Replicates of post office stone on new house build
Boxmoor, near Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.
We originally got the inquiry for cast stone product for this new property through an exhibition stand we had at the National Self Build and Renovation Centre in Swindon, and were then subsequently commissioned to go ahead with the project in August 2010.
The client required window surrounds, quoins, ashlar walling blocks, copings and a dentil course around the top of the building. One special requirement was that the stone had to replicate that of an post office in Whitney, Oxfordshire, which the architectural design of the new building would also broadly follow.
Through several meetings between our in-house-designers and the client, we provided full working drawings for his approval. With the drawings approved, our pattern-makers then expertly turned them into casting moulds, whilst still working closely with the design department to ensure that the finished products would be exactly as required.
Then with the casting moulds complete and perfect we went into production, and subsequently delivered to site a total 15 tonnes of ashlar walling and over 14 tonnes of other cast stone products.
This is a classic example of how high quality cast stone is far more cost-effective and practical compared to natural stone, whilst still looking entirely convincing.
Once again, we showed why we are the market leaders in replication original stone features and recreating them in a semi-dry cast stone.
Very happy with all aspects of the work and especially how authentic the cast stone looked relative to natural stone.