Semi Dry Cast Stone (artstone)
Semi dry is perhaps the most commonly used cast stone in the house building industry as a cost effective alternative to natural stone. It is a versatile product used for many products which includes (but is not limited to) Window surrounds, copings and pier caps, ballustrade, bulls eye windows, quoins, corbels, ashlar blocks, vents, datestones,keystones and much more. The majority of our products are bespoke but we have a standard range of components which we also produce.
It is a non-structural product designed for decorative use only and is cast often using a two part system, the facing colour and a backing fill material. The material has a density of typically between 1850-2100kg/m2 at 28 days and complies with the relevant British Standards BS 1217:1997, BS 5642:1983, BS 6457:1984. It is available in a standard range of colours however we can using different combinations of cements and dyes achieve an almost infinite colour variation to suit your needs.
Wet cast Acid Etched Masonry (Wet Cast)
Wet cast is used in many of the same situations as semi dry however it is able to be both an architectural decorative product and have the ability to be a load bearing structural unit through the use of reinforcement bar and mesh. Due to its loadbearing nature it is used especially for window heads where a steel lintel is not available or on large units such as drive through beams, slabs and other similar products.
Glass Reinforced Concrete (GRC)
Glass fibre reinforced cement, generally referred to as G.R.C. is a combination of alkali resistant drawn glass fibre and a cement. As a product it is becoming ever more popular with the new site lifting laws as it is lightweight and versatile with a thickness of between 10 and 15mm depending on the shape of the product being manufactured thus allowing a previously heavy item to be man handle able saving time and money. A flat grc is approx 20% of the weight of an identical precast unit.
Reconstituted Walling Stone
Reconstituted walling stone provides an attractive, cost effective alternative to Natural Stone Walling. Our range of stones is available in many different sizes finishes and colour, all to suit individual needs. Recon Walling stone strength makes it ideal for load-bearing applications and its use to make cavity wall construction straightforward. The adaptability of the product makes it suitable for a wide range of applications and it can be used successfully for commercial, industrial and residential projects.