Procter Cast Stone offers a range of standard cast stone porticos, from which architects can mix-and-match features to create the size and style of portico (or porch) required.
Cast stone can be an extremely cost-effective alternative to natural stone, especially for projects such as this where there is a degree of repetitive work and where some unit designs are variations of others.
Furthermore, deliveries of cast stone are highly reliable, and the fact that the units are produced in closely controlled factory conditions ensures consistency from one unit to the next and from one batch to the next.
Architects also appreciate the wide choice of colours and finishes available, as well as the freedom to design almost any three-dimensional form.
To assist in the process of specifying cast stone products such as standard porticos or the bespoke portico described above, Procter Cast Stone has published Understanding Cast Stone, a Guide to Cast Stone Products for Architects and Specifiers. This is available as a PDF file from the Downloads page of the website.