Originally we established ourselves as the premier supplier of dentil mouldings, corbels and gallows brackets. Alongside these popular off the shelf designs we also offer realistic brick and render effect chimneys. Latterly our work has extended to include specialist radius guttering, fancy barge boards, and of course the ubiquitous GRP Door canopies.
In the last 3 years we have extended our range further, with lightweight Stonecoat Copings forming an ever popular choice with architects and contractors. Stonecoat architectural mouldings offer significant advantages over traditional GRP solutions:
The end result is always the same, beautifully detailed profiles that match stone but look better than mainstream GRP alternatives.
In the last few years we have extended our range further, with lightweight Stonecoat string courses selected as viable alternatives to heavy easily damaged cast stone which can so much snagging after installation.
Here's a close up of our chimney coping at Brent Knoll in Somerset. The final detail hadn't been decided when we were called to site, but we were able to replicate a standard cornice detail from House Martin's existing interior coving range, which was then signed off and put into production and delivered within four weeks.
The units are sleeved over a lead flashing, negating the need for lead across the entire horizontal surface.
These Stonecoat chimney "cappings" are mounted on to stacks created by rendering ply. The original detail looked straight forward on paper, but the contractor was quick to realise it would be too heavy to accept the required load. The answer was a series of one piece rebated chimney "copings" which could fit snugly over the stacks.
The copings shown beneath the chimney are standard cast stone units, but observers will be totally unable to detect which product is the "real" one.
Stonecoat mouldings can be produced in unique sizes, without prohibitive tooling costs. Customers looking for unusual width coping stones, or needing an additional styling feature will be able to incorporate this without extended lead-times or incurring unrealistic pattern and mould costs.
Self builders will be pleased to accept deliveries which can be unloaded by hand, rather than requiring on-site cranes of hiring in fork lifting appartus.
Unlike GRP alternatives units are usually supplied as a coated solid profile.
The end result is something which is far more robust, and less susceptible to site damage. The finished products are far more realistic than fibreglass alternatives.
Stonecoat mouldings are often selected for use on timber frame dwellings where there is either insufficient strength to accommodate heavy traditional semi-dry cast stone mouldings. The giant corbel shown here was easily lifted into place by one man, and is installed with lightweight steel brackets and our specially formulated adhesive.
Customers that might hesitate to depart from the usual default choices can be assured by the fact that these "new" materials have been used extensively on the continent and in Canada for over 20 years.
Typically continental alternatives are usually supplied semi-finished and painted on site, anyone who's visited East European countries will have walked pass score of polystyrene string courses, corbels, and window sets without realising how they've been made.
All our Stonecoat profiles are made here in England, and available on shorter lead-times than alternatives.
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