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Cast Stone

The casting of architectural detail and garden features in cement and other materials was popular in the the late 19th century, cement taking over from ceramic based materials such as Coade Stone. Whilst natural stone cannot be matched for its character and authenticity, cast stone has a legitimate place in conservation work, particularly of the 19th century and can be useful in providing copies of existing features. Elements should always be painted where historically such features would have been painted and garden features, which were often unpainted, can be toned in.

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Companies supplying goods or services for Cast Stone
Haddonstone Limited
The Forge House, East Haddon, Northampton NN6 8DB Telephone: Fax: e-mail:
Tel 01604 770711 Fax 01604 770027
Haddonstone is a unique form of cast limestone with a surface texture similar to Portland stone. Haddonstone produce architectural cast stone and garden ornaments. Normally Haddonstone costs significantly less than carved stone. The company has earned a reputation for the the provision of stonework for the restoration and replacement of damaged or missing stone features.
Head office, Nyewood Court, Brookers Road Billingshurst, West Sussex RH14 9RZ
Tel 01403 785141 Fax 01403 784663
Lambs are suppliers of gauged brick arches, rubbed brick, handmade brick, glazed headers, paviors, terracotta, faience and Wealden Sussex stone as well as stocking Portland, Bath, York and other indigenous British stone.
Stevensons of Norwich Ltd
Stevensons of Norwich Ltd, Vulcan Road South, Norwich, Norfolk, NR6 AF
Tel 01603 400824
Stevensons of Norwich Limited, established for 35 years, specialise in the design, manufacture, supply and installation of standard & bespoke mouldings in fibrous plaster, GRG, Stevensons-Stone and GRP. They restore and repair historic plasterwork and use traditional methods and materials to carry out lime plasterwork and lath and plaster. They offer advice, surveys, reports and quotations. Reports include analysis of original materials in the laboratory where appropriate.