Corbels for renovation, new-build and self-build rojects
A corbel is a stone which protrudes from a wall and is used to support a structure above it such as a balcony or canopy. Stone corbels were used extensively in European architecture from the 16th century onwards.As corbels were used extensively on properties from the 16th century onwards, the renovation of very old properties will often require stone corbels to be replaced. Using cast stone corbels rather than natural stone corbels will typically be a better solution for three main reasons:
- Cost - cast stone is typically cheaper than natural stone and becomes increasingly so the more corbels are needed (as simply another product from a mould)
- Colour - this can be accurately and consistently matched to remaining stonework
- Consistency - once a mould is accurately created every cast stone corbel will be identical
Although corbels are more typically used on new builds and self-build projects where the property is in a traditional design, more contemporary buildings also use cast stone corbels with simple sleek lines. If our range of standard corbels isn't suitable for your requirements, we're always able to produce very high quality bespoke cast stone corbels to any design.
We have a range of standard cast stone corbels which can be produced in a wide number of colours, with these matching other architectural features we produce such as cornices and keystones. For more elaborate designs of corbel, we are easily able to produce bespoke cast stone corbels to an architect's design. Download corbel drawing and cast stone colour manual from below.
A cast stone door canopy forms both an attractive and practical addition to the home and other property types.
For more complex products like porticos and balustrade, many clients choose to use our expert site installation service rather than just have the cast stone product delivered to site.