Standard and bespoke cast stone from a single source
Procter Cast Stone is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of high-quality bespoke cast stone, and the company also has an extensive range of standard products. Sourcing standard and bespoke cast stone from a single supplier ensures a perfect match, saves cost and reduces administration.
Depending on the architectural requirements, some projects call for bespoke cast stone for features including porticos, steps and door surrounds, whereas other projects utilise standard products such as cills, heads or quoins. Often, however, it is best to use a combination of bespoke and standard cast stone products, as this gives the architect substantial design freedom yet it is far more cost-effective than using bespoke cast stone throughout.
For customers requiring bespoke cast stone, Procter Cast Stone offers a broad choice of colours to simulate various types of quarried stone, or custom colours can be manufactured to order. Moreover, standard products can be produced in the same colours, which ensures a perfect colour match for projects using a combination of custom and standard cast stone products. Architects and contractors additionally benefit from reduced administration because they only have to deal with a single supplier.
One of the advantages of cast stone is that almost any three-dimensional form can be produced, and there is a choice of texture as well as colour. Cast stone units are formed in moulds manufactured using architects’ CAD or hand-drawn designs, so cast stone is more cost-effective than dressed or carved quarried stone – even when the requirement is for a one-off. Much greater cost savings are available if higher volumes or standard products are ordered.
Procter Cast Stone’s technical staff frequently provide design advice to help reduce the cost of manufacturing and installing bespoke cast stone units – but without compromising the architect’s scheme. If architects are not familiar with cast stone, Procter can provide as much advice and guidance as necessary to ensure that full advantage is made of this versatile construction material. Read our products guide online.