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The stunning beauty of schist stone natural split paving and waterworn stones will enhance your garden. View the gallery on this page or view the Wild Exposure Gallery here, or the Schist House Cladding and Stone Wall Gallery here

Natural New Zealand Stone

CODE STYLE SIZE (MM) NO PER PALLET
 

GFR

schist-stone-glacial-featureGLACIAL FEATURE
ROCK
300-400mm
28
 

GST

schist-stone-glacial-stepperGLACIAL STEPPER
  
300-600mm
100
 

AST

schist-stonealpine-stepperALPINE STEPPER

300-500mm
500-600mm
600-800mm
800-1200mm
1200-1500mm
1500mm +
100
50
20
10
4
1
 

AGE

schist-stone-alpine-garden-edgeALPINE
GARDEN EDGE  
200-300mm
200
 

AJ

schist-stone-alpine-jurassic-walling-cornersALPINE JURASSIC WALLING
& CORNERS 
1 tonne
 

AR

schist-stone-alpine-rustic-walling-cornersALPINE RUSTIC WALLING
& CORNERS
1 tonne
 

ASP

schist-stone-alpine-split-schist-pavingALPINE SPLIT SCHIST PAVING
10m2

THE STORY… ALPINE GNEISS AND SCHIST

This highest grade of metamorphic rock had its beginnings as sea bed sediment put Jurassic period some 200 million years ago. Movement of the earths crust through collision of the Australian and pacific plates forced the sedimentary rock down to such an incredible depth (some 27km down) as to be so close to the earths molten core that temperatures of over 700C and incredible pressure transformed, modified and re-mineralized this rock into one of the hardest, most resilient rocks found in New Zealand. To this day it is still being constantly extruded upwards by the continued moving together of the earths crust, sheared off by glacial flows, then semi polished by collisions with lesser rocks in the flooding rivers.
Most of the rock is high grade Quartz Biotite Schist, some smothered in garnets, somewhat we call Granitiod Schist and rarer still the beautiful green and white hued Gneisses. 1938 brought a devastating earthquake to the South Westland district of New Zealand causing catastrophic landslides into the major river systems. The tributary creeks are flood by flood carving their way through these landslides, tumbling and rolling millions of rocks down steep gorges, into the wide riverbeds and there on down to the Tasman Sea. This is where we harvest a small percentage of the millions of tonnes that would otherwise be lost out to sea forever. By handpicking the unmodified naturally weathered stone from the riversides we can supply a huge range of shapes and sizes as feature rocks, seats, benches, bridges, stepping stones, walling stone and cobblestones.

 We can also  produce various paving, walling stone and superslabs by splitting and guillotining selected rocks. The stone is unique to this small area of New Zealand and no doubt unique in the world. Own your piece of Jurassic history today…

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 PILLARS AND WALLING:IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Coverage: Approx 3.5 face m2 per tonne 

Standard depth of stone: 150mm (face to back)
• Needs minimum of 200mm wide concrete ledge/foundation/footing
• 285kgs per face m2
• Must have engineer spec if using for house cladding
• We can provide larger or smaller pieces to order
• Corners pieces available
• Minimum footing depth should be ¼ of wall height (landscape walls)

Stockists..BUY DIRECT from Mitre 10 Mega stores nationwide

Your local Mitre 10 Mega will be your nearest stockist for Premier Group International’s Schist stone. View a map of New Zealand here – and click on your region to find where your nearest Mitre 10 Mega store is. You are also to welcome to phone the Premier customer service team on 0800 22 22 98 if you have any questions – we’re happy to assist!

Stockists..BUY DIRECT from Mitre 10 Mega stores nationwide

Your local Mitre 10 Mega will be your nearest stockist for Premier Group International’s Schist stone. View a map of New Zealand here – and click on your region to find where your nearest Mitre 10 Mega store is. You are also to welcome to phone the Premier customer service team on 0800 22 22 98 if you have any questions – we’re happy to assist!

Schist Stone Gallery…

View more schist galleries –  the Premier Schist Gallery here and the Wild Exposure Schist Gallery here

Download the Premier Schist PDF here

Would you like one of the Premier Group team to contact you about our Premier Schist Stone range?

Fill in the form and we’ll be touch to assist you or you are welcome to phone the Premier Group customer service team on 0800 22 22 98 if you have any questions – we’re happy to assist!