Stone Cladding Installation

How to Hire a Stone Cladding Contractor or Installer

Stone cladding is fast becoming a popular trend in architecture. In an industry where change and innovations are always welcome, there is certainly a lot in store for this process. Cladding with stone is the process of applying layers of stone on structures for aesthetic purposes. It offers something unique to establishments that can never be achieved with just plain concrete.

If you want to have a dry stone wall made in your home, then it is best that you hire a contractor or installer to do the job for you. Since there are so many companies that offer this service, you might find the following tips useful when choosing:

  • While stone cladding is not as complicated as it seems, it is still best to hire someone with sufficient experience. If you hire someone highly-experienced, the job can be done so much faster with minimal or no errors at all. 
  • Ask for a portfolio. A portfolio will give you a general idea about the type of work that the contractor does. It will be easier to imagine what they can do to transform your house.
  • It would be useful to do some research before you commit to someone, as this will make it a whole lot easier for you to work with your contractor. Look at all the options available and decide which one you want. You don’t have to limit your option to one, as you can easily narrow it down when you have a contractor in mind.
  • When hiring the services of a stone cladding contractor, make sure to ask for quotes first so that you have a general idea of how much you are going to spend. This is important especially since cladding can significantly vary in prices, depending on how much work you want done. 
  • Ask for recommendations from people you know or suppliers of stone products. If you have friends or family members who have tried this before, you can ask them for advice as to which contractor is the best to hire.

Aside from choosing a contractor, you should also make it a point to discuss the type of material that they are going to use. You have to make sure that the material is both durable and aesthetically pleasing to the eyes, especially if you plan to use if for your house’s exterior. Stone cladding offers unique design options for all households, so take your time in choosing a design.

For more information or a FREE QUOTE on your project, contact Damien Rush Stone Masonry 0418 524 600 or email

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