SUMNER Schist joins Future-Proof Building

SUMNER Schist joins Future-Proof Building
November 12, 2014

To achieve a natural appearance with their home New Zealand homeowners often go the way of the ‘schist’ look. The solid yet unique colours and textures that stone allows can make one home stand out from another.

Ledgestone_Series_Mosgiel_Auckland_Residential_Exterior_Columns_Formed_Corners_1 (1) webSUMNER Schist Veneer is a real stone cladding sourced from their schist quarries such as Central Otago. A big benefit is the reduced rate without compromising the natural stone appearance. Being only 25mm-40mm thick it is easily installed to the wall just like a tile would be. The veneer element is becoming more and more popular too because it is a lower risk in an earthquake and it comes at less cost than foot-loaded masonry. “We are very proud of our product and the fact that we can supply areas such as Christchurch with a product that gives them the stone look they desire without the earthquake risk. It is a sustainable, quality product that will stand the test of time.” says David Salenius, Director of SUMNER Schist.

Ledgestone_Series_Roxbrough_Schist_Residential_Exterior_Water_Feature_2 webSUMNER Schist veneer is available nationwide as a warranted installed system  and has been designed and tested to ensure every component is checked so once installed it is weather tight, structurally sound and problem free. “Our product comes with a 15 year guarantee which covers the stone, weather tightness and that it won’t pull free, so we really stand by the quality of our product,” says David.

To view SUMNER Schist products see their website at

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