Cluden Grey Schist

Our specially imported Italian guillotine accurately splits and cuts blocks of Wanaka schist into usable pieces to clad your home or create features walls, fireplaces, columns, chimneys.

Schist cladding is a permanent and low maintenance finish which helps to ground a home by creating a solid connection to the landscape. 

The beauty of schist stone can be found in the varied textures and patterns that occur naturally within the stone, this variation creates a unique finish. Wanaka Schist is a versatile building product can be used for elegant accents  and focal point walls to entire buildings, stone sourced from the same location can be used to create a seamless flow between your home and garden landscaping with paving, retaining and gravels available. 

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    Cladding & Facades, Masonry and Stone
  • Country of origin
    New Zealand
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Every order can be custom cut to most dimensions, however our standard sizes are 150mm and 180mm. We are happy to discuss each project to ensure the most suitable stone is used to achieve the desired effect. 

Stone can be cut down to lightweight veneer for any area where the space or weight of natural stone cannot be accommodated in a build. Natural stone is guillotine cut and then sliced thinly using a diamond saw. Only the guillotine cut faces are used ensuring the schist veneer matches perfectly with natural stone and it is common to use lightweight stone and regular schist veneer on the same project.  

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Wanaka Stone Ltd has been supplying high quality schist products since 2014, now supplying rock from two iconic Central Otago quarries. Both Poolburn and Cluden Stone Quarries have stood the test of time, having been operational for over 30 years each. Both quarries produce reliable, consistent stone and will still be operating for many decades to come.  

Wanaka Stone Ltd provides schist stone from the Cluden Stone Quarry near Tarras and Poolburn Stone Quarry located in the Ida Valley, the heart of Central Otago. Cluden Stone is known for its earthy blue-grey and golden brown tones while Poolburn Stone is quintessential Central Otago schist with steely greys and plenty of brown, bronze and russet tones. Stone has been used for decades as a permanent cladding and to create beautiful features in homes and commercial buildings. It is low maintenance, timeless and distinctive.

Wanaka Stone Ltd provides a professional service that operates fully licenced and permitted operations ensuring a consistent and reliable supply. Using cutting edge technology – imported guillotines with 24 cutting teeth – we are able to deliver top-quality schist and value for money.

Locally Sourced – Eco-Friendly
Schist is a naturally formed building material with limited mechanical inputs, resulting in minimal carbon footprint. Massive quantities of rock are constantly forming and reforming in nature. The quantities extracted by us are negligible when compared to natural erosion rates.