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Building Using Stone Veneer

  • Rockport granite veneer roughly square and roughly rectangular in shape.

    Using Stone Veneer #5482

    Rockport granite veneer roughly square and roughly rectangular in shape.


    Architect

    Custom Stone Builders

    Location

    Manchester, MA


  • Custom blend Stone Farm thin stone veneer.

    Using Stone Veneer #5506

    Custom blend Stone Farm thin stone veneer.


    Architect

    Custom Stone Builders

    Location

    Gloucester, MA


  • Mosaic granite veneer outdoor fireplace.

    Using Stone Veneer #5498

    Mosaic granite veneer outdoor fireplace.


    Location

    New York


  • New England Fieldstone mix used as veneer on this house.

    Using Stone Veneer #5490

    New England Fieldstone mix used as veneer on this house.


    Architect

    Custom Stone Builders

    Location

    Ipswich, MA


  • New England Fieldstone rounds in lighter color palette.

    Using Stone Veneer #5470

    New England Fieldstone rounds in lighter color palette.


    Location

    Marthas Vineyard


  • Local fieldstone with custom granite shingle roof.

    Using Stone Veneer #5471

    Local fieldstone with custom granite shingle roof.


    Location

    New York


  • New England Fieldstone stacked stone veneer.

    Using Stone Veneer #5478

    New England Fieldstone stacked stone veneer.


  • Square, rectangular granite next to French limestone door surround.

    Using Stone Veneer #5486

    Square, rectangular granite next to French limestone door surround.


    Location

    Greenwich, CT


  • New England Fieldstone outdoor fireplace.

    Using Stone Veneer #5494

    New England Fieldstone outdoor fireplace.


    Architect

    Visionary Landscapes

    Location

    Newburyport, MA


  • Stacked stone veneer interior fireplace.

    Using Stone Veneer #5502

    Stacked stone veneer interior fireplace.


    Architect

    Custom Stone Builders

    Location

    Annisquam, MA


The Story on Stone Veneer

Stone veneer or "building stone" is used for facing a structural wall or surface, and can be used on the outside of buildings, chimneys, interior and exterior fireplaces and other vertical structures where natural stone could be used as a covering. Stone veneer is not structural and has to have a supporting surface to build upon.

Full Stone Veneer

For many years stone structures have been made out of full stone veneer.  These are stones are generally 4-6” in thickness and are installed on a proper concrete footing and “face” a concrete or cinder block wall.  This type of stone construction allows for the use of larger stones, but also requires a pre-planned footing or shelf.

Thin Stone Veneer 

Thin Stone Veneer is created by taking stones and cutting the faces off of them to approximately a 1” thickness.  This thinner and lighter material is very easy to handle, and does not need a structural footing to rest on because of its lighter weight.  This is great for covering up existing walls and old masonry work that is out of style.  One thing to consider when using thin stone veneer, is that once the pieces get above three square feet, an anchoring system of some type will need to be implemented.

Styles

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Mosaic

A mosaic style wall uses irregular shaped pieces with a “broken ice” look and fits them together like a puzzle.   Usually the natural or seam face is exposed, creating a flat wall surface, but with a random appearance.

Roughly square / roughly rectangular 

Made by splitting the stone into pieces that are square and or rectangular in shape although the corners are not necessarily 90 degrees.  The natural or seam face is exposed. This style gives order to the pattern, but not with precise lines and joints.

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Stacked Stone  

A rectilinear look with longer and narrower pieces that look like they are “stacked” one on top of each other. This style of stone can can attain a look that is either formal or informal depending on desired style. 

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Ashlar

Ashlar is similar to a stacked stone in that the pieces are rectangular, but Ashlar is created by splitting the stone and exposing the inside section.  Although there are different types of ashlar patterns and styles, the original use was a more refined and precise look, with the edges of the stone often being sawn.

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Rounds 

Of all the veneer stone styles available, a round stone is one that can not be "worked" by man to create the look. Rounds are either water or glacier worn stone, resulting in organic shapes, creating a soft and smooth look and feel.