About Ministry of Stone
Ministry of Stone designs and constructs stunning landscape gardens. Our projects and products specialise in the use of handcrafted, natural Australian sandstone.
We install landscape construction projects and products at all locations across Sydney. Our workshop is located on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and our office is based in Sydney’s Inner West.
Kris Cadogan is the owner of Ministry of Stone and has over 24 years experience in the structural landscaping industry, including Foreman with some of Sydney’s leading landscape companies. He has also worked in the industry overseas and has more than ten years experience as a landscape construction teacher.
Kris oversees all landscape construction projects including the management of employees and sub contractors and personally crafts all custom products.
Handcrafted and Natural
Natural products and projects are hard to come by in todays age of mass produced engineered stone. Ministry of Stone uses 100% natural sandstone and we do not use petro chemical based stone products such as ‘Reconstituted’ or ‘Engineered’ Stone.
At Ministry of Stone the handcrafted aspect of what we do is important. We do not use ‘CNC’ machines, Lathes, computer, digitally assisted or automated equipment in the production of our sandstone products or projects. A combination of traditional tools are blended with modern equipment and methodologies.
We source Australian sandstone from the industry’s most reputable boutique quarries from local and interstate regions. Sandstone is the hereditary stone of our Sydney region and is very highly regarded in comparison to global sandstones.
Australian sandstone is very versatile. Each piece is also as unique as a human fingerprint. Shades and tones are diverse, sometimes prominent, sometimes warm and subtle, providing us an opportunity for texture, contrast and colour.
Depending on its particular use, each individual project is bound to offer at least a few of the following beneficial characteristics:
- engineering properties – high Mpa capabilities, strength and longevity as a construction material
- thermal value – cool underfoot outdoors in summer in comparison to alternate man made products (clay, concrete)
- non slip applications when maintained – rates highly in slip resistance standards.
- fire / heat resistant – highly non combustible material
- a symbolically prestigious material
- aesthetically pleasing
- 100% recyclable – it is 100% naturally organic after all!!