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Sandstone Wall Blocks on the Community Centre

Random sandstone wall blocks from the Grampians Sandstone Quarry feature heavily on the new Dunkeld Community Centre. Designed by exciting young local architect Jakob Kelly, the community centre is a dream finally realised, replacing the old ‘Memorial Hall’ and providing a 200 person capacity function area, community kitchen, meeting rooms and modern amenities.   The […]

A Victorian Sandstone Quarry – Heatherlie (Mt Difficult) Quarry

‘Dimension stone’ is stone industry terminology for stone that is extracted by laboriously sawing it out in big blocks (as opposed to chunks of sandstone that are either blasted or ripped out with a claw on the end of an excavator). Grampians sandstone quarry is (we believe) the last remaining dimension sandstone quarry in Victoria […]

Stone In Differing Light

One of the things we love at Grampians Sandstone is how stone looks in different light. It doesn’t matter whether its an interior feature wall or an exterior one, stone colour seems to be a wonderful and ever changing thing, unique to each individual home or building depending on the time of day and the […]

Build a Stone House

From time to time the Grampians Sandstone website features information or pictures from our clients’ projects. Hopefully this information will be useful for anyone wanting to learn how to build a stone house or stone wall. And to be honest, though our sandstone quarry is over 150 years old, we still get a buzz from […]

Australian Stone Industry Architectural Awards…

Grampians Sandstone’s natural beauty has been recognised by the Australian Stone Advisory Association (the Australian stone industry’s peak body) in its annual architectural awards. The title ‘Best Commercial Project’ was awarded for the refurbishment of 234 Sussex St, Sydney. The stone supplier was iconic Australian stone extractor and processor, Melocco, who have a wonderful track […]

Dunkeld Tourist Information Centre Opens…

The new Tourist Information Centre is now open in Dunkeld – and the Centre draws heavily on the natural beauty of local Grampians Sandstone from the Grampians Sandstone quarry! Visitors to the Dunkeld Tourist Information Centre will particularly notice the exciting and unique crazy paving around the entrance area. This unusual technique of cutting and […]