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TechStone began when builder Hans van Andel restored a home in Orient Street, South Fremantle.  Hans wanted to install a beautiful period limestone fireplace.   It would take much too long and be difficult for a stonemason to hew what Hans wanted for the special fireplace.  It could not be bought or made in Australia.  It was this spark that led to a new career and business.   After the efforts in renovating the 1895 home on Orient Street, the city of Fremantle presented him with its Heritage Award in 1992.

Hans van Andel was already an expert in the building trades before becoming a builder.  Hans loved renovating properties, the love for ornate limestone craftsmanship and preserving period features and characteristics created TechStone Moulding.   Hans realized the potential for the quick and cost effective method of providing period pieces, fireplace surrounds, outdoor tables and landscaping options for homeowners, builders and architects.

TechStone’s computerized moulding and casting of reconstituted limestone allows us to recreate stunning fireplace mantelpieces.  Have you ever dreamed of a fireplace surround from the renaissance? Create the exact look at the size specifically suited for your home. Bring us a photo and we will reproduce the design.  When you order a period piece it is a great thrill to see it become a reality.

Flexible Design

The flexibility in design possibilities allows for many design options that can be realized at a great price.  Builders and architects recognise the value of the reinforced TechStone reconstituted limestone colonnades and other ornate structures possible for your home.

Match your colour options by tinting the mix to match the colours of the surrounding features in a house or garden.  The finished product, once hardened can also be polished to create a smooth finish.

Examples of TechStone’s work can be seen all over the metropolitan area including the York Town Hall, the Metropolis Fremantle, Ocean Park Estate at Clarkson and many others.

TechStone is committed to producing quality workmanship, delivering goods on time at a competitive price. We can assist in the complete design and installation of your products with friendly customer orientated service.

For more information call Hans van Andel.   ph. 08 96411870  mob. 0409116434