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.

Brad Riley

National Sales Manager

Brad worked for us when we first purchased the Craftstone brand in 2016 as our Business Development Manager and has now returned as our National Sales Manager.

Luke Metcalfe

Sales Representative

Luke is your local Sales Representative in the upper half of the North Island above the line from Gisborne through Turangi to New Plymouth.

Matt Ellery

Technical Manager

Matt comes from a diverse background in the building industry and is a BCITO qualified plasterer.  Matt used MPT products in his own plastering business and has returned to the fold after many years with Resene Construction Systems in the Bay of Plenty

Lawrence Nicholls

Regional Sales Manager

Lawrence has a 20-year history as a senior Sales Manager with Nuplex and covers the lower half of the North Island below the line from (and including) Gisborne through Turangi and across to New Plymouth  

Jinto Jacob

Quantity Surveying & Logistics

Jinto has a BE in Civil Engineering and a post-graduate diploma in construction, with a major in quantity surveying.

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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