DBLS has exceptional skills in working with sandstone and vast experience in cutting and laying sandstone blocks for a variety of purposes, including:

  • Foundation and external home cladding works
  • Internal feature walls
  • Load bearing structural walls
  • Retaining walls
  • Flooring – flagging, paving and stone floors in a range of materials and finishes
  • Paths
  • Steps and stairs
  • Entrances
  • Courtyard walls
  • Finishes including water features
  • Lighting niches and features
  • Wine cellars and basements
  • Stairwells
  • Elevator shafts and Lobby entries
  • Fireplaces – internal & external
  • Firepits
  • Outdoor entertaining areas
  • Stone lintels over doorways and windows
  • Stone window sills and reveals
  • Pool copings
  • Driveways
  • Garages
  • Front walls
  • Letter boxes
  • Piers
  • Gateway entrances
  • Sea walls and waterfronts
  • bullnose cappings and finishes

DBLS specializes in Sydney and Hawkesbury Sandstone and has experience in cutting and laying sandstone for historic and heritage-listed properties. DBLS only sources from the very best suppliers for any sandstone requirements.

DBLS uses a mechanically fixed stainless steel system for sandstone cladding works.

DBLS has been commissioned in recent years to create stunning architectural features on a range of prestige homes including 2-way fireplace walls, roofline and internal wall features, pool areas, dramatic stairway entrances, elevator shafts and lobbies and entertaining areas.

With the current design trend for integrated interior and exterior spaces, there is an increase in demand for handcrafted stone works used as a defining feature of a residence. This ability to create the continuation of the home into the exterior entertaining areas and landscape using a range of natural or manmade materials is a specialty of DBLS.

Using complementary textures of natural and man-made materials to enhance a structure and its location within the environment, DBLS draws on his considerable experience to produce a wide range of customized finishes.

Drew additionally has heritage sandstone and landscape experience, and understands the specific issues that can arise with such properties especially in extensive restoration works. DBLS has worked on a variety of heritage-listed projects throughout his career including such landmarks as The Railway House in Lavender Bay, Sydney, The Mortuary Station in Chippendale, Sydney, and The Northern Suburbs Crematorium among others.