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The Great History of Gravestones

Monday, February 25, 2019

While the topic of gravestones is usually associated with the sadness of losing a treasured loved one, the history of how this important marker came to be is actually quite interesting. 
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Advantages of using an experienced local stone mason

Friday, March 24, 2017

Using a local stonemason for a memorial or headstone has many advantages over ordering a product from an unknown supplier on the internet. The most obvious reason that comes to mind is that you can easily discuss and customise your design choices with someone who understands your needs.   Read More . . .

Headstone restorations

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Our stonemasons recently completed work on several headstone restoration projects in Brisbane cemeteries, carefully restoring the original grandeur to century old memorials.   Read More . . .

Recent memorial restoration projects

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Over time memorials, headstones, and monuments wear, fade, and can become damaged. Natural elements such as rain, wind, and the sun wreak havoc on stone and inscriptions. Brisbane's oldest cemetery, Toowong Cemetery, is 151 years old this year which means there are thousands of ageing gravestones and memorials in this and many of the other older cemeteries across the city.   Read More . . .

Stonemason factory tour

Thursday, October 08, 2015

We recently had a visit from the paparazzi. It makes sense really, we can't believe we haven't been spotted before. Where else would you go to see the best rock stars in the city (pun intended.) We've got a workshop full of them!   Read More . . .

Stylish letterbox created from stone offcuts

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Looking for a way to personalise your front yard without spending a fortune on landscaping? Why not create a one of a kind, original letterbox from a beautiful stone off cut. One of our directors, Cliff, did exactly that for his home.   Read More . . .

The beauty of marble - where it all starts

Thursday, November 20, 2014

This amazing video of the cutting of Carrara marble is nothing short of spectacular. If you have ever wondered what marble looks like before it gets skillfully crafted into a benchtop, dining table or monument, this is a must watch.   Read More . . .

Headstone inscriptions in any language

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Australia has an amazing multi-cultural society, our diverse population is made up of many cultures from around the globe. Over 200 languages are spoken in Australia today including Italian, Mandarin, German, Greek, Cantonese, Arabic and Vietnamese.* With this diversity comes the need to cater for memorial, headstone, and monument inscriptions in many languages.   Read More . . .

Experts in marble restoration

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Marble is an extremely hard wearing material but unfortunately, it's not totally invincible. Factors such as weather, age, fire, accidents and pure neglect can all cause damage to your stonework. Thankfully with the skills of an experienced stonemason even the most worn, chipped or damaged marble can be repaired or restored to almost original condition.   Read More . . .

Stonemasons - The art of engraving

Friday, November 30, 2012

Stonemasons have many different skills which they use to create stone into beautiful benchtops, fireplaces, tables, splashbacks and bar tops. A stonemason skill which is not often used in homes but in many other places is the art of stone engraving.   Read More . . .