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about us

Thunder Stones was created in Oatlands in 1988 to fulfil the need for products to match those of yesteryear as many old homesteads and heritage buildings in Tasmania are made of Sandstone, the original owner of Thunder Stones Eihab, was very passionate about this and created some wonderful products.

Danny and Melinda Shields purchased the business in 2015 when Eihab retired and moved it to Launceston, then added Gumnut Landscape products to the range, they have had a love of both products from Danny’s 13 years as a Paving contractor.

In 2019, Danny and Melinda sold the business to Troy Brinsmead who moved it to St Helens. Troy’s 30 years experience of laying bricks and blocks, including 4 years of producing them through his own business East Coast Blocks and Pavers, has led him to ensure the continuation of providing these unique products to customers statewide.

Thunder Stones products are created using a blend of sands, cement and colour which are dry pressed. Various additives enhance the strength and reduce water absorption.

Included in our range are flagstones, bullnose paving for pools and steps, picked/rock faced/polished building blocks and wall cladding units, quoins, lintels and window sills as well as capping, piers, kerbing and garden edging. We can also make to order, matching shape, size, texture and colour.

Available in a wide range of sandstone colours our products are ideally suited for use in landscaping and modern and period style architecture in both domestic and commercial applications.

Our Gumnut Paving range is made to look like textures in Rock, in various sizes & colour’s.

Gumnut concrete Sleepers are one of our most popular products, made from a mould of an actual aged railway sleeper, available in many sizes and colours.

We can provide more detail so please call us to discuss all your building and landscaping needs.