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John  0418 358 386

Alley  0431 454 082


John 0418 358 386

Alley 0431 454 082

Welcome to Rocksmith Construction

Welcome to Rocksmith Construction.

Sandstone Blocks

Sandstone Blocks

Sandstone Blocks

Diamond Sawn

Diamond sawn sandstone blocks are the highest quality sandstone block available. Largely blemish-free and perfect, they require precise handling and special care. Landscaping blocks must be custom ordered as they are only produced on demand. Expect a price tag of several hundreds of dollars each. Sandstone step treads are also available locally with an all over diamond cut finish, or top and bottom diamond cut finish only.

A Grade

A Grade sandstone blocks may be diamond cut or wheel sawn. Wheel sawn blocks are designed to be more budget-friendly while maintaining aesthetic appeal. A Grade sandstone blocks may have 5 or 6 wheel sawn sides. While not promising perfection, you can expect your A Grade blocks to largely be true to shape and size with few chips and nicks. Sizes range from 400 x 400 x 1000 to 1000 x 1000 x 1000.

B Premium and B Plus

When we start to get into the variety of B Grade rocks, we find that shape, size, colour and quality can vary greatly from between quarries.  You can expect all of your B Grade rocks to be wheel sawn at a minimum.  B Premium rocks must have at least 4 sawn sides and should be consistent in size, shape and quality.  Some quarries offer B Premium blocks with 5 or 6 sawn faces, while others only stock B Premium with 4 wheel sawn sides.  This grade is the preferential B Grade when building a wall with some height as they provide a consistent base.  Likewise, they provide a neater finish when retaining smaller embankments just one block high.

B Grade

When it comes to B Grade it is not a case of ‘one size fits all’. At some quarries, B Grade is simply a seconds grade of B Premium with some inconsistencies in size and quality, while at other quarries B Grade is ‘anything usable’. B Grade sandstone blocks may have a wheel sawn face, a rough textured face, or be more random in size and shape depending on the quarry it came from. When considering B Grade it is important that you make an informed decision based on the recommendations of your QBCC licensed builder.


Random sized and shaped sandstone is just that – random! Some quarries class this grade as B Grade, while others sell it as rough pickings. When used in the right project by the right builder though, random can give a stunning effect while still providing an effective option.

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