Cast Stone Resources: Free Downloads and Free Samples
Consistently popular since the first edition was published in 2006, Understanding Cast Stone is a specifier's guide that explains what cast stone is, how it can be used and the benefits it offers. The guide also contains sections covering site practice, aftercare and maintenance, and there is a comprehensive list of applicable British Standards and Eurocodes.
Complementing this first guide there are two other guides, one written for architects and the other for self-builders. These are based around the same material but include additional information to help the different readers find out what they need to know. All three guides have been periodically improved and updated with extra information and revised standards references where applicable.
Procter Cast Stone is a full member of UKCSA (UK Cast Stone Association) and several of the UKCSA publications are also available to download from the Procter website, including the recently published Technical Manual, the UKCSA Specification for Cast Stone, a guidance note entitled Specifying Cast Stone with Confidence, and the UKCSA Sustainability Statement.
For people looking for ideas or who are working on designs incorporating cast stone, Procter Cast Stone offers both PDF files of its cast stone product drawings and CAD files via FatsrackCAD. Of course, designers can readily modify the CAD files to create bespoke features, or they can generate their own designs against which Procter Cast Stone can provide budget prices or a detailed quotation.
Cast stone is available in a variety of colours to match natural stone - such as Dark Portland Stone, Cheshire Red, Aire, Millstone Grit and Yorkstone - and these cast stone colour shades are illustrated on a PDF that can be printed by the user. Alternatively, a cast stone colour sample pack can be posted on request. Of course, architects seeking to match other natural stone finishes or who need a bespoke colour can contact Procter Cast Stone to discuss their requirements.
Cast stone Resources, Free Downloads and Samples
- Printable PDF of the handling instructions
- Company brochure
- Online list of cast stone FAQs
- Gallerycontaining dozens of photographs of completed projects
- Downloadable applications and case studies that illustrate the breadth of projects for which cast stone is suitable
- How Cast stone is made
- Email newsletterto keep readers up to date with the latest developments in cast stone
If the cast stone resources, publications and information available online or by email are insufficient, Procter Cast Stone has experts available who can respond to enquiries by telephone or email, or who can meet architects, specifiers and self-builders for detailed discussions. Ongoing support can be provided through the design stages of a project, including the planning approvals process in cases where planning authorities might raise objections to the use of cast stone in Conservation Areas or on Listed Buildings.
Based on the above, Procter Cast Stone believes that it offers the best range of free cast stone resources, information and technical support for anyone considering using cast stone on all types of construction project in the UK. Visit the website to see what is available or contact the company directly by telephoning us emailing [email protected].