Cast Stone is an incredibly versatile building material. Because it can be moulded into virtually any shape or size, it offers the designer outstanding flexibility for features and structural elements on all types of commercial and retail projects.
It fits with classical and modern styles and blends with a range of cladding materials from brickwork, render and quarried natural stone to steel, glass and timber.
Where to use
You will find cast stone everywhere from corporate headquarters to speculative office developments, where its distinctive appearance can increase the sale or letting value. In retail and hospitality, cast stone is widely used for supermarkets, shopping malls, retail parks, designer boutiques and restaurants.
As well as creating details from porticos and shopfronts to staircases and reception areas, cast stone can create the look of solid masonry. Cast stone ashlar walling is significantly less expensive than quarried natural stone and can be detailed with different course heights to create a similar effect.
Indeed, cast stone is comparable to quarried natural stone as a building material in both appearance and performance, yet it is readily available and provides a cost-effective, sustainable alternative.
Where to buy cast stone
UKCSA members have wide experience in the design, detailing, specification, manufacture and installation of cast stone for these projects. Whether your design details are standard or bespoke, when you specify cast stone from an UKCSA member, they will have outstanding strength and durability and be tailored exactly to your specification.