Last updated: 4th Oct 2018
The average cost that you’ll have to spend on stonework is around $55/hr. However, if you only have a minor job to be done, you can expect rates to go as low as $48.75/hr. Bigger stonework and masonry projects will definitely cost you more as their price is at approximately $61.25/hr.
Stonework installation prices from real customers
The job involved installing a kitchen benchtop using quantum quartz. This was for his residential property in Gordon.
Other details: The price included labour as well as materials needed.
TOTAL COST: $9,000
The customer wanted a stone base installed for the fireplace in their home in Pymble.
Other details: The project cost covered both labour and materials.
TOTAL COST: $3,000
Costs of common stonemasonry jobs
|Stonework Task||Typical Quoted Prices|
|Cut and polish existing stone for a bathroom vanity||$800|
|Cut and measure granite for an existing kitchen benchtop||$1,000|
|Repair a damaged sandstone wall||$1,000|
|Install stone and capping for multiple retaining walls||$2,000|
|Install sandstone for a boundary wall||$3,000|
|Supply and install quantum quartz for a kitchen benchtop||$3,000|
1. Type of stone
Some of the types of stone that are commonly used for construction are granite, marble, and sandstone. The prices of these stones vary due to their quality and availability. Of course, the more durable the material, the more expensive they are. Also, if the particular stone you want can only be purchased in certain places, be ready to spend on shipping costs as well.
2. Type of job
Stone is a versatile construction material. It can be used for retaining walls, fireplaces, building facade, and many more. Obviously, the rates for these types of projects are different from one another. They don’t have the same level of difficulty, so some jobs will take a lot more time to complete.
3. Project size
Bigger stonemasonry jobs naturally cost more than minor work since they require more time, tools, and materials. If you have a large project, you’ll also need more people to work on it. Although this will definitely cost you more, hiring multiple workers is still a smarter choice than having just one to do all the tasks. It’s more practical as the project can be finished within a shorter time period.
How stone masonry varies from one state to another
New South Wales stonemasons have an average rate of around $57.50/hr. This is only slightly higher than the average cost of stonework and masonry services in Western Australia, which sits at about $57/hr.
Victoria and Queensland, on the other hand, have the lowest average prices for stonework at approximately $45/hr. Meanwhile, South Australia residents are paying an average rate of around $50/hr for the same type of service.
ServiceSeeking.com.au can help you find the best stonemasons in your area. You can check out our list of the best stonework and masonry businesses or simply post your job on the site.
Pricing information correct as at August 2016.
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