A collaboration with Blackwolf construction, these walls and columns are being built to match some existing stonework on this beautiful ocean front property.
Along with a column to denote the entrance to split driveways, we have built a planter and the sides of a stone and concrete staircase yet to be completed.
Our latest property entry project with large stone columns and a fresh paving stone driveway.
Built upon large concrete footings, these cinder block cores house the many electrical wires in conduit for sensors, motors, and lights. We always fill them to create a solid concrete structure reinforced with rebar tied deep into the concrete footing.
Large dark granite caps will help create a strong sturdy look while matching the custom stone inserts that our client has had made custom for this project.
The exciting part is yet to come, with the gate and motor being mounted by the end of the week and our beautiful sandstone facing to be installed shortly after.
It was our pleasure to construct this ashlar style fireplace for Aryze Developments.
Paired with a floating hearth, this natural gas fireplace adds the texture of natural stone packaged in a neat and clean finished product.
This wood burning fireplace is the focal point of a stable turned into a caretakers suite for a very unique property in Saanich.
Featuring granite found on site for the hearth infill, a hardy island granite facing, and a beautiful live edge mantle, this fireplace was built to match the feel of existing stonework on the property.
Ben did a fantastic job finishing this fireplace to warm this freshly completed suite before the winter!
Here’s a few photos of the past week’s progress!
The following picture shows the detail of this bluestone patio set in mortar.
The details of a finished wall with subtle lighting to add to the ambience of an evening stroll along the water:
This lower set of steps has come together nicely. It’s hard to imagine that there was literally nothing here before. Now it is the gateway to a private beach from this beautiful ocean front home.
Yet to be grouted, this patio is already in use as the weather has been absolutely unreal here to finish off July.
It was my honour to let my client lay the final piece of this grand patio. He even ascribed his insignia and the year onto the back of it:
The final stretch has arrived as I start to cap the great wall, finish the details of the patio area, and complete a pathway to connect the new landscape to the rest of the property.
Kevin with ROCKS.
This masonry project is getting closer to completion by the day here in Metchosin. As I work to finish the lower set of steps, it is really starting to take shape.
Here’s a few shots of recent progress:
And a couple close-up shots of some finishing details:
I’ll be finishing more of this stonework over the next couple of weeks, so check in again for some new pics and the unveiling of the finished project when it’s complete!
Kevin with ROCKS + STONES
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.
Phase one of this grand project, it has been my honour to build this for a great man.
Until next time!
Kevin with ROCKS + STONES
This grand stone staircase built in the Highlands of greater Victoria, Vancouver Island was the highlight of this past season for me. As the main entryway of the property it had to be both beautiful and highly functional. Here’s the before and after pictures:
It was my honour to receive this testimonial from my clients:
“We were both very pleased with the high level of expertise and work ethic that Kevin brought to the project. He did a terrific job laying out what the project entailed and what any anticipated concerns might be. He always kept us up to date and completed each phase as he described.
We live on an acreage outside the city so creating a lighting plan that was both visually pleasing and functional was a key component for us. Kevin was very accommodating and most helpful as we tried various lighting solutions to complete the project.
We love the finished look of our rock stairs and the aesthetic choices that he brought to the job.
Darren and Rosemary McGrath
As well as these two new photos showing off the lighting that we designed together:
It is always the most rewarding part of a job to get positive feedback from happy customers, and I’m looking forward to keeping in touch to see this project as it ages through the seasons.
Until next time,
Kevin with ROCKS + STONES masonry
A group of three classic jointed columns were built to light the way down a staircase to the water from this gorgeous View Royal, Victoria BC home. These blasted rock columns incorporate very sleek L.E.D. lights and a hidden timer and outlet into their construction. Heat shrunk connections and accessible junctions make this system expandable, completely water tight, and built to last for many years to come.
A custom cap detail was furnished out of chunks of granite from our local supplier. Being a ‘cost plus’ job, these caps were created for very little cost to our client in place of a conventional granite cap which has the same effect for 5 times the price.
A fun build with a great view, this is one project that I can’t wait to revisit as the years go by.
Until next time,
Kevin with ROCKS + STONES masonry.