Cast Stone Balustrade Offers Visual Appeal and Practicality
Architects can specify the style of baluster and top rail, the colour of the cast stone – which can mimic many natural stones as standard, or custom colours can be manufactured to order – and the height of the plinth can be varied to suit the architectural requirements. Other options available include radial on plan sets, raked stair sets, 45-degree internal and external sets, and feature panels. In addition to the balustrading, Procter Cast Stone & Concrete Products can also manufacture steps, ashlar, walling, porticos and other standard products and bespoke designs. While the standard balustrades are influenced by classical designs, bespoke balustrades can be manufactured to architects’ drawings if required.Procter Cast Stone & Concrete Products is now offering standard cast stone balustrade – comprising balusters, plinths, top rails, copings, piers and corner piers – for creating architectural features that are both attractive and practical. Compared with using natural stone, cast stone is far more cost-effective, plus it benefits from consistent colours and reliable deliveries.
Typical applications for cast stone balustrades include entrance steps, balcony surrounds and safety barriers around basement steps. Often the balustrade therefore serves a practical purpose and is also an attractive architectural feature, adding style and character to prestigious properties.
Each baluster is supplied pre-drilled to accept stainless steel dowels for locating the baluster relative to the plinth and top rail. Procter Caststone & Concrete Products can supply these dowels so that the balustrade is delivered to site as a complete package ready for installation.
All balustrading is manufactured to order and can normally be delivered within four to six weeks – but always to agreed schedules. Because cast stone units are manufactured in tightly controlled factory conditions, quality is consistent from one moulding to the next and from one batch to the next. Furthermore, production in reusable moulds means that the finished product offers a substantial cost advantage over dressed natural stone.
More information and product drawing downloads for cast stone balustrade from Procter Cast stone & Concrete Products, as well as free publications to help architects and specifiers maximise the benefits of cast stone is available, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.