Named in honour of the bluestone quarry in Harkaway, Victoria – Harkaway Bluestone is the epitome of bluestone in Australia.
In fact this vein continued on to the adjoining suburb of Berwick. The bluestone quarry in Berwick (now closed and called Wilson Botanic Park) supplied mainly bluestone balast to the nearby train line, with a smaller amount supplied as pitchers to local government and domestic builders.
The original Harkaway bluestone quarry is no longer being quarried, and it was only producing crushed bluestone for road base. We believe it is currently owned by Pioneer Quarries.
The processing of Harkaway Bluestone is governed by stringent quality controls, even when selecting the block. To ensure that Harkaway Bluestone pavers and tiles meet the Australian standards prefered by our customers, unlike other inferior Chinese bluestone. Cats paw or air-holing is kept to a minimum of around 10%, whilst our “select,” grade is free of cats paw air-holing (physically hand sorted out when selecting the raw block and later in processing as well) for our concerning clients. Production time for Harkaway Bluestone pavers and tiles free of cats paw is of course longer and prices higher.
Alas presently in the Australian market place we are seeing large volumes of the inferior Chinese Basalt/Bluestone being sold. Sure its sold at bargain basement prices BUT are you the consumer made aware at the time of purchase of the following issues with inferior other types of Chinese bluestone pavers and tiles:
- Oxidization will at sometime occur, especially when used as paving externally (exposed to the elements) or around a salt chlorinated pool (deadly).
- Inferior types of Chinese bluestone has a more open pour (dotty look) and usually more cats paw. This leads to the inferior product being more porous and easily stained.
- Quality control is NON EXISTENT, pavers will be out of square and thickness will vary dramatically, making it very hard to install and get flat.
By purchasing genuine Harkaway Bluestone you will NOT have any of these problems.
Keeping in mind that this inferior Chinese bluestone is very cheap, we have heavily discounted our genuine Harkaway Bluestone to compete against the other inferior types of Chinese Bluestone. Thus when you purchase genuine Harkaway Bluestone from one of our distributors below, you will be assured that you are getting what we believe to be the BEST Bluestone pavers and tiles available for domestic and commercial usage here in Australia.
ONLY THE STATE DISTRIBUTORS ABOVE SELL GENUINE HARKAWAY BLUESTONE. WE DO NOT SUPPLY TO ANY OTHER BUSINESSES IN YOUR STATE
ONLY AVAILABLE THROUGH THE DISTRIBUTOR BELOW IN YOUR STATE
More Information on Harkaway Bluestone
>> Bluestone government link regarding the installation requirements for commercial bluestone pavers and paving in the city of Melbourne.
Read more at Bluestone_Paving_Construction_Details.pdf
>> Moreland, VIC values the network of bluestone laneways as a community asset which is an important part of Moreland’s heritage and urban character.
According to WIKIPEDIA, Bluestone is a cultural or commercial name for a number of dimension or building stone varieties, including:
For more information is at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluestone
More Information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harkaway,_Victoria