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Stone Portico

Cast stone porticos add a stunning feature to transform the look and feel of a property. They help to add grand entrances to a home, can provide a balcony area for the first floor and crucially, give visitors somewhere to stand out of the rain when they ring the doorbell!

Stone portico designs:

Porticos are constructed using columns and a roof to create a porch style structure. Typically, stone porticos are installed around the front entrance to a home, but they are also ideal for adding architectural features on other parts of a property.
Acanthus cast stone porticos can be incorporated to existing building designs or form a part of a grand entrance for a new build home.
We have a selection of standard portico styles on offer and we can also work with architects, developers or homeowners to create a bespoke portico for any property type.

Stone columns and pillars for porticos:

The range of cast stone column designs we manufacture gives you a real opportunity to create the perfect portico to suit your style. With different styles for plain and fluted columns, we can create porticos with clean modern lines, or classic architectural detailing.
The majority of our portico columns are solid cast stone, but we can also manufacture hollow columns if additional steelwork or drainage is required for your project. For a four-column portico that perfectly blends into your existing property, talk to our team about our matching half-column and pilaster options.

Stone portico roofs:

It’s worth having a real think about the roof of your portico, as this will give the form and function you’re looking for your project.
• Curved Porticos –
Ideal for smaller porticos that still make an impact, curved portico designs can feature a semi-circular shaped roof
• Square Porticos –
Square and rectangular portico designs are really popular on grand, Georgian style homes that feature the classic symmetrical styling
• Pitched Roof Porticos –
If you’re looking for a real wow-factor for your portico, our pitched roof porticos add real drama to any house style

Porticos with balconies:

Adding a balcony area to your home is easy with a stone portico. We can add decorative balustrades on top of the portico roof to create a safe, outside space accessible from the first floor of your home. It’s fantastic for creating the perfect little afternoon suntrap or weekend breakfast spot.
We have a range of balustrade styles to perfectly match your portico style.

Colour stone porticos:

A portico creates a main focus feature for any home, so choosing the right colour is essential. We offer free sample packs of our stone colours, so you can check how it will work with the render or brick finish of your home.
Our colour options include:
• Portland – a stunning colour that features on some of London’s most historic buildings
• Bathstone – a pale buff shade that’s ideal for heritage styling
• Cotswold – perfect for mimicking the Cotswold stone cottage look
• Yorkstone – a quintessentially British choice
• Natural Grey – a softer shade for modern portico designs
We offer a full range of cast stone products, including window cills, heads and keystones in matching colours to complete your project.

Portico planning:

We are happy to help you to plan the ideal portico for your home. Our experienced CAD designer can work with you to deliver a bespoke design that’s tailor-made for your project.

Chat to us today about how we can help with Portico perfection for your property!



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