Hamptons Style Luxe

August 22, 2019

The challenge to seamlessly integrate a new addition to an existing home as part of a total refurbishment was one that was presented to Brindabella Renovations recently. Accepting the challenge, Brindabella has created a clever space that seems as though it has always been there.

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Understanding Stone Series – Pool Coping 101

August 6, 2019

Written by Gary Bazzana, Natural Stone Specialist

Pool coping is used around the edge of in ground and other swimming pools. If you are in the water and holding the side of the pool you will be holding on to the coping tiles or pavers. Likewise if you are dangling your feet in the water chances are you are sitting on the pool coping.

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Pools in Freestyle

July 9, 2019

Project Image:  Master Builders Association 2018 Award Winning Freestyle Pools in Longueville.  Pool Coping and Pavers - Charcoal Grey Granite Flamed


While Winter can be the time when most of us pack away the Speedos, it is a very busy time for pool builders. This month we talk to Rob Hitchcock from FreeStyle Pools, Sydney. An award-winning pool building company, FreeStyle Pools was established in 1992 by Rob’s parents, Bruce and Anne. Almost 30 years on, Rob and his brother Ben continue the strong tradition of building quality swimming pools and providing customer service excellence to their clients.

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Celebration of Collaboration

June 18, 2019

This beautiful Sydney home in the harbourside suburb of Mosman, is testament to the successful collaboration of a highly professional team.

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Zias Building Design – Murrays Beach

June 11, 2019

This month we chat to Beth Saiz from Zias Building Design about a new build at Murrays Beach just south of Newcastle in NSW. A tranquil location the home sits beautifully in the bushland setting and takes in the breathtaking views of the surrounding lake.

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Totally Transformed by Tavira

May 14, 2019

A recent renovation of this tired outdoor space has been refreshed and modernised with beautiful Tavira Alfresco Limestone. The new limestone tiles have brought the outdoor area of this gorgeous home in Sydney’s leafy north into the 21st century.

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A Trio of Timeless Quality

April 23, 2019

Three custom-built homes by Sydney builder Meadowbank Homes, showcase a range of Sareen Stone’s natural stone throughout. Quality natural stone just like a quality built custom home, offers style that is timeless.

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Understanding Stone Series: Handling Stone Around Pools

April 9, 2019

Each piece of natural stone displays the markings of its formation history so no two pieces will be the same. This is the first thing to understand when selecting natural stone for any project including stone around pools.

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China Stone Fair, Xiamen

March 26, 2019

Natural stone continues to evolve offering the industry new technology, new finishes and new products and this was evident at the Xiamen Stone Fair in China earlier this month. With exhibitors from across the globe, there was much to see and take on board.

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Italian Inspired Guestlands

March 12, 2019

Guestlands Italia is a replica Italian village in the heart of Sydney, complete with belltower, piazza and cobblestone street. We chat with owner, Peter about his latest trip to Italy and the continued inspiration it brings to the creation of Guestlands.

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