Building Systems that are better for the builder, the environment and the homeowner...
Who, what and why...
WHO ARE WE? We are a multi-disciplined team of designers and building professionals dedicated to building beautiful, attainable, and resilient structures that are stronger and safer than traditional methods of construction. DesignStone materials and building technology provide us with a platform to carry out our mission. Contented customers who experience and appreciate the DesignStone difference provide us with the inspiration.
WHAT IS DESIGNSTONE? DesignStone is a specialist resilient building systems company delivering home designs, professional services, complete structural wall assemblies and concrete cladding products to the Gulf Coast residential and commercial markets.
Our structural system is the only exterior wall assembly that combines the resilience of a concrete structure with the design flexibility of a stick-built house. Our walls will withstand the most extreme conditions and our design flexibility enables the architect to creatively give the owner what they want. And the architectural finish on the concrete will look beautiful for decades with almost zero maintenance.
WHY DESIGNSTONE? It`s the year 2022, disaster resistant construction systems are readily available so why do our homes continue to be obliterated by hurricanes, burnt to ash by wildfires, rendered inhabitable by floods and… why are human lives relentlessly lost as a result?
DesignStone`s products and services are the cost-effective way to build a house that is beautiful, will protect your family from storms and fires, will require almost zero maintenance expenses for decades, and will look good for generations. We want your new home to be climate-ready, a sanctuary that is truly safe, beautiful and forever lasting.
OUR PRODUCTS & SERVICES...
DesignStone House Designs
DesignStone`s affordable, high-performance, disaster resilient building systems enable residential housing & commercial buildings to be constructed in a manner similar to a traditional light framed building, yet have the same load carrying & resisting capability as a full masonry or concrete façade system.
Our team of Architects have designed a portfolio of small through large modern homes with resilience being and beauty being focal. Our home design plans can be immediately purchased to kick start your concrete home building journey.
Here`s a taste of what we offer...
Beautiful resilient concrete homes for over 50 years
We are 50 years strong...
Decades of Proven Success
Used on hundreds of residential and commercial structures in Australia over five decades, DesignStone is now available in the United States. Relationships with established concrete manufacturers and building team members make DesignStone a practical, trusted option for safety-minded homeowners.
Benefits of concrete...
DesignStone offers concrete rain screen building systems which can be installed on most structures and structural systems that combines two everyday building materials – light-gauge steel studs and thin precast concrete cladding units – to create a nearly impenetrable exterior supported by a strong, durable and inflammable framing. Unlike most prefabricated concrete solutions, DesignStone offers remarkable design flexibility in terms of footprint, floorplans, and window and door locations.
Storm, Fire & Flood Resilient.
Robust Materials & Construction Methods.
Modular and Panelized Systems Available.
Customization Options & Fast Delivery.
Fast Construction, Minimal Waste.
Architecturally Beautiful & Energy Efficient.
Minimal Maintenance & Pest Resistant.
Made in the USA.
Finishes so durable, we had to make them timeless.
Architects and homeowners can select from a wide variety of colors and finishes using DesignStone. And because the exterior panels are manufactured close to the jobsite, they use local materials that are consistent with regional aesthetics. They require almost no maintenance, even in harsh environments.
What our clients are saying about
“I have built two homes using the DesignStone Building System and the finished products were amazing. The process far exceeded our expectations in all aspects”
In my over 30 years involvement in the building industry, I have seen many new products come into the industry that comes with gratuitous claims of being the "one" but many sadly don't deliver, but the DesignStone product does indeed tick all the boxes.
“Having peace of mind knowing our investment will stand up to wildfires, extreme winds and is virtually maintenance free reaffirms our decision to use DesignStone”
I personally have designed and been involved with a number of DesignStone projects and have been able to see the features and benefits of the system first hand.
“The entire wall system is of non-combustible materials. There is a very high resistance to burning, the spread of heat and flames, and resistance to collapse during fires”
The entire project was completed in under nine months, with little disruption to the running of the resort, there were absolutely no cost overruns and we are delighted with the finished result.
GET TO KNOW OUR TEAM...
DesignStone co-founder, Tom is a well-respected building materials veteran who ran the Asian business out of Hong Kong and the European business out of London for Armstrong World Industries. Tom left Armstrong to become President of High Concrete, one of the top five precast concrete manufacturers in North America.
While at High, he coordinated a project with Oldcastle to create the Altus Group, an independent company that developed and marketed precast concrete reinforced with a carbon fiber mesh. He also became Chairman of PCI ( Precast Concrete Institute) during this time. Tom is a graduate of Williams College and received a MBA from Emory University.