Do you need a stonemason?
Standing Stone Masonry is an owner-operated business, located in Nanaimo, BC, Canada, and serving Central Vancouver Island. We provide a high level of quality in customer service and in our construction. Our reputation isn’t built on craftsmanship alone, but upon the idea that each client should feel pride of ownership when the job is done. We believe good work can be both functional and beautiful. Check our Photo Gallery to see what we mean. Former clients are also willing to provide references.
Natural stone and brick
We will undertake repairs to worn work, additions to existing work, and new construction. We do mortared and dry-laid stone. We build hearths, homes and habitats with real rock and brick—not commonplace ‘cultured' concrete. It takes time to acquire the skills and tools of the traditional mason, and we're pleased to keep them. Standing Stone puts it all ‘up right':
- Natural stone veneer
- Barbeques and outdoor ovens
- Fireplaces and hearths
- Freestanding and retaining walls
- Garden follies and objets d'art
- Pillars, pilasters and gate posts
- Patios, paths and steps.
- Interlocking concrete paver (ICPI certified)
It's the real thing
We're biased, sure, but many people believe stone is beautiful. Remember when you last saw a real stone fireplace or heavy retaining wall? Didn't it feel homey and enduring? Now consider how you might feel knowing that the material supporting your mantelpiece or cladding your home was fake. Your house is an investment, and realtors will tell you that natural stone is a feature which can increase the resale value of a property by an average of 6%—a good return on your money. Better yet, stone doesn't date itself, or need painting, and it never falls off.
Art with function
But you know what? Lotsa rock hoppers say these same things. What makes Standing Stone stand out is a sense of design. Our forte is telling stories through stone which involve you in some way. New construction offers a chance to create something which not only solves a problem, but which fulfils a dream or expresses an idea. Yes Virginia, the rocks can talk! And so should you, when your project is complete.