Sandstone

Discussion in 'Development' started by Archaon, 23rd Jan, 2020.

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  1. Archaon

    Archaon Well-Known Member

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    Would anyone build a new house with sandstone bricks for the outside walls?

    Does anyone have any experience building with Sandstone?

    Is anyone considering it for future builds?

    I've always loved the look, but not sure how economical it would be to build new, something like this is what I would be keen on.
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    How are the properties compared to brick, aging, thermals etc?

    Any help in this area would be muchly appreciated.

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    Arc
     
  2. Brady

    Brady Well-Known Member

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    Definitely costs more, maybe look to use as a feature instead of the whole thing.
     
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  3. Archaon

    Archaon Well-Known Member

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    Was thinking for my eventual PPOR
     
  4. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Probably get away with using coloured concrete block or stick on reconstructed sandstone.

    Few projects could justify the cost and definitely wouldn't be reflected in the market value.
     
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  5. Brady

    Brady Well-Known Member

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    Speak to builder find out the cost, see how much you love it, if still keen go for it.
    I went with just a feature marble for my PPOR.
    Stone isn't just stone either, this was marble travertine tiles, cost more than sandstone tiles, but both heap cheaper then solid sandstone.
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  6. Tufan Chakir

    Tufan Chakir Well-Known Member

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    First, check the source and availability. Then the type, comes in many different varieties. And the reason for using - decor or a full outer skin replacement. We have used it on a couple of projects for clients as a replacement option for brick. Looks fine, but in my opinion, not worth the extra $ in a development/investment property
     
  7. Hamish Blair

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