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How to Build Sandstone Steps

The sandstone steps in this DIY article are made only from ANL products which can be purchased from any of our stores.

Materials:

50mm Bullnose Sandstone
Sandstone Garden Edging
Sandstone Colonial Cladding
Opera House Cobblestones
Steel reinforcing
Timber form work
Besser blocks
Concrete premix
Blue Metal
Decorative Pebbles
Plants
 

        Tools:

            Shovel                
            Trowel
            Level
            Wheelbarrow
            Bucket
            Grinder





 

STEP 1: REMOVAL

If you are replacing old steps,
remove them to prepare your surface.  

           


STEP 2: EXCAVATING

Excavate the area which you will
be laying your concrete footing. 

           


STEP 3: REINFORCING

Install steel reinforcing and timber
form work.

           


STEP 4: FOOTING

Install concrete footings to support the
foundation of your steps.



STEP 5: FORM STEPS

Install Besser Blocks on top of
concrete footing to form the shape of
steps.


STEP 6: FILLING

Fill between Besser Blocks with Blue
Metal to strengthen the structure.



STEP 7: PAVERS

Install steel reinforced concrete pavers
on top of Besser Blocks.

           


STEP 8: SANDSTONE

Install Bullnose Sandstone treads and
risers.

           


STEP 9: INFILL

Install Opera House cobbles as an
infill between the sandstone.

           


STEP 10: WALLS

Install Colonial Cladding on walls.




STEP 11: GROUND FILL

Fill sides with pebbles or gravel as a
ground cover.



STEP 12: DECORATE

Place potted plants or garden features
as decoration.



Finished Product:




ANL recommends the use or prevision of a qualified tradesman for construction of steps.