Stonecivil are Western Australia"s premier Civil Contracting Stonemasons specialising in Limestone Retaining Wall construction, and are able to create a hassle free and efficient development using our professional team, enabling effortless project management for our clients while achieving the very best outcome.
Residential and Industrial
Land value is often determined by the amount of flat land created when constructing the area that a block has within its boundaries. Of course people are willing to pay for the right location and a nice outlook, but that’s not the entire story. Regardless of the address, the blocks that demand the highest value are the ones that have it all; a good location, perfect size, a unique view and a level area waiting for design and construction.
As an environmentally conscious company Stonecivil"s policies and processes are designed to maximise recycling, waste reduction and the use of sustainable materials throughout our company and all our projects.
Some of the exciting benefits for using retaining walls in the design of a sub division are as follows:
- Careful retaining wall placement helps designers to maximise land and the unique features of a subdivision.
- Outstanding views are create from wall terracing, aiding sight lines over fresh water bodies or iconic local vegetation allowing it to be shared across more lots and increasing the total saleability and commercial value of the subdivision.
- Retaining walls maximise the building area within the subdivision by increasing the “Building Envelope” within each lot. Using retaining walls increases the number of individual lots that can be designed and created within a subdivision at conception.
- The levelling and compaction of retaining lots prior to sale prepares them for building construction to commence as soon as the project has been handed over. This also increases the commercial value of each lot with in the subdivision.
- By using limestone designers can create a natural looking environment. With the addition of feature walls or cladding, it can add style to the subdivision creating its own unique place within the community.
Stone pitching has a variety of uses, from embankments to feature walls. At Stonecivil we have the experience and skilled teams to undertake any type of stone pitching works. The applications commonly associated with stone pitching are as follows:
- Retaining embankments to eliminate erosion,
- Feature walls and entry statements,
- Pier and wall cladding,
- Lining V-drains and stormwater inlets/outlets, and
- Weirs and spillways.
Concrete & Masonry
At Stonecivil we pride ourselves in being a "one stop shop" and over the years we have taken on extra works outside of limestone walls so as to be of greater value to our clients. With the addition of concrete and masonry to our repertoire, we have been able to complete major components of the projects that would otherwise have to be planned and coordinated by our clients. Road reserve and feature walls in some subdivisions are designed with concrete, brickwork, render, paint and cladding; and usually with a combination of all these components, and Stonecivil will do them all.
Public Open Spaces & Landscape Features
Residential subdivisions are designed to cater to the needs of a wide cross section of the community. The construction of well-designed public open spaces creates an opportunity for the residents of the location to become a community. Natural and reconstituted limestone products are a warm solid alternative to concrete when constructing areas that will be shared by the public for many years to come. Lakes, look outs, bridges and other features are often used to create the unique character of a subdivision. These public open spaces become an important component of the community enabling interaction among local families in a convenient, picturesque location.
Canal & Marina Walls
Reconstituted Limestone retaining walls offer a natural looking alternative in the design of retaining and sea walls in canals and marinas. This creates the opportunity for the construction to flow from the highest point of the shore-line down to the water level with consistent form and a unique design. Stone can be incorporated into every aspect of the design creating a distinctive look within an engineered structure, without compromising service life, as we did when building all the Mandurah Canals.
Streetscapes & Noise Walls
Distinctive streetscapes create appeal and add character to Subdivisions and Suburbs. Noise and sight screen walls separate and protect home sites from necessary traffic. When employed in the design, these features can greatly increase the value of the lots within a development, and the dense but open structure of limestone blocks is the perfect noise reduction barrier when used in this form.
Stonecivil point all our own work and can create a multitude of colours and forms to its surface when doing so. Pointing can be Flush Jointed, Rolled Jointed or Struck Jointed to create and individual look to your subdivision.
Cladding works can make a subdivision stand apart from others and Stonecivil have the in-house skills to do them all! Whether it"s Dietz Cladding, Natural Limestone Spalls, Granite Stone or local Natural Stone (such as Kimberly or Toodyay stone) we can dress a plain wall or pier into a focal point when entering any subdivision.
Remediation Works & Wall Extensions
Occasionally Stonecivil are asked to remediate our client"s walls due to accidental damage, or just from a simple design change between stages. Stonecivil have years of experience and a team of engineers that can help advise in such situations to ensure the best and safest outcome is achieved for our clients.
Stonecivil is recognised and as such affiliated as a panel service provider for insurance works, and there have been several private walls that have required our expertise in fixing over the past few years. We are considerate at all times to our clients" needs and make sure all efforts are made to fulfil their requirements and expectations on these personal jobs where communication and relations are paramount.