Testimonials 2020-05-04T09:14:58+00:00


“Jamie and Natasha were an absolute pleasure to deal with.

The quality of the fireplaces and the installation was exactly what we were after and we are extremely thankful we chose to work with them as the end result far exceeded our expectations. They are extremely professional and know their craft back to front.

The quality of their marble and service far exceeds everything else that we saw in the market.

We would highly recommend Jamie and Natasha to anyone else looking for restoration and replacement of period fireplace surrounds and hearths.”

Tristan and Belinda, Prahan

“Dear Jamie and Natasha,

We’ve now been back in our home for about 4 months and now that the cooler weather has started to hit us, we’ve had the opportunity to use our new-look fireplaces a bit and we are just so happy with the whole setup. The fireboxes (as you’ll recall) were compromised in the 60s and retuning them to their original dimensions was a great effort – thank you Jamie!

The meeting we had at your factory really got us headed in the right direction; it made understanding the process quite simple for us. Having looked at a number of websites and showrooms we had decided that our options were reasonably limited so to find so many design options and the ability to easily tweak those designs (or design our own from scratch) was quite unexpected.

You both gave us such great guidance through the journey and the result is wonderful – two stunning mantelpieces so professionally installed – they are really a great talking point!

We will be very sure to find our way back to you when we next need to find a mantelpiece and of course will share your details with anyone we might know who needs a service like yours.

Thank you again”

Justin, Armadale

“We have had the pleasure of being able to use Hallett Stonemason and their service has been absolutely outstanding.

Not only did they remove the fireplaces that we bought on gum tree but they beautifully restored them and then reinstalled them into our home in South Yarra.

Great workmanship at really reasonable prices and it’s great to see the fifth generation still doing as well as the first. No hesitation in recommending them”.

James Kelly, South Yarra

“Hallett Stonemason turned out to be the perfect choice for us when we were looking for a marble fire surround. Our reception room lacked a focal point and whilst we had some ideas we needed some expert advice to help us make a decision. Based on some images and photographs we had taken (one of which was from the Hallett Stonemason web site) Natasha and Jamie were able to provide us with some drawings and quotes based on various options and types of marble. This enabled us to come to a decision which made the most of the awkward dimensions and was within the anticipated budget. Jamie completed the installation process so efficiently that it left us wondering why we had not undertaken the project earlier. I cannot recommend Hallett Stonemason more highly and it is a joy to find a family who have been experts at their trade for so many generations”.

AHD, Brighton

“Jamie and Natasha were recommended to us to restore a marble fireplace in our heritage listed house.

They were fantastic to deal with – responsive, polite, full of suggestions and options, and did the job quickly.

The result was even better than we’d expected with the fireplace looking as new.

This is a couple who know their business and seem to genuinely enjoy their work.”

Nick Beckingsale, Kensington

“Dear Jamie and Natasha,

Thanking you both for excellent job in cleaning and restoring my old and very stained smoke effected fireplace, I was very pleased with the finished product and dealing with such nice and obliging people.

I am more than happy to recommend them to anybody considering doing the same.”

Pam Dunner, Camberwell

“We were delighted to find a local stonemason who was able to visit, measure and custom make a Victorian Marble Fireplace Mantle and Hearth for our Home. Jamie was also able to recommend a suitable grate insert.

At all times during manufacturing and final installation Jamie kept us well informed. The installation went perfectly and with no fuss.

We are delighted with the finished product and it is very satisfying to find a craftsman who takes such pride in his work.

The fireplace has really enhanced our room and we would highly recommend engaging Jamie to custom build your fireplace rather than purchase an import as we were originally going to do.”

Ross and Rosemary Haywood, Middle Park