Combining Driftwood & Stonework
I built several coves into the stonework to act as placeholders for planters and candles, etc., as the homeowner had several children and I
Dry-Stack Stonework, Victoria B.C.
The difficulty I faced, oddly enough, was trying to be as random as possible with the placement of the stones, so as to make the stonework a
Age-Old Techniques, New-Age Design: The Building Of A Giant Stone Fireplace
It was one of those projects where we all just stood back at the completion of it, and the only word that came to mind was ‘wow’.
Restoring 17th-Century Architecture
It's not every day that I get the opportunity to work with 17th-Century Limestone imported from France. So when the homeowner presented
Mixing Natural Hydraulic Lime Mortar
Before mixing the mortar, it is important to measure out the Lime and Sand by volume, using a bucket. Measuring the materials with a shovel
Exterior Stone Fireplace and Patio Walls
The renovation consisted of removing the existing decking and guard rails, which were replaced by rough-cut cedar and stone tiles. The stone
Repointing Brick & Stonework
Whether I am repointing brick or stone walls, an air chisel with a Spike bit makes quick work of recessing mortar joints, along with a 15.8-
The Ripple Effect Of Finding Our Passion
When we love what we do, it translates into our work. And you'd be surprised how much of a difference that can make in this world.
Creative Masonry Project Ideas
I used a mixture of fine and coarse sand with Portland cement at a 3:1 ratio. I also incorporated a splash of liquid bonding agent to each b
Creative Brickwork Ideas
I knew then that the only way I could apply the brick would be in an utterly non-formal way and that it had to coincide with the theme now p