A window head is the stone which spans the aperture above a window, and a door head spanning the aperture above the door. These are non-structural decorative features that enhance the visual appearance of a project. Heads can also be cast as an arch or embellished with house names, numbers and motifs to create a highly decorative and unique building feature.Get a Quote
Our standard range of cast stone window heads and door heads are suitable for all new build projects and self-build, though bespoke window heads and door heads may be required for building renovations. We have an extensive range of standard window heads and door heads in stock, and these can be supplied in a wide choice of colours.
A door or window surround will incorporate several features, including a head or lintel for both decorative and structural purposes. Window and door heads are primarily decorative features to enhance the aesthetic of the property. By contrast, window and door lintels are structural building materials, designed to support the weight of the wall above the opening. Many of our single piece heads are self supporting and do not require a lintel below providing a lintel is placed directly above.
Modern installation techniques now allow heads and other cast stone items to be hung from specially made brackets. By casting channels into our stone such as an Ancon channel this can remove the requirement for the cast stone to be supported from below.
Benefits of Choosing a Procter Cast Stone Door Head or Lintel
Quality guaranteed: All our cast stone heads & lintels exceed BS:1217 standards relating to the performance requirements of cast stone. Procter is one of only six 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 head & lintel 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 head & lintel colours and styles: both our standard head & lintel 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 exactly match your specification.
In-house installation service: As part of our complete turn-key service, our in-house team will take care of installing your cast stone heads & lintels, 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.