In an architectural sense, a cornice is a decorative horizontal projection which completes the top of a building. Cornices were more typically used in traditional or period architecture, providing the function of diverting rainwater away from the walls of a property. They can also be used along the top of a window or door surround with the same practical purpose.Get a Quote
Cornices will often be used for new and self-build projects when the property is in a traditional style. For these projects, cast stone is the obvious choice for both cost and product consistency. Our standard range of cast stone cornice products are generally well-suited for new build developments and self-build projects. Our skilled craftsmen use their expertise and knowledge of traditional techniques combined with the latest cutting-edge technology to create a precision mould for your cast stone products. If a bespoke cornice design is required, we can easily produce and supply this to your exact specification. Find out more about our production process here.
Many restoration projects and older buildings now being renovated may require replacement cornices. Many architects now specify cast stone cornices rather than incurring considerable additional expense on a natural stone cornice. The cast stone process allows for any intricate detail from the original natural stone cornice to be accurately replicated, plus the colour matched to the original stonework.
Benefits of Choosing a Procter Cast Stone Cornice
Quality guaranteed: All our cast stone products exceed BS:1217 standards relating to the performance requirements of cast stone. Procter is one of only a few manufacturers in the UK to use the latest vapour curing technology for enhanced long-term structural integrity, durability and appearance.
Cutting edge technology: We use a 5-Axis CNC Machine in our manufacturing process. This cutting-edge technology enables us to use our design expertise to develop an unparalleled range of complex shapes and design details, to make virtually any architectural stone profile.
Wide choice of standard colours and styles: Our standard stock is available in six colours and a wide variety of styles, from highly ornate and decorative to strong and striking.
Bespoke design available upon request: For large-scale projects or renovation projects where it is essential to match the style and colour of the property’s original features, we offer a bespoke service, producing items that match your specifications.
In-house installation service: As part of our complete turn-key service, our in-house team will take care of installing your cast stone features, ensuring you don’t need to deal with additional contractors and that only trained experts handle these specialist products.
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If you’re ready to place an order or talk to our expert team about your project requirements, get in touch today by filling in our online form or calling +44 (0)113 286 3329. Still have questions? Find out more about our manufacture, installation and aftercare services here.
Whether you’re renovating a period property or mansion, working on a commercial building or significant development, or simply looking to add a little class and style to your new-build or self-build project, Procter cast stone projects are suitable for any property.