F.A.Q.

Frequently Asked Questions

UK Cast Stone Answers

UK Cast Stone Answers  have been  put together some of the more common questions that we have been asked on this page of our website to help you, if you have a question and can not find the answer here please do not hesitate to contact us.

Cast Stone and Care

UK Cast Stone Online is normally admired for the way in which it weathers naturally so that it is imperceptible from quarried stone. If you do wish to clean your UK Cast Stone Online, we recommend that you first try using a mild solution of water and washing up liquid – when used in conjunction with a soft brush this can achieve good results. The use of acid cleaners or harsh abrasive scouring should be avoided as this will break down the surface of the product and it will become more porous and could make the product more susceptible to permanent staining. Be aware that natural dyes in composts containing peat, coconut husk or coir can produce a brown staining which is very difficult to remove. Many fertilizers contain ferrous compounds that can cause rust stains. Cast-in fixings and reinforcement used during the standard UK Cast Stone Online production process are non-ferrous, usually stainless steel.

With careful handling, the UK Cast Stone Online cast stone material itself needs no special maintenance as long as it is not exposed to extreme conditions. For example, it is recommended that in very hot weather a planted cast stone garden ornament should be watered only in the early morning or cool evening. Likewise, in freezing conditions, cast stone fountain bowls should be emptied. The cast stonework is less susceptible to the detrimental effects of weathering, which can damage the laminated structure of quarried stone or natural stone, and can be aesthetically more pleasing as it often matures and develops character much earlier.

Yes, our cast stone conforms to BS 1217 and is fully waterproof with a waterproofing agent being incorporated in each mix. The earliest known use of cast stone is around 2000 years old and still standing today.

Cast stone is an architectural precast concrete building product manufactured to simulate natural-cut stone. It is the most aesthetically refined form of concrete known today. Cast stone is used as a masonry product to provide architectural trim and ornamentation on buildings and other structures.

Anywhere where natural stone would be used. Cast stone is normally less expensive and more easily created.

Company Information

Uk Cast Stone Online takes customer service very seriously, and we will do our best to approach all complaints quickly and professionally. Our Customer Service Team can be reached on 07873 880312 or via info@ukcaststoneonline.co.uk

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UK Cast Stone Online was founded way back in 1990 so we have 30 years of trading history.

General

Uk Cast Stone Online has Architectural Sales teams who would be pleased to help with any architectural cast stone requirements. We can work from submitted architectural drawings or CAD disks, offering technical and practical advice where possible.

If you are ordering a garden ornament, you have the choice of:

  1. Placing an order online via this website.
  2. Telephoning our Ornamental Sales department on 07873 880312

In most cases for our Cast Stone products the lead time is 14 days from when UK online Cast Stone receive your order.

Our standard colours are Buff, Portland and charcoal.

Yes. Our mould manufacture foreman has over 30 years of experience in the cast stone industry. Because moulds are the most critical element to manufacturing quality cast stone products, we invest considerable time into making quality moulds. In our mould making workshop, we manufacture all of our own moulds from a variety of materials, including, timber, plaster, rubber, clay, and fiberglass.