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Why Choose Cast Stone?

24 September 2023

Choosing cast stone for architectural or landscaping applications can offer several advantages. Cast stone is a highly versatile material that resembles natural stone but is manufactured using a mix of aggregates, cement and other additives.

Here are some of the reasons you might choose cast stone:

  1. AESTHETIC APPEAL: Cast stone can mimic the appearance of natural stone. It can come in a range of colours to match local stone, allowing you to achieve the desired aesthetic for your project. Cast stone is great for decorative elements including columnsporticosbalustradeswindow surroundspier caps and coping stones.
  2. COST-EFFECTIVE: Cast stone is generally more affordable than natural stone while still providing a high-end look. This cost-effectiveness can make it an attractive option for projects working to a budget.
  3. DURABILITY: Cast stone is a durable material that can withstand the elements and maintain its appearance over time. It is suitable for both interior and exterior applications.
  4. CUSTOMISATION: Cast stone is highly customisable into various shapes and sizes. Allowing the creation of unique designs and architectural features that enable architects and designers to realise their creative visions.
  5. CONSISTENCY: Unlike natural stone, cast stone offers great consistency in terms of colour and texture, which can be important when you need a uniform appearance throughout a project.
  6. WEIGHT SAVINGS: Cast stone is generally lighter than natural stone, making it easier to transport, handle and install. This can reduce construction costs and simplify installation.
  7. LOW MAINTENANCE: Cast stone is relatively low-maintenance. Regular cleaning can help maintain its appearance.
  8. HISTORICAL REPLICATION: Cast stone is often used in historical restoration projects because it can closely replicate the look and feel of original stone elements that may be difficult to source or are no longer available.

It's important to note that the quality and performance of cast stone can vary depending on the manufacturer. Therefore, when choosing cast stone, it's essential to work with reputable suppliers like Cranborne Stone.

Mike Hayward    (09/23)