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February 27, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 190

There are a lot of things that you can do to decorate your home. You can put pathways in the garden and build patios and all kinds of things like this. One of the other things is to use cladding stone on the walls of your house.

Cladding stone is basically a thin slab of stone that you can stick to your walls to create the impression that the house is made of stone. The stone is generally glued to the walls of the house using a special kind of cement. You have two options when it comes to using cladding stone. You can either do it yourself or you can have a contractor do it for you.

Doing it yourself

If you want to make use of cladding stone but do not want the added expense of hiring a contractor to do it for you then you can apply it all yourself. You will have to order the cladding stone from a supplier. You will then have to work out how to mix the cement that you need to fix the stone to the walls. Then you will have to find the time to actually do the work and fix the stone to the walls. It will take a lot of time to get the job done though. You will have to be careful to make sure that you get the stones placed correctly and that you fix it to the walls properly the first time around. You do not want to have the stones falling off in the middle of the night and scaring you all to death.

Hiring a contractor

This is the more expensive option for putting cladding stone on your walls. You will not have anywhere near as much to do though. All that you will have to do is contact a contractor and they will do the rest for you. It will cost you to have the contractor to do it for you, but it will save you a lot of time as you will not have to do the work yourself. You will be sure that the work is going to be done correctly.

The choice of whether to do it yourself or to do it through a contractor is one that you will have to make for yourself. You know how much time you have available and how much money you have to spend. You will have to decide which of the options is going to work out to the cheaper and more practical option for you. The contractor will cost you more than doing it yourself will but the work will be done correctly the first time around. Doing it yourself will cost a lot less but you will have to find the time to get the job done and learn how to do it correctly. It is essentially a choice between saving time and saving money. You will have to work out how much your time is worth to you and decide which is actually the more expensive option to take when you want to put cladding stone on your house walls.

For more information on cladding stone, go to http://www.smartstone.co.za

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