Making the best pools in the World

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Southern Stone & Timber’s core business is the supply of unique decorative aggregates for the global swimming pool, flooring and landscape markets.

The company’s location is in the deep south of New Zealand, about 20 minutes drive from Invercargill, overlooking the beautiful Awarua Bay.

The base of operations is set up at Awarua Bay, situated on an elevated 105 acre property that yields what we call Glacier Blue – the most highly sought after pebble that we export to our global markets. This pebble is a naturally round, smooth pebble, mostly white in colour, but has some greys and blues with greens sporadically seen throughout to give it that unique look that makes it so highly sought after.

Also to compliment our prime product Glacier Blue, we offer additional products – Jade, Ebony, Southern White, and Gunsmoke – giving us a wide range of selective pebble to offer our customers. We will soon add Southern Gold to our product range. All are sourced from our other quarries in New Zealand which are being developed.

What was once a vision to us, Southern Stone & Timber has become one of the biggest exporters of decorative pebble in New Zealand. Currently we supply pebble in bulk form either bagged or loose to all markets in New Zealand and overseas as well as in 20 kilogram bags.

Southern Stone & Timber has established a facility second to none, that is capable of processing decorative aggregate with either a wet or dry process, capable of bagging product in a larger maxi bags or small bags.

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Loadrite NZ Limited have been a supplier to Jon and the team since the early days and they have been through three loaders in that time, with the latest purchase of the Hyundai HL770-9 loader the decision was to go with the LOADRITE L2180 Legal For Trade scales with printer and cloud based INsightHQ data reporting so Jon can keep track of operations while travelling the world.

At Loadrite we really enjoy visiting this site and seeing what is happening with our customers businesses, it is fantastic to see the niche Jon has carved out, Southern Stone are now recognised as one of the world leaders in this specialist field.


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For more information, call LOADRITE  on 0800493444