extensive use of Cast stone define character and style

Mar 23, 2009

Cast Stone Products Define Character of Prestigious House

Procter Cast Stone & Concrete Products has supplied cast stone products that have helped to define the character and style of a prestigious house in Bolton, Lancashire.

The architect made extensive use of cast stone, with Procters supplying both standard products and bespoke designs for quoining, string courses, door and window surrounds, pier caps and the imposing portico over the front entrance. Manufactured to mimic dressed York stone, the cast stone units complement the red brick walling and add eye-catching features that help to define the building’s character.

In addition to manufacturing the cast stone units and delivering them to site, Procter Cast Stone & Concrete Products supported the project by attending site meetings and supplying working drawings for the portico. As with all of its projects, Procter Caststone & Concrete Products appointed a contract manager to liaise with the other parties as required and ensure that everything ran smoothly – with the right products being delivered to site in accordance with the agreed schedules. For this project the units were purchased via a local builders’ merchant. Advice on site handling and installation was also provided to make certain that the quality of the cast stone units was not compromised at any stage.

Cast stone can be an extremely cost-effective alternative to natural stone, especially for projects such as this where there is a high degree of repetitive work (cast stone units are manufactured in reusable moulds). Furthermore, deliveries are reliable, and the fact that the cast stone units are produced to high quality standards in closely controlled factory conditions ensures consistency from one unit to the next and from one batch to the next. Architects also appreciate the wide choice of colours and finishes available, as well as the freedom to design almost any three-dimensional form.

To assist in the process of specifying cast stone products, Procter Caststone & Concrete Products has published Understanding Cast Stone, a Guide to Cast Stone Products for Architects and Specifiers. This is available as a PDF file free of charge on request or directly from the Downloads page on the company’s website.

For more information about standard and bespoke cast stone products, please telephone us, email info@newlayconcrete.com

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