Front Entryway Completion!

The first steps to having a complete front landscape, this stonework lays the foundation for garden beds and a nice side entryway leading to a deck.

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I’m looking forward to phase 2 in the spring, which will include another set of steps and a bluestone walkway!

Kevin with ROCKS.

Metchosin front entryway completion!

It has been challenging to deal with the weather, but luckily I was able to catch the right amount of sunshine to complete this front entryway today!

From grass to finished stonework, this staircase and pathway was designed to create a proper front entrance to this beautiful ocean front home.


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Phase one of this grand project, it has been my honour to build this for a great man.


Until next time!

Kevin with ROCKS Stonemasonry

Metchosin front entryway update!

As I get closer to completion, the project really starts to come together in a special way. The finishing details are the most fun to work on and it’s always a pleasure to see my clients excitement build too.

Here’s the detail of the pathway that is all laid out and ready to be bonded and grouted to the concrete pad:


The staircase is really the crown jewel of this project, and with the ‘cheeks’ completed and the slate laid out for the treads it’s becoming clear what the final product will look like.


Next week I will unveil the finished product! Plus now that the stonework is complete there will be a handrail installed.

Until then,

Kevin with ROCKS.


Fireplace Update!

This fireplace is coming along nicely out here in Saanich, greater Victoria BC.

I had these custom brackets for the mantle piece made by a local Sidney fabricator, Philbrook’s Metal fabrication shop:

They were made to mimic my clients dream fireplace off of a picture. Aluminum coated with a heat resistant paint, drilled and lag bolted in place.

And the stonework is now above the archway and getting closer to the top!


Another few days should do it, here’s one more detail shot:


See you again soon with the finished product.

Kevin with ROCKS.

Custom stone staircases!

A collection of all of our recent staircase projects.

There are a wide range of suitable staircase products that provide everything from a rustic to a refined look. A well designed and thought out set of steps will add functionality and beauty to those otherwise awkward areas of your landscape.

Feel free to give Kevin a call at 1-250-538-8485 if you have any questions about a potential project of your own!



Revisiting a custom fireplace and bluestone patio in Sidney!

It`s always nice to keep in touch with clients and an honour to do some additional work. I have built numerous aspects of this lovely ocean view property including two bluestone patios, a front entryway, and an indoor fireplace.

Here`s an updated pic of the fireplace that was given a ROCKS style face lift. Basalt surrounds these gorgeous doors that the client had custom made and the rest of the stone is Eagle ridge sandstone facing, with a big ol` single chunk of local stone for the hearth and a stunning `live edge`mantle piece (see ROCKS Fireplaces ) for more pics.


It`s always nice to see how our projects age, and I couldn`t help but snap a picture of this large bluestone patio nestled in a mature garden. Time always seems to make things look more at home. Coupled with fantastic composite patio furniture this patio is ready for its first full summer of use!

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See more of our bluestone work here: ROCKS Stone Surfaces

Until next time,

Kevin with ROCKS Stonemasonry