Winter is The Best Time to Improve Your Garden

Winter is the best time to improve your garden

Winter is the best time to improve your garden by putting in a garden path.
It’s easy with our Bluestone steppers.
They are 30mm thick & so can be placed directly into soil.
Best of all Bluestone pavers are very economical to purchase and will last forever!

Bluestone Garden Edging DIY

Bluestone Garden Edging – DIY Guide

Apprehensive of using stone to make DIY garden edging? This garden edging in our display area was made by a 19 year old with no landscaping or gardening experience at all. [Read more…]

Basalt Pavers Round in Garden show

Basalt Pavers Round Shape

Basalt Pavers/Bluestone round shape features in one of the achievable garden project in this year’s Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show. Bulleen Art & Garden is one of our wholesalers and supply this project.

Basalt also call Bluestone in Victoria, Australia, Edwards Slate & Stone was the first Australian company to import Bluestone for the domestic market, our experience counts.

Achievable gardens

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Which Is The Best Bluestone?

Which Is The Best Bluestone?

An Overview

Which Is The Best Bluestone? This is a commonly asked question and the answer is not straightforward. Without going into the technical aspects of Bluestone, which this article does not attempt to do, I will try to give a summary of the situation in Victoria as it stands now. For those who like the science behind this summary, a good article to read is contained within Discovering Stone issue 22 2012.

Since the foundation of Melbourne City Bluestone, which has the geological name of Basalt, has featured strongly in our churches, walls, foundation stones and all aspects of building. Our local Bluestone responds well to traditional methods of fixing using mortar (a mix of sand and cement). As a result Bluestone had an excellent reputation as a building product. [Read more…]

Bluestone Pavers Garden Setting

Bluestone Pavers Garden Seting

This is an inspiring Bluestone garden setting project in Canterbury Melbourne. The rectangular elements contained within this setting combine and complement each other.
Edward Slate and Stone provide Quality Bluestone pavers for all landscaping purposes, visit our showroom to see our full product range.

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Bluestone Pavers Round Basalt Outdoor Display

Bluestone Pavers Round Basalt

Since Edwards Slate & Stone release Bluestone pavers round Basalt in Victoria’s market, it becomes one of the most popular paving stones in Melbourne, this path here in front of our showroom demonstrates how you can put small pieces together and create a natural pattern. We are a Bluestone pavers importer in Melbourne.

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Bluestone Pavers Range

Bluestone Pavers Range

Bluestone pavers range include honed tiles and pool coping tiles, there are three choices in pool coping tiles, which are drop face, honed & arris edge and traditional bullnose tiles.

See full range of Bluestone pavers & tiles at Edwards Slate & Stone, Melbourne based natural stone importer, showroom and outdoor displays available for your inspection!

See the following few examples of Bluestone landscape applications in one project:

Planter box with Bluestone capping tiles, Bluestone for step treads, Bluestone capping tiles on garden low walls, Bluestone are also suitable for heavy duty driveway construction.

 

Bluestone Paver Price Melbourne Basalt Random Crazy Path

Best Bluestone Paver Price Melbourne

Basalt random crazy works well with all types of architecture and garden designs. See Edwards Slate & Stone for bluestone paver price Melbourne.

All About Bluestone

There are two distinct building materials called bluestone in Australia. In Victoria, what is known as bluestone is a basalt or olivine basalt. It was one of the favoured building materials during the Victorian Gold Rush period of the 1850s. In Melbourne it was extracted from quarries throughout the inner northern suburbs, such as Clifton Hill, Brunswick and Coburg, where the quarry used to source the stone for Pentridge Prison is now Coburg Lake.[7][8] Bluestone was also sourced in many other regions of the Victorian volcanic plains, and used in towns and cities of central and western regions, including Ballarat, Geelong, Kyneton, Port Fairy and Portland. It is still quarried at a number of places around the state.

Bluestone is very hard and therefore difficult to work, so it was predominantly used for warehouses, miscellaneous walls, and the foundations of buildings. However, a number of significant bluestone buildings exist, including the Old Melbourne Gaol, Pentridge Prison, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Victoria Barracks, Melbourne Grammar School, Deaf Children Australia and Victorian College for the Deaf, Vision Australia, the Goldsbrough Mort warehouses (Bourke Street) and the Timeball Tower, as well as St Mary’s Basilica in Geelong. Some examples of other major structures that use bluestone include Princes Bridge, the adjacent Federation Wharf, and Hawthorn Bridge. Because of its distinctive qualities, post-modern Melbourne buildings have also made use of bluestone for nostalgic reasons. These include the Southgate complex and promenade in Southbank, Victoria, and apartment buildings such as the Melburnian.

Bluestone was also used extensively as cobblestone, and for kerbs and gutters, many examples which still exist in some of Melbourne’s smaller city lanes and 19th Century inner suburban lanes. Crushed bluestone aggregate, known as bluemetal, is still used extensively in Victoria as railway ballast, road base, and, combined with bitumen, as road surfacing material, as well as in concrete making.

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Bluestone Paver Prices Online Melbourne Gallery

Bluestone Paver Range in Melbourne & Country Victoria

Bluestone Pavers Suitable for Australian Conditions

Here Steven Edwards is inspecting Bluestone boulders in China. The orange colour on the boulder is superficial and the inside of the boulder is a blue/grey colour.

There are over 20 variations of Chinese Bluestone, here at Edwards Slate & Stone (located in Melbourne) we sell some of the variations. We have selected our Bluestone pavers suitable for Australian conditions, and can confidently recommend our products for most applications in and around the home.

Quality Bluestone in Victoria

Edwards Slate & Stone is the only company in Australia to implement a quality control standard that allows us to track anything less than the best Bluestone possible. This allows us to guarantee the best quality Bluestone pavers in Victoria.