Cast Stone Ashlar Walling
All cast stone products are typically more cost effective than the quarried stone alternatives, but for walling, and in particular ashlar walling, this is especially so.
The reason that artificial stone wall cladding is so much more cost effective than real stone cladding is that natural stone ashlar walling has to be sawn to very precise tolerances and then the surface needs to be smoothed to remove any production marks. It can then be laid with joints as small as 3mm and therefore appears almost seamless.
Producing a concrete cladding, or reconstituted stone cladding, is far simpler and more accurate than natural stone because the exact dimensions needed are created once for the original mould. After that, every piece of reconstituted stone walling that comes out of the mould will be identical.
Because cast stone walling can be created in virtually any colour, it can be used in restoration projects in place of selected original stone cladding.