Stone testing and consulting specialists

Leading NATA-accredited laboratory specialising in dimension stone evaluation, slip resistance testing and heritage services.

Stone Initiatives is the only NATA-accredited laboratory in Australia that specialises in dimension stone. We offer stone testing and evaluation in the fields of surface finishes, heritage, slip resistance, and facades and cladding. We work closely with the architectural, conservation and building industries to help you minimise risk, meet project requirements and make informed choices for the success of your product.

Once testing is complete, our reports are more than just numbers: We provide scientifically backed insights and useful results that are easy to understand. Our services are backed by an extensive catalogue of free technical articles and fascinating case studies that share knowledge and discoveries.

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My experience working with Stone Initiatives has been excellent. The work is of a high standard and is always provided in a timely manner. I often recommend Stone Initiatives to others as the service provided is always professional and their advice is backed up by extensive experience.

Ian Lamble, Managing Director, Melocco Stone

I can’t stress how important practical advice and detailed descriptions of results are. Many organisations complete the test, hand over your results and leave you to it … they are practically impossible to interpret. This is where Jim and his team excel. I’m never been left scratching my head or feeling stupid for asking even the most elementary question.

Jim and his team are always willing to spend significant time giving practical advice. It gives us real confidence in our stone collection and the ability to convey accurate information to our customer base. If maintaining timeframes, accuracy, transparency, positive communication and sound professionalism are important to you, Stone Initiatives is our only recommendation.

James McCarthy, Co-founder, Gather Co.

In a compliant world, Stone Initiatives is your partner to success. Working with them means we ensure the outcomes we produce are proven, and this gives us an edge over our competition.

I strongly recommend Stone Initiatives as they bring a high level of technical knowledge in their field, have detailed understanding of relevant standards and are able to assist with advice to ensure projects can meet the desired outcome and reduce the risks of non-compliance. The team has a broad range of backgrounds and they bring a high level of both technical and practical knowledge.

Ben Ramsay, Business Development Manager, Vulk

Jim always takes a helpful, pragmatic and creative approach to problem-solving. The quality and presentation of the reports by Stone Initiatives have always been to a very high standard. I have recommended Jim’s services to many people over the years – to other stone suppliers, but more often to government council engineers and builder/designer clients.

Wayne Blakeney, Director, Sales, Absolute Stone

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Stone Initiatives acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which our laboratory is based, the Peramangk people, and we pay our respects to Elders past and present. We celebrate the stories, cultures and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of all communities.