Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

*New* Natural Stone Veneer & Hardscape Catalogs

Available Now Online or Through Local Dealers

The new Stoneyard.com product catalogs are now available. The newest addition to our literature family is a 20 page combination catalog. It features all of our NEW veneer color options as well as some great new finished beauty pics. A hardscape section was also added to detail all of the available wallstone, flagging, cobblestone, and pebble options.

Visit your local dealer or go to our Literature Page to get a copy today!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Ledgestone Video Premier

An overview of the Ledgestone Veneer color and size options


Ledgestone is one of our most popular shapes. It is known for its beautiful colors and graining. It is available as both a Thin Veneer (1 inch thick) and Building Veneer (3-6 inch thick). There are 5 unique color options for this shape: Boston Blend, Greenwich Gray, Colonial Tan, Yorkshire Granite, and Sapphire Blue. This video gives a complete overview of all the options available as well as some great finished photos.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Ohio Private Residence Features Multiple Truck Loads of Historic New England Fieldstone Veneer

The first of many truck loads of Historic New England Fieldstone is on its way to Ohio. A mix of Ashlar, Round, Mosaic, and Square & Rectangular shapes are going to be used in both the Thin and Building Veneer Thicknesses.

Look for finished project photos in the future!




Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Cool Heat of a Greenwich Gray Fireplace

One of our most popular shapes of natural stone veneer is Ledgestone. Our classic New England Fieldstone Boston Blend colors consist of a wide range of grays, whites, tans, browns, pinks, and other neutral colors. When your home decor or personal preference is for a more uniform gray color, consider adding one of our new color options.

Pictured above is a beautiful fireplace featuring the cool gray tones with white striping that you will find in Greenwich Gray Ledgestone Veneer. Sprinkled in are some of the tans, whites, and flat grays of the Boston Blend. This unique mixture adds a different spin on an old favorite.

The work was done by a local mason:

Classic Masonry
Kevin Horan

Braintree, MA 02184
(617) 293-7945


Be sure to visit our website for more pictures of Greenwich Gray veneer, fireplaces, and Ledgestone veneer.


Friday, September 03, 2010

Labor Day

Labor Day - Office Closed
 
Labor Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September (September 6 in 2010).

The first Labor Day in the United States was celebrated on September 5, 1882 in New York City.[1] It became a federal holiday in 1894, when, following the deaths of a number of workers at the hands of the U.S. military and U.S. Marshals during the Pullman Strike, President Grover Cleveland put reconciliation with the labor movement as a top political priority. Fearing further conflict, legislation making Labor Day a national holiday was rushed through Congress unanimously and signed into law a mere six days after the end of the strike.[2] The September date was chosen as Cleveland was concerned that aligning an American labor holiday with existing international May Day celebrations would stir up negative emotions linked to the Haymarket Affair.[3] All 50 U.S. states have made Labor Day a state holiday.


 
In observance of Labor Day, Stoneyard.com will be closed on Monday Sept 6,2010.  Please have a wonderful holiday weekend - stay safe and keep an eye on the local weather channels for news on hurricane Earl.
 
 
 

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Ashlar Oasis

An Ashlar Veneer Project Tour with Babin Landscaping

(Click to watch video)


This beautiful oasis consists of
many elements that work together harmoniously to create an amazing backyard retreat. New England Fieldstone Boston Blend Ashlar Thin and Building Veneer was used extensively throughout the project. Seating was created around a stone lined fire pit complete with Tiki lamp accents throughout the space. A water feature and beach inspired pool was also surrounded with Fieldstone boulders. To finish the space, an outdoor kitchen and grill area is perfect for entertaining and relaxing on a warm summer night.

The front entrance to the home is also accented with Ashlar Veneer. Two columns side the driveway entrance and a round centerpiece was faced as well. Two wrap around stone walls, columns, and stair risers also complete the look up to the front door. To carry the accent throughout the home, the Ashlar Thin Veneer was used to face the exposed cement foundation.

The beautiful work on this project was created by:

Babin Landscaping

Dave Babin

Pepperell, MA
(978) 433-5169
www.babinlandscaping.com

View this video and more project photos.

Friday, August 20, 2010

A Classic Favorite with a Contemporary Flair

A Farmers Porch Entrance with Stone Veneer and Matching Walls


This private residence in Massachusetts was faced with our New England Fieldstone Boston Blend Mosaic Thin Veneer. The front entrance is enclosed by a classic white farmers porch and accented by beautiful wall sconces and an intricate glass door. In the backyard, a matching matching full thickness architectural Building Veneer was used to construct retaining walls and stairs. Using the Mosaic Thin Veneer and Building Veneer adds a unique flair to this colonial style home.



The beautiful stone work on this project was created by:

Gerrier Masonry & Landscaping
Woburn, MA
(781) 933-4157

And sold through one of our local dealers:

Woburn Concrete & Masonry Supply
237 Salem St
Woburn, MA
(781) 933-4700

View more photos of this beautiful home and take a look at our featured projects.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Stoneyard.com | Partners | Landscape Materials | Loam | Mulch | Gravel | Countertops | Tools | Sandblasting http://bit.ly/dmvf0w

Monday, August 09, 2010

Stoneyard.com | ICF Wall Systems | Installation of Thin Veneer | Insulated Concrete Forms http://bit.ly/c8wxPr

Friday, August 06, 2010

Video 5-2-5 Historic New England Fieldstone Veneer with Michael Bangs, Stoneyard.com http://bit.ly/aX1rxL

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Photos of Bob Gaylor Inc project featuring Stoneyard.com New England Fieldstone Building Veneer for Siding & Columns http://bit.ly/bJcto3
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Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Photos of Stoneyard.com Colonial Tan Thin Wallstone. Use this beautiful stone for all types of hardscape projects http://bit.ly/c72TkL

Monday, August 02, 2010

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Connect With Stoneyard.com!

There are many new ways to stay up to date with all of the happenings at Stoneyard.com. Whether it be some amazing new project pictures, discounts and specials, exclusive events, prizes, and our premier photo contest, there is always something exciting to share. Find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, sign up for our newsletter, and subscribe to our blog.

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Please include your company info and a brief description of the project. Send your photos now and they could be featured in our newest catalog or on our homepage!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sapphire Blue Ledgestone Veneer Faces Nashoba Tech Retaining Walls

Nashoba Valley Technical High School services students from Chelmsford, Groton, Pepperell, Shirley, Littleton, Westford, and Townsend, located 35 miles west of Boston,MA.

Your Space Landscape & Construction built the retaining walls surrounding the front entrance to the school. Using our Sapphire Blue Building Veneer they were able to create a beautiful and eye catching focal point.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Boston Design Guide 2011

Boston Design Guide offers ideas and inspiration to discerning homeowners and provides the best sources to make dreams a reality. The top design professionals showcase their work in Boston Design Guide because they know it produces results for them. We welcome you to browse our website and visit our clients' websites as well.

Come in to our showroom, in Littleton,MA to pickup your FREE copy, while supplies last (1 per customer).

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Perspectives on Design New England: Creative Ideas Shared by Leading Design Professionals

Perspectives on Design New England: Creative Ideas Shared by Leading Design Professionals





Liquid Landscape Designs
Carlisle, MA
978-490-4398
www.liquidlandscapedesigns.com
New England Water Features



Present-day taste-makers share their wisdom, experience, and talent in these showcases of the finest architects, home builders, interior design artisans, and craftsmen. Highlighting luxurious residences with captivating photographs, the regions most notable industry specialists share the inspirations and motivations behind their work and explain their projects from initial design decisions to adding final fixtures and accouterments. Whether contemplating the construction of a new home or the redesign of an intimate space, these guides will inspire and inform.

The rich history and architectural diversity of New England make an ideal setting for the breathtaking photos and well-researched editorials on the exquisite luxury homes of the northeast.

Monday, July 19, 2010

New Jersey Home Foundation Matches Existing Fieldstone Walls

This gorgeous New Jersey home was once overwhelmed by an exposed cement walk out basement foundation. Now it is a beautiful focal point highlighting traditional New England heritage.

The challenge? To match the existing Fieldstone walls that connect to the home on both the right and left side. To do this, they used a unique blend of Stoneyard.com Historic New England Fieldstone Boston Blend Ashlar (60%), Mosaic (20%), and Round (20%) Thin Veneer.

This amazing do-it-yourself project used a natural stone veneer that blends harmoniously with the natural environment. Mixing different shapes can create the perfect blend for your home siding, fireplace, stone wall, chimney, and foundation projects. Don't be afraid! Get creative and mix up your own unique pattern of Historic New England Fieldstone veneer.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

T-Bones Great American Eatery Goes Colonial

With Historic New England Fieldstone Walls and Patio
New England Fieldstone, Boston Blend, Mosaic shape thin stone veneer was used to create this functional and attractive outdoor dining space. Thin veneer corners were used extensively throughout this project to clad the vertical and horizontal surfaces. Flats were used to complete the top of the wall creating a natural looking New England stone wall.

Located in Bedford, NH, you can enjoy great food in a great setting!

www.t-bones.com
25 South River Road

Bedford, NH 03110-6708
(603) 641-6100

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Cedar Shingle Home Adds Fieldstone Flair

A Colonial Massachusetts Private Residence


Cedar shingles and wooden post columns can really make an entrance pop. Adding a New England natural stone to the foundation, walls, and columns adds a special historic touch.

Our New England Fieldstone Boston Blend Building Veneer was used on this private residence in Massachusetts. A 63% Square & Rectangular Regular, 1% Square & Rectangular Large, and 36% Ashlar mix was used to create a unique look that is beautiful even in progress!

This project will be completed soon, and the progress to date is stunning!

View more photos of this beautiful home and take a look at our other featured projects.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Which did they choose: vinyl, brick, or natural stone?


New England Fieldstone Boston Blend Mosaic & Round Thin Veneer

A great way to enhance a construction project or home renovation is by adding natural stone veneer to the exterior. This new custom home used:
  • Vinyl siding
  • Brick for rear chimney
  • New England Fieldstone for the front entrance as the focal point

This private residence in Massachusetts used Boston Blend New England
Fieldstone
Mosaic and Round Thin Veneer. A 75% Mosaic and 25% Round
mix was used to create a unique look. Round corners were used throughout the
project to create a soft, soothing New England texture.



Why did they choose New England Fieldstone for this home?
  • Adds an elegant and rich look to the
    project
  • Unique - every job is a different variation on an old classic
  • Natural stone veneer has colors that blend well with the native environment
  • It captures the essence of the historic New England setting

This project will be completed soon, and the progress to date is stunning!


Watch the video and view more photos of this beautiful New England masterpiece.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Install Video Now Available at Stoneyard.com







Watch as David Croteau demonstrates the basics of installing our Historic New England Fieldstone Thin Veneer. From prepping the surface for exterior applications, to grouting the joints and the different color options. This video serves as a great way to get things moving on your next stone project.

Watch the video now and download our 4 page Installation Instructions for your reference.


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Maine Home Sided with 1500 SF of Ashlar Veneer


This private residence in Maine looks amazing with about 1500 SF of New England Fieldstone Ashlar Building Veneer (3-6 inch thick). This contemporary home has some unique architecture, including a stone covered staircase that runs under the building and out the front like an alleyway. Walls, siding, and stair risers were all veneered with New England Fieldstone.

This lake home was constructed by Don Smith Masonry, Harrison, ME, and the stone was supplied by Genest Concrete.

Genest's photo Gallery has many more pictures of this project.

Don't forget about our selection of informative videos and featured project galleries. We create 5 different shapes of Thin Veneer (1 inch) and full thickness architectural Building Veneer (3-6 inch) for all of your residential and commercial construction requirements.



Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Residential Design Tradeshow in Boston, MA

Residential Design Tradeshow in Boston, MA Tue 4/14/10 and Wed 4/15/10. Stop in at booth 671. 11:30am - 6:00 pm at the Seaport World Trade Center and say hi to David Croteau.


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Stoneyard.com Releases 3 Part Spec for Reclaimed Stone Siding


Stoneyard.com, the country's leader in reclaimed Historic New England Fieldstone, is pleased to announce the release of a 3 Part Specification that offers two firsts. This document addresses both types of veneer, and it also addresses genuine Historic New England Fieldstone.

Adhered thin veneer is natural stone sawn to one inch thick; light enough to meet building code requirements for use as interior siding without a supporting masonry shelf. Anchored building veneer is a 3-6 inch full thickness stone. It is used on exterior applications and installed with masonry ties and a weight bearing stone footing.

New England Fieldstone is America's oldest building stone, found only in New England, and visible in walls dotting the landscape. Over the course of hundreds of years of farming and inhabitation, the stones littering the soil were pushed to the surface and gathered a unique patina of weathered colors.

"New Englanders take pride in our stone and know it is a unique feature of our heritage. Sawn thin veneer is light enough to adhere to the wall, but that also makes it affordable to ship to projects throughout the country that want our unique color blend," said John Croteau, President of Stoneyard.com. "Project owners can also customize the fieldstone pattern with our 5 distinctive shapes: Round, Square & Rectangular, Ashlar, Mosaic, and thin stacked Ledgestone."

"The market is shifting away from artificial stone siding due to downsides like solar fading and ocean spray / road salt decay, ” said Michael Bangs, Dealer Sales Rep for Stoneyard.com. "It truly is a green building product, not just because of LEED certification, but because it represents a lower cost of ownership. That's the shade of green customers care about most."

A 3 Part Specification is a pre-formatted document that architects use to insert relevant details into project plans.

For this document, photos, videos, installation guides, and project tours, please visit www.Stoneyard.com.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

#925 Entire House sided with Fieldstone



We put together a video tour of a private residence that used New England Fieldstone for the WHOLE house. David's 3 Minute tour covers the installation process from Tyvek to finished stonework.

Topics:
-Building veneer installation
-Proper use of a cavity weep system
-Anchor veneer ties
-Stone sizing
-Building veneer corners
-Matching Thin Veneer above the roof

On the project's gallery page we also included pictures of the project to accompany the the 3 Minute Video.

Monday, February 08, 2010

Five Shapes of Historic New England Fieldstone Veneer

Stoneyard.com specializes in Historic New England Fieldstone. Most people are familiar with one or two of our shapes, but not all five. Even more are unaware that our New England Fieldstone Veneer is available in two thicknesses. We put together this video to explain each of these shapes and thicknesses.


Highlights:

-The history of New England Fieldstone
-Mike Comes to you straight from the source.
-Five Patterns of stone veneer
-Thin Veneer stone siding for interior and exterior applications
-Building Veneer stone siding for projects that offer a weight bearing foundation (typically exterior)

http://www.stoneyard.com/videos/fieldstone-veneer-product-overview/



Friday, January 22, 2010

Open all winter



Despite the snow, Stoneyard.com continues to saw New England fieldstone siding. Watch the tour to see clips of inventory, the shop, and Mike Bangs running around outside in the cold weather.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Interior Stone for Wine Cellar - Video Tour

Interior Stone for Wine Cellar
A Video Tour and Testimonial from the Builder
Stone Wine Cellar Video Tour

Ed Lochran of Charles River Wine Cellars shares a tour of his most recent creation. This 1200 bottle wine cellar showcases one of the many interior applications for Thin Veneer. The project owner wanted an antique look and Ed achieved this with Square & Rectangular New England Fieldstone on the walls and archway.

Watch the Video


Highlights:
- Antique stone
- Thin Veneer stone on the archway
- Ease of use
- High product utilization with limited waste

Charles River Wine Cellars
Wellesley Hills, MA
(781) 235-2501