Acanthus Cast Stone are well known for the superb range of portico designs on offer. Our porticos are extremely popular and can transform the look of a building (as well as significantly increasing its value) for a relatively modest outlay. Porticos can easily be attached to existing buildings as well as being incorporated into the design of new projects.
We have a number of designs to choose from, ranging from our classically detailed and highly popular PT1, through to our recently added PT6. We regularly manufacture custom-made porticos including semi-circular and elliptically shaped designs.
A range of plain and fluted columns are available. All columns have correctly detailed entasis with the option of matching half-columns or pilasters. Columns are usually supplied solid but can be made hollow to accommodate steelwork or drainage. Balustrade can be added above if the roof is to be used as a balcony. Most porticos are supplied with a matching floor to finish off the project perfectly.
The key to an elegant portico is to use carefully designed components with the correct proportions. If you would like help with a portico project then please contact our experienced design team.
Portico installation is relatively straightforward, but accurate construction and neat pointing of the joints is crucial. We provide fully dimensioned CAD and component drawings and include free matching pointing material for the joints to ensure a close colour match.
If you don’t feel confident about your own builder installing a portico then we know of experienced contractors who build them regularly and who would be happy to quote for installation.
Porticos are designed and manufactured individually for each project. Please allow 5-6 weeks from placing an order to delivery date to allow for the production of CAD drawings, approval and manufacture.
If you would like further information, advice or free stone samples then please call or complete the enquiry form.
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