Procter Cast Stone has an extensive range of standard cast stone porticos, and customised versions or entirely bespoke porticos can be produced to architects designs or for existing properties where design details must match those on other stonework. A portico transforms the appearance of a property, and the advantage of the Procter porticos is that these high-quality products are far more affordable than porticos built from quarried stone yet, to the untrained eye, cast stone and quarried stone are indistinguishable.
Cost-effective and easy to specify and install, standard cast stone porticos are offered in a choice of styles and with dimensions that can be adjusted to suit the property. Customers can choose standard porticos in Classic, Elegant or Ornate styles, and Square U-shaped, Square L-shaped or Semi-Circular layouts. Column, cornice and architrave styles can be 'mixed and matched' to suit customers requirements, and nine standard colours are listed or special colours can be created to mimic different quarried stones or to suit particular aesthetics.
Procter Cast Stone porticos use a reinforced concrete ring beam for structural integrity and to eliminate the need for costly steelwork. Installation advice is provided or, alternatively, Procter Cast Stone can install the portico using its own skilled team. This is particularly beneficial when the main contractor has little or no experience of working with cast stone, plus it helps to reduce project risk because the portico remains Procter Cast Stones responsibility until installation is complete.