New Zealand’s only BRANZ Appraised Real Stone Veneer. In most cases around half the price of traditional whole schist applications and far faster to lay, saving both time and money. Looking for stone cladding for your home, landscaping or commercial project, indoors or out? Look no further. The Craftstone Real Stone Veneer System is fully BRANZ Appraised and is Building Code Compliant, surpassing all Weather-tightness and Seismic requirements. And yes, all our stone comes with matching corner options.
In fact the Craftstone Real Stone Veneer System is the only reinforced schist stone veneer system in New Zealand today, a real comfort considering the impact of the Canterbury earthquakes on brick & masonry systems. Craftstone is the only stone veneer accepted by Wellington Council and is also Pre-Approved by the Auckland Council.
Craftstone. Real Stone. Real Simple!
There are a number of companies out there passing off coloured concrete as “stone”. Some of these fake stone veneer companies will try to fool you with such blatantly false claims as “The only stone veneer in New Zealand to have successfully completed testing for E2/VM1 (Weather-tightness)“. They know this is untrue.
Some fake schist veneer companies claim their product to be “the most realistic“, “the only UV tested” or “the highest quality“. Don’t be fooled. These claims simply do not stack up. No fake stone comes close to the real thing in either looks or durability.
NB: Our stone is real and has no need for UV testing.
Maybe even worse, companies that have been in business 4-5 years will offer you 50 year warranties and the next will top that with 51 years. These warranties are simply a gimmick and offer the customer no protection at all. Keep it simple. Keep it Real.
The Craftstone Real Stone Veneer System uses real stone that has truly stood the test of time, and will easily out-last the life-time of the building it is used on. In addition the Craftstone Real Stone Veneer System is classified as a medium weight cladding under the NZ Building Code. This is the same weight as fake stone veneers. And better still, Craftstone Real Stone Veneer is price competitive with these fake products. So really, why settle for less?
What does all this mean for you?
Simple. Specify Craftstone Real Stone Veneer as your stone of choice on all plans and projects, and have the confidence that you are not only saving yourself a great deal of heartache but are specifying the best, and safest, stone system available!
NB: Craftstone does still carry a genuine top quality manufactured schist veneer range, tried and proven in New Zealand conditions for many years. As far as artificial stone products are concerned we believe Craftstone man-made stone is the best available in the market today, though we do see our own real stone range as the way of the future. If it is manufactured stone cladding you are after, you cannot do better. Please refer to our “products” ages for more info.