Techstone was born when builder Hans van Andel restored a home in Orient Street, South Fremantle. Hans wanted to install a beautiful period limestone fireplace, only to find out that it would take too long and was too difficult for a stonemason to create the desired tailored fireplace. Neither could it be bought or made in Australia, it was this frustration that led to the spark of 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. Already an expert in the building trades before becoming a builder, Hans loved renovating properties. His particular love for ornate limestone craftsmanship and preserving period features and characteristics created Techstone Moulding. Hans realised 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.
Have you ever dreamed of a fireplace surround from the renaissance? Or a courtyard concrete table? Techstone’s computerised moulding and casting process allows us to recreate stunning fireplace mantelpieces and concrete pieces. Create your ideal design and have it custom fitted for your home, you can even bring us a photo and we will reproduce the design! When you order your dream piece it is a great thrill to see it become a reality with Techstone.