Shaping the world’s places

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Civil + Commercial + Streetscape

Shaping the world’s places with Bamstone bluestone.

What are the key benefits of choosing Australian made Bamstone bluestone products for streetscape and civil works?

Increase efficiencies and receive a consistent supply of Australian bluestone in the years to come.
Since 1975, the use of Australian Bamstone bluestone products for streetscape and civil works has become increasingly prevalent throughout Australia and around the world. Unique to Bamstone, all raw basalt material is sourced from the same Mt Rouse lava flow in south-west Victoria, close to the company’s production facility in Port Fairy. We are dedicated to ensuring the longevity of a natural resource and greater supply capacity of consistently high grade raw material. Ownership of licensed Victorian quarry sites ensures a consistent and sustainable supply of premium quality bluestone. ​

Product first mindset and longevity.
We locally source and supply premium bluestone that has an industry reputation for longevity, strength and timeless characteristics. All Bamstone paving products have undergone independent qualitative and quantitative testing by Stone Initiatives. These independent tests are carried out to assess the quality, durability and slip resistance of products. The unique material characteristics discovered by Stone Initiatives testing and 45+ years of operation conclude that Bamstone bluestone products are unsusceptible to warping, exfoliation, curling or rust upon installation. Over time, Bamstone bluestone develops further in aesthetic qualities, darkening with age and maintaining its clarity and beauty in high traffic and public areas. After the initial tracking in of the stone, Bamstone bluestone develops its own natural patina without the need for a sealant product. Learn more about our product test reports or contact our team.

Four decades, three generations, one Australian made product.
Bamstone is Australia’s home to premium bluestone. For over 45 years, we have crafted streetscape civil products in the form of paving, gutterstones, kerbing, pedestrian crossings, tram stops, ​overflow kerb, roundabouts, street furniture and planter boxes for Australian cities and regional communities. Our team are available for direct consultation for your design, construction and engineering potential.

Dimensions

  • 995 x 495mm

  • 900 x 450mm

  • 900 x 300mm

  • 800 x 400mm

  • 600 x 450mm

  • 600 x 300mm

  • 495 x 495mm

  • 495 x 245mm

  • 400 x 400mm

  • 400 x 200mm

  • 300 x 450mm

  • 300 x 300mm

  • 245 x 245mm

  • Custom sizes

Finishes

Diamond sawn

The stone is sawn and very lightly honed to just remove any noticeable saw marks

Slip Resistance AS4586:2013
– Classification: P5
– Slip Resistance Value (BPN): 67

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Honed

Honed then buffed with a specialist honing machine to create a smooth non-porous surface. The honing process gives honed bluestone a traditional, dark grey-blue colour.

Slip Resistance AS4586: 2013
– Classification: P2
– Slip Resistance Value (BPN): 25

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Pitched

Hand and/or mechanically split into consistently sized blocks.

Polished

A polished finish has a highly reflective surface, which will display the vibrancy of the stone's colors as well as the stone characteristics. The texture is very smooth and is not very porous. The full color, depth, and crystal structure is visible with a polished finish.

Thickness

  • 15mm

  • 20mm

  • 30mm

  • 40mm

  • 50mm

  • 60mm and above

Grade

  • LANDSCAPE GRADE
  • STANDARD GRADE

Approximately 30-100% vesicles. The basalt appearance is organic and natural with vesiculation more predominately featured in each paver. ​

Melbourne City Council approved. Approximately 0-30% vesicles. Cleaner finish with minimal veins and organic stone textures. ​

When choosing Bamstone bluestone paving and tiles, it's important to understand the right grade of stone for your project and the natural vesiculation characteristsics that occur in Australian bluestone products. The term vesiculation refers to the natural markings within the stone, which were created when the lava cooled and degassed. These markings more commonly appear as round clusters of air bubbles, generally known as “cats paws” or in strips of veining known as “banding”. Vesiculation may also appear as broad irregular shapes. ​Bamstone supply bluestone paving and tiles in two grades:

Applications + Projects

Common Applications