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Pacific Beach WA
construction in progress

Red Deer, Alberta
Estate Entrance,  Limestone veneer

Ottawa,  Ontario
 Multi-colour Granite veneer


Richmond Rd ,Ottawa,Ontario
  Multi-colour Granite stone veneer


Kamloops, BC,
 Western Multi-colour Stone Veneer & Timber Frame 


Scarbough, Ontario  Stone Veneer building of River Rock,
 
Golden Lake, ON
Eastern Multi-colour Cut River Rock
 Stone Veneer Fireplace

Booton, New Jersey
Eastern Multi-colour Cut River Rock Stone

Moonstone, ON
 Multi-colour QuarryStone Veneer Fireplace

This entry touch was done for one of our local homeowners here in Milltown, New Brunswick.
An elegant touch!   

The beginning of the classic stone project in the state of Washington.
Milltown, NB,   Multi-Colour River Rock
Multi-colour quarry stone.

Also the island was a challenge too, the material was thin wall therefore the fasteners for the metal lath which hold the stone would protrude through, the solution was to use masonite and special bonding agents in our mortar.  
Stone Veneer Golden Lake Ontario, multi-colour river rock or fieldstone was the order for this beautiful curved fireplace and kitchen island.  This cause for a bit of our creativity as well, in this situation the fireplace is built in a corner and there is no access for maintenance in behind the fireplace being that there are blowers involved one may need to do some maintenance in the future, therefore, an entry way had to be built in the front of the stone fireplace. Can you see the stone door on the right of the fireplace? 
        The next challenge was to do a 135 degree corner, although the fireplace may not look it and you have to look hard, but it does swing around to the left where the 135 degree corner became involved.  We were able to accomplish this without special cutting 135 degree corners (which we could have easily done with our special cutting built machine) we have a nifty way of overlapping the thin edge of our stone veneer to make the corner perfect and undetected, one would never know that it is only river rock thin veneer,  in doing it this way we
 were able to save the homeowner some valuable dollars.


Project,  Milltown with Multi-colour field stone.  This project required a good selection of smaller stones due to the tight working space around the edge of the  front door and the garage door. This slowed down the progress and obviously cost a little more, but the results were worth it.   
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Inside corners are not necessary because   Mark and I are able to match up the inside corner to make it a natural stone finish.
The 90 degree corners were strategically planned so as to have different colours and different sizes, not to be duplicated one on the other.
On the project it had a strange turn of events that the foundation was a little larger than the building because the orginial building which was new (burnt),  the replacement new building on the  same foundation, the plans were a bit smaller therefore, it created a situation where we had to build the stone out from the foundation and then curve it in to the wall.
These little pillars may look odd because the landscaping is not done yet.  Note on the bottom of the pillars we used a starter strip to start the stone and they are hooked in to the main column of cement that is below the frost level to eliminate the heaving created by the Ontario winters.
This breakfast nook feature required many hours of  intricate detailed work, sizing and choosing the right shapes and colours to make the blend of the multi-colour granite to compliment the siding.
Stone work in progress
This little stove needed the heat barrier behind it, this was also done is multi-colour granite.  Note:  the woodbox entry way to the right.
This gorgeous home in the Ottawa valley is the creation of Rev.Suzanne Nadon &Rev. Rick Medcalf, a Discovery Dream Home constructed by Kealey & Tackaberry Log homes.  They chose the Multi colour granite which is so common in the Ontario region.
As you can see, it covers many different types of field stone or river rock granite from almost black to the reddish
 which you see a lot in your Ontario country road side rock facing cuts.  There are many shades of greys and whites
 as well as different beige shades which is an excellent choice.
Pembroke, Ontario just north of Ottawa on Highway 17
This stone veneer installation  took place on beautiful Lake Simcoe.  We were called to Lake Simcoe, which is north of Toronto, to refurbish and old stone fireplace.   This was to be done to duplicate the original fieldstone fireplace, which was of gray sand stone common through out Ontario.

 The  original insert of the old stone fireplace was taken out and replaced with a modern one.  The field stone was stripped off because of leakage problems from the top down through that created  a disgusting look and then parged over the brick then we used a  special cement bond which adds extra adhesive power to bond the stone veneer creating a fireplace with tighter joints in the classical old fireplace of years gone by.   

Before
In process
After
  As you can tell from the pictures this was a challenge that eventually came to our attention. What to do?
  Answer:  The problem here was water getting in through the old mortar, which probably was common brick mortar and a host of other mistakes.  The solution we decided, was to parge the old stone work then cover with waterproof ice shield then cover with metal lath,  we drilled through to the old stone and put in pin bolts to secure the metal lath to the existing chimney.  In this way we locked out the water and then covered over with our stone veneer capturing the beauty of the old stone fireplace chimney which will be there for generations to come.

Stone Veneer fireplace for Orillia, Ontario
                    
Old Homestead River Rock Stone Veneer     -  Robinson Lake, Ontario - Fall 2013
Consist of many shades of gray to black, is the easiest way to describe this sandstone and slate river rock, is that it has a distinguished characteristic that would be accomplished by an old homesteader farmer who went out back in the field and used all the handy sandstone and slate fieldstone river rock type he could find.


Our client came with a photograph of an old fireplace very much like you see in the Quebec pioneer and Ontario homesteader antique settings.  Could we duplicate it, or how close could we come?   We felt it was a challenge that we could accomplish.  In the spring of 2013 it all came together

Earthtone stone veneer colour is like the name implies, brown to almost black fading in places to almost white, pale brown in other places.  Sometimes a complete stone will be almost consistent brown or dark brown to almost light in colour.


Multi-colour River Rock  -Presque Isle, MI
 This is a popular choice stone, ranging from snow white, pale pink, off green, light and dark brown occasionally brick red, grays with white strip through them and so on.


Here,  the common granite used in this area for centuries for foundations and ornamental from our local quarries.  This same stone is in our ancient river beds.  Multi Colour granite varies in light beige to white, pink and even to shades of salmon pink and pale yellow to dark coarse dark specks in the quartz fieldspar mix that makes up this granite. It is the right combination to a log home foundation and fireplace.


Multi colour Quarry Stone , Isaac's Way Restaurant,  Fredericton, NB