Craftstone is proud to be a 100% New Zealand owned and operated business. Our team has a wealth of experience in all aspects of the stone and building industries and we are here to share our knowledge with you - so you can find the right stone solution to fit your exact requirements - whether that's at home, in a commercial environment or a public space.

Craftstone have developed New Zealand’s only BRANZ Appraised system for the installation of real stone veneer cladding.  That gives our customers the confidence that our system has been independently and invasively tested to ensure that it meets the highest standards for wind (ULS) and seismic activity under New Zealand’s Building Code.

The Craftstone Real Stone Veneer System is face-loaded onto fibre cement or masonry substrates, meaning that there is no need for a foundation footing or engineered lintels over windows and doors, as would be needed for full stone installations.  That allows cost-effective retro-fitting of stone to existing structures.

We also have a nationwide network of Craftstone Approved Installers, who are trained in the use of our BRANZ Appraised system.  So call us to discuss how you can add value to your home through the timeless beauty of natural stone cladding.  We make real stone easy.



Rhys Metcalfe

Managing Director

Rhys has owned the Craftstone brand through Petros Holdings Limited since December 2016.  He comes from a law enforcement and business consulting background, having worked in the New Zealand Police for 7 years before joining the Serious Fraud Office in 1997, where he spent 15 years, finishing in 2012 as General Manager, Fraud detection and Intelligence.  He was then employed by Vodafone as National Manager of Fraud, Risk, Security and Assurance before leaving to commence contracting as an Enterprise Risk Management Consultant.  He has a Masters degree in Public Management, a post-graduate diploma in Business Law and a Diploma in New Zealand Policing.

Joe Paul

Technical Manager

Joe is widely respected for his expertise in technical aspects of cladding systems.  He has over 30 years of experience with plaster cladding systems and was instrumental in the creation of the Mineral Plaster Technology brand (recently purchased by Petros Holdings Ltd – Craftstone’s owner).  Joe has been a consultant to BRANZ and developed many of the testing systems that they still use to verify the efficacy of building products in New Zealand today.  He has been Craftstone’s Technical Manager since 2010.  

Lew Brown

Quantity Surveying & Logistics

Lew has been with Craftstone since 2014. Originally from a public service background, Lew is a qualified Quantity Surveyor and leads the QS functions of the business.  He also supervises the logistics side of the business. 

Don Walker

Architectural Consultant

Don is our Architectural Consultant.  He is constantly travelling the upper half of the North Island, meeting with 30-40 Architects and specifiers each month to explain the benefits of the Craftstone Real Stone Veneer System and to provide a link to the technical support available from head office.  You’ll also see him supporting the Craftstone brand at some of the many home shows and trade shows we attend each year.  If you’re an Architect and would like a visit, please call and let us know.

Mandy Gibbon


Mandy is our magician in the Administration role.  She is the glue that holds our office together and does a wonderful job managing all office functions.  From first customer contact, to issuing warranties, she is involved in all administrative aspects of every project.


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