The Challenge

To provide a robust and traditional finished masonry product to compliment the contemporary look of this large country dwelling;

The product would have to be able to accommodate the design features specified by the architect.

Provide a robust masonry surface to this A rated dwelling.

Provide an aesthetically pleasing design which compliments the modern look of the building.

The Solution

Roadstone provided 250m² of Hallmark Walling (Nickel Blend) for the exterior wall of this imposing new build. Hallmark walling is used as the external leaf for standard concrete block houses and gives a rugged natural stone appearance. Hallmark walling has been a very popular building material in Ireland for over 30 years.

Hallmark walling comes in mix of 7 different size pieces and is a true colour building material which means the colour goes all the way through the block.

The Result

The Hallmark walling in this project was built to a random bond to maintain the look of natural stone and was complimented by granite sills and Roadstone’s Forticrete Quoins. The small Hallmark pieces were used to make a nice soldier course feature over the windows and doors.

Hallmark walling is suitable as an external leaf for domestic and commercial buildings and for boundary walls, piers, entrances and garden features.


Ensure that a sample panel is built so the masonry can be seen as it will be constructed.

Ensure masonry work is protected over night during construction.

When building using Hallmark, blend from at least 3 bales to ensure there is no slight colour variation.


Main Contractors – Shane Callan