16 August 2023

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The difference between reconstituted limestone blocks & natural limestone blocks

Reconstituted and natural limestone blocks are different construction materials with distinct characteristics and production processes. Here's a breakdown of the differences between them:


Natural Limestone Blocks: Natural limestone blocks are quarried directly from limestone deposits in the earth. Limestone is a sedimentary rock primarily composed of calcium carbonate, with various minerals and impurities giving it its unique appearance and colour variations.

Reconstituted Limestone Blocks: Reconstituted limestone blocks, also known as cast limestone or reconstituted stone, are man-made products. They are created by mixing crushed natural limestone with cement, binders, and other additives to form a mixture moulded into block shapes.


Natural Limestone Blocks: Natural limestone blocks showcase the original limestone deposits' authentic colours, textures, and patterns. They offer a more diverse range of visual aesthetics due to the natural variations in the rock.

Reconstituted Limestone Blocks: Reconstituted limestone blocks can be manufactured to imitate the appearance of natural limestone, but they may lack the intricate details and authentic variations found in natural stone. The appearance can be more uniform and controlled.


Natural Limestone Blocks: Natural limestone blocks can vary in colour, texture, and hardness based on their quarry and the layers within the quarry.

Reconstituted Limestone Blocks: Reconstituted blocks are manufactured in controlled conditions, allowing for a more consistent appearance and properties. This can be advantageous for achieving a uniform look in construction projects.


Natural Limestone Blocks: Natural limestone is known for its durability, primarily when adequately maintained. However, the durability can vary based on the specific type of limestone.

Reconstituted Limestone Blocks: Reconstituted blocks may be somewhat less durable than natural limestone, depending on the quality of the manufacturing process and the materials used. They might be more susceptible to wear and weathering over time.

Availability and Sustainability:

Natural Limestone Blocks: The availability of natural limestone is subject to quarrying operations and mining-related environmental concerns. The extraction of natural resources can have an impact on local ecosystems.

Reconstituted Limestone Blocks: Reconstituted blocks can be produced using crushed limestone waste or low-grade limestone, contributing to the recycling of materials and reducing the demand for new quarrying.


Natural Limestone Blocks: Natural limestone blocks can be more expensive due to the costs associated with quarrying, transportation, and variations in quality and appearance.

Reconstituted Limestone Blocks: Reconstituted blocks are often more cost-effective, as their production process can be controlled and streamlined.

In summary, the choice between reconstituted and natural limestone blocks depends on factors such as desired appearance, consistency, cost, and environmental considerations. Natural limestone provides an authentic and diverse aesthetic, while reconstituted blocks offer more control over appearance and are often more affordable.

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We purchased a difficult block that required a lot of site works and retaining, which was daunting at first. We had several contractors quote the work but found Mark from Creative Limestone to be the most friendly and professional by far. We quickly had a written quote and knew exactly what we were up for from the start. Mark would regularly contact us with updates, and once the site works started, our retaining wall was built promptly and finished perfectly. Mark helped us beyond finishing the wall with contacts for other trades and completing our site works ready to build. I have already recommended Creative Limestone to our friends and would not hesitate to call Creative Limestone if we need any work done in the future.


We couldn't be happier with all the work Paul and Mark have done at our house, and I would happily recommend Creative Limestone to anybody considering limestone work. Their work is to an exceptional standard, but they are also engaging and helpful throughout the whole process. -Thanks again Creative Limestone


Great product, excellent craftsmanship and helpful service.


The team of guys are amazing! Not only do they do an amazing and quality job, the whole team is polite and very professional. Paul went above and beyond for our build and we are so very grateful. Thank you to everyone involved, we love our new addition to our home.


I have used Creative Limestone for my front wall and they are amazing


"We are writing to say a huge thank you to Paul, Mark, Sharon in accounts and the team at Creative Limestone for the fantastic job they have done landscaping our front and rear gardens. Paul project managed the whole of the work which included the installation of our pool which was fantastic as the whole job was hassle free from start to finish, he was very professional, knowledgeable and easy to work with and with his help and advice we have achieved the look we wanted. We are delighted with the quality of the work that was carried out and the team were a pleasure to have on site and again very easy to work with. I would certainly recommend Creative Limestone to anyone." Very happy customers


Mark from Creative Limestone has completely transformed my whole yard with a landscape package which included: - Design - Soak wells and storm water drainage - Limestone paving and edging - Limestone planter boxes and capping - Tropical plants and reticulation - Artificial Turf. Workmanship is of the highest quality and the transformation is amazing. Customer service provided was excellent and very professional, with regular updates and flexibility to accommodate minor changes. I would undoubtedly recommend Mark to any prospective clients as I am absolutely thrilled with the end result, so thank you very much to you and your team of tradesmen.


After having worked with you and your team, I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to my colleagues and others. I have found you to be straight up and down [as I like] and always willing to help find the best solution [especially when it wasn’t the last solution]. In dealing with the public you have been reliable and have taken responsibility for ensuring any issues are resolved without the need for my involvement. Add to that quality of workmanship and a competitive price, and Creative Limestone has a compelling story to tell.


Very professional, great crew, excellent job.

M Ann



Creative Limestone is a WA owned and operated business, specialising in the construction of all types of limestone retaining walls, boundary walls, and screen walls, for commercial applications. We pride ourselves on providing our clients with quality workmanship, along with a professional, knowledgeable, friendly and reliable service. We source from some of the most respected limestone suppliers in the state, ensuring an exceptional product each and every time. Owner operator Paul Whittleton has over twenty-three years’ experience working with architects, engineers, builders and developers on local council works, schools, housing and commercial developments.

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Creative Limestone is a WA owned and operated business with over twenty-five years’ experience in the construction of limestone walls, from Perth to Mandurah.