Timeless, classic, vibrant, solid, warm, all common phrases used to describe the beauty that is stone quarried from New Zealand hillsides and rivers. A common perception is that natural stone is expensive but not if you take into account its low maintenance, durability and most importantly it’s lasting style.  It is the perfect complement to any project design being modern, rustic, bright, vibrant or to blend into the background. 


In a time when outside cladding only has to last 20 years, stonework will always be an excellent choice as a solid long lasting material not reliant on glues or silicon which appear to affect so many areas in housing thus creating a weathertight, warm, viable solution to your building and renovation needs.


Alexandra Schist can lay and supply Alexandra, Waitata, HariHari and Cluden Schist stone. The Christchurch price for this stone is only $350 per sqm supplied and laid - GST inclusive. A sqm rate is negotiable for other stone, including volcanic rock and other types of schist - call us to get pricing.


Qualities of Stone:

  • Low maintenance
  • Does not age or date therefore holds value and character and make improvements or extension easy, unlike brick which can become dated or difficult to match to existing materials.
  • Natural style. Stone colours will match an accessories, i.e., carpet or wall toning.  Stone will also blend with timber, plaster or bricks.
  • Maintains temperature.  Ask any stone house owner – cool in summer and warm in winter.

All this adds great economic sense for property value and re-sale.


Stone: Alexandra Schist

Stone: Harihari  

Stone: Waitata  

Brett Harrison – Stonemason, 15 Lindsay Dr, Prebbleton, brett@alexandraschist.co.nz, mobile: 0274 38 2073, ph: (03) 344 3066