Hard as Rocks helps build award-winning stonework, without the weight and cost

Hard as Rocks helps build award-winning stonework, without the weight and cost
Published: 22 June 2020

Hard as Rocks Ltd is proud to be New Zealand’s exclusive supplier of Eldorado Stone® the most realistic architectural stone available on the market today.

Whether it be a rustic chimney, a contemporary feature wall, a grand English manor or even the entry pillars of your gateway, Hard as Rocks can provide a product to give you the look and feel of real stone without the weight and cost associated with the real thing.

Most Kiwis love the traditional look of South Island Schist, and River Rock from our local rivers. Hard as Rocks is New Zealand’s leading supplier of the manmade versions of these profiles, but can also offer the unique look of other stone choices from around the world. With colours designed to match the Waimakariri and Tongariro Rivers, the River Rock Alpine range is very popular throughout New Zealand.

Hard as Rocks is New Zealand distributor for Eldorado Stone® – ‘The Most Believable Architectural Stone Veneer In The World®’. Eldorado Stone® gives an architect or home owner the ability to let their imagination wander and create a truly authentic look to suit their project. Ever wanted to replicate a Tuscan Villa? Or model  a house on the quaint country look as seen in Italy or France?  Hard as Rocks has a huge range of stone profiles and colour choices from around the world that provide the ability to add the timeless beauty of stonework to any new build, renovation or landscaping.

Because each stone is an individual piece, not a panel system, (except Stacked stone) it is possible to mix some stone profiles and colours and even change the mortar colours to give a truly unique look.

Architectural Stone Veneers are 50mm thick and earthquake tested for durability. Hard as Rocks has a BRANZ appraised Installation system over timber framing using 20mm cavity battens and BGC Fibre cement board. This is a very simple way for architects and home owners to get the look of stone without the associated costs, as no footings or steel lintels are required. Eldorado Stone® can also be applied over concrete blocks or some brick installations and even some existing claddings for a renovation or feature wall addition.

Eldorado Stone® is manufactured from Portland Cement, high quality permanent iron oxide pigments and lightweight aggregates. It is this lightweight characteristic that enables this product to be used effectively where the sheer weight of real stone would restrict application capabilities.

Hard as Rocks has nationwide franchised distributors trained in not only waterproofing and stone application but also in detailing and the little extras that hold true to the eye and guarantee a professional finish.

Learn more here: www.hardasrocks.co.nz