Frequently Asked Questions

Please see below for some of the more commonly asked questions, if you need more information please call or email us.

General Questions

Is Hinuera Stone hard wearing and durable?

Yes, because it comprises 60 - 70% silicon glass shards. It also has a high (.81) non-skid rating as paving.

Can Hinuera Natural Paving be laid on a Compacted Metal Area?

No, we recommend that Hinuera Natural Paving is laid over concrete areas only, as Hinuera has a low flexural strength and therefore needs the concrete for support.

What Maintenance does Hinuera Stone require?

For Sawnstone or Splitstone, resealing is necessary every seven to eight years, with a spray on process. For stone pavers, resealing is needed every three years. For both cladding and pavers, a yearly wash with a soft brush keeps them looking their best.

Does Kiln Firing increase the hardness of Hinuera Stone?

No. Kiln firing provides more colour options. Kiln fired stone still needs to be sealed.

Can Hinuera Stone Paving be used around Salt Water Pools?

We recommend that you only use Dura grade stone that has been sealed and maintained every year around salt water pools. Please tell us that you are planning to use Hinuera Natural Stone around a salt water pool and we will discuss requirements with you.

Building Code

Can Hinuera Natural Stone be glued to other structures?

Yes, but it involves special requirements as set out in the Hinuera Natural Stone User Guide . It involves the types of structures you can glue to, waterproofing requirements, cleaning areas before glue fixing, types of glues, the use of fixing brackets and waterproofing the Hinuera Natural Stone.

Does Hinuera Natural Stone Veneers have different standards in the New Zealand Building Codes?

Hinuera Natural Stone should be treated the same as any other veneers as set out in NZ Standards e.g. NZS 3604 and related documents. Reference to NZS 3604 "Timber Framed Buildings" and NZS 4210 should be made during the design and construction phases of Hinuera Natural Stone veneer clad timber framed buildings.

How big can you cut Hinuera Natural Stone?

We are limited to the size of the saw blades so the maximum height is less than 800mm and a good length is 1200 to 1600mm. But you must consider how you are going to lift bigger pieces of stone into place as the weight of Hinuera Natural Stone is 1900 to 2200 kgs per m3.