Cast Stone compliments Prestigious Care Home in Headingley, Leeds
We love a challenge here at Procter Cast Stone, so when a customer asked us to provide and install a huge amount of Cast Stone to this newly purpose built residential care home, we were delighted to oblige.
The home is built on what was a brown field site and this presented many problems such as ground contamination and poor load bearing capacity.This particular project also had a large basement and underground car park.
For this project we supplied nearly 60 Tonnes of Cast Stone which included heads, cills, coping, bay surround and a supply and fit portico.
Once we were on-site it was necessary for the contractor to excavate down to the required depth which resulted in the removal of 11,000 Tonnes of earth. They then drove steel piles to a suitable load bearing stratum where a total of 178 piles were installed.
Before the order was placed an essential part of the way we work was for us to attend a site meeting, followed by the contractor visited our works to see the quality of the Cast Stone Procter manufacture. We supplied full manufacturing drawings and liaised with the site to ensure that all deliveries were scheduled and that we delivered on time.
The Procter Cast Stone standard portico system was used which adds a touch of class and elegance to the building but at an extremely affordable price. Our skilled team of in-house installers fitted this element of the build.
On completion of our work we received this is a statement from the customer:
I wish to take this opportunity to thank you and all your staff involved in all aspects of providing us with the art stone required for our important project in Headingley, Leeds. May I compliment your company on the excellent finish and detail of your products along with the ease with which our order has been handled and delivered to site , this is a breath of fresh air and makes our task as builders that much easier. In these difficult trading times for us all it is always quite easy to receive any type of criticism but un-common to receive praise when praise is due. I have passed on my recommendations to various architects and builders merchants that we deal with so hopefully this will be of benefit to you.