Schistclad Panels

Cape Brown

Schistclad panels deliver a cost-effective, authentic and durable real stone finish without the need for stepped foundations or engineered lintels. Real back-cut stones have been formed into dry-stacked panels to make installation faster and more cost-efficient. A wide range of accessories for external corners, sills, columns and capping are also available in each colour range.

  • Category
    Masonry and Stone, Green Facades, Travertine
  • Range
    Schistclad Panels
  • Brand
  • Designer
  • Warranty
    15 years
  • Country of origin
    New Zealand
  • Type of use
    Commercial and Residential
Scope of use

Craftstone Schistclad panels have been created to significantly reduce the labour cost associated with real stone cladding features. This BRANZ Appraised real stone veneer system is appraised for use in commercial and residential buildings in every earthquake zone and up to extra high wind zone nationwide. The system may be used up to 10m from ground level, or higher with sign-off from a façade engineer.

While the BRANZ Appraised system uses a fibre cement substrate, we also have several other systems allowing for application over concrete, concrete block, brick, AAC panels and blocks, polystyrene, most plaster systems, insulated concrete forms, pvc concrete forms and polyisocyanurate panels.


For a natural stone finish that's fast to apply and cost-efficient, you can't go past Craftstone Schistclad panels. Independently and invasively tested by BRANZ, and backed by a no-nonsense 15-year warranty.

SKU: Schistc-Cape-Brown
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Add value to your home with the timeless beauty of natural stone. Craftstone are suppliers of New Zealand's only BRANZ appraised real stone veneer cladding system. That gives our customers the confidence that our system has been independently and invasively tested to ensure that it meets the highest standards for weathertightness, wind loading and seismic activity under New Zealand’s Building Code.

Why choose the Craftstone system?

  • It's real stone, formed over thousands of years and will last. No need for UV testing like artificial products.
  • BRANZ appraised to ultimate seismic deflection (Can be used with confidence in any earthquake zone).
  • BRANZ appraised to Extra High Wind zone (Ultra limit state - 2.5 kpa). Has been used in zones exceeding 3.2kpa with minor modifications.
  • The first stone veneer system to pass New Zealand's most stringent weathertightness test (E2/VM1).
  • Classed as medium and lightweight cladding options under the NZ Building Code, eliminating the need for expensive foundation rebates, or engineered lintels over doors and windows.
  • Craftstone is face-loaded, making it perfect for remodelling your existing home.

Proud to be a 100% New Zealand owned and operated business, our team has a wealth of experience in all aspects of the stone cladding industry and we are here to share our knowledge with you - so you can find the right stone solution to fit your exact requirements - whether that's at home, in a commercial environment, or a public space.

We have a nationwide network of Craftstone Approved Installers, who are trained in the use of our BRANZ Appraised system. So call us to discuss how you can add value to your home through the timeless beauty of natural stone cladding. We make real stone easy.