Stone Porticos - Bespoke Portico Designs & Installation from Procter Cast Stone
Stone porticos from an impressive entrance to a property and with Procter Cast Stone's approach and flexibility you can have exactly the right design of high quality cast stone portico you need.
A Standard Range of Cast Stone Porticos and in Bespoke Designs
- Square 'U' shaped
- Square 'L' shaped
This then gives a total of nine options within our standard range. However, adding in colour to the equation means the options are almost infinite, as long with our nine standard colours we can also create specials if needed.
Other Architectural Features to Use with Porticos
Many of our other cast stone features can be used with porticos for both practical reasons and visual appeal. These features include:
- Steps and landing areas built around the portico as part of the entrance
- Railings around the top of the portico to create a balcony
- Cast stone balustrade around the top to create a balcony
In all cases we would ensure that the final finished job looks as one, with all architectural elements fitting together perfectly and in a consistent colour (whichever one was chosen)
Site Survey and Design Advice
A key aspect of the service we offer is site surveys and design advice. For restoration projects a site survey is normally essential, but in all cases we provide whatever level of advice is necessary. For example, an architect may know exactly the design of the portico they want and therefore it's simply a case of us accurately following the dimensions etc. However, someone running their own self-build project may need much more help and advice and even detailed drawings produced of their portico from an outline sketech - which is no problem at all for us.
L Shaped Portico & Steps
From a .jpg photo of the planned location for the proposed portico, we are able to provide an image of how the entrance will be enhanced by the addition of one of our standard porticos.
Delivery Only or Delivery and Installation
We use our own transport to deliver to site, and part of our service is also to deliver on the exact day as required - which can be important to our customers when a property build is underway and materials have to be available to ensure the project isn't held up.
Installation ServiceWe can also expertly install the porticos we manufacture, which
will typically suit a customer who isn't familiar with the specific
techniques needed. In addition, using our installation service can
often work out as the more cost-effective option when compared to using
general building contractors employed for the larger construction
job. Read more about our installation service.
Along with all our other cast stone products, our porticos are manufactured by our experienced craftsmen, in our own factory, and in accordance with BS1217:1997. All porticos produced are thoroughly checked for quality, colour and consistent finish to ensure they meet our exacting standards.
Bespoke PorticosBespoke Porticos are a real speciality for us and we're able to create entirely new designs or exactly match old porticos which need replacing on restoration projects. In all cases for a custom portico, we use our ring beam system to ensure a structurally sound and cost-effective solution.
The Ring Beam System
More from Cast Stone Entrance Features
Using the Standard Portico Element for Other Architectural Features
Our standard porticos elements can be used to create other architectural features such as:
- Bandstands (essentially 2 semi-circular porticos back to back)
- Collonades (a long sequence of columns joined by a superstructure above them)
- Pilasters (half a column fixed to a wall)
Such use of standard portico components to create a different cast stone feature will typically mean a very considerable cost saving versus creating such features as one-offs. And compared to creating such features from natural stone, the cost saving would be almost off the scale.
Contact Us about Your Portico Project
We are here to help and advise with your portico project, and even if it is very early days or your have not decided for definite to have a portico installed, then we would still be very happy to help and advise in any way we can.
We offer a free consultation