schist; Glen Ida schist; Crawford Hills schist; Hari Hari schist; Waitaha schist; Coromandel schist x5; Northland schist (light grey); Glenorie schist; Hyde grey/brown; Kokonga; Saddle Hills; Kingston stone; Lindus stone; Tassis stone; Mannerburn green; Victoria Station blue; Pennyweight autumn; Blackstone Hills; Johnston Hills quarry; Alexander grey/brown; Louder brown; Hills Creek gold; Fiordland black